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Stop Online Piracy Act

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The problem is that this gives companies, government, and fuging random people, the ability to shut down a website, at least temporarily, based on nothing but a CLAIM, they don't have to prove poo to have the site closed down.

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What Google will look like if this bill passes.

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The first offense is 5 years in prison. So if you download a Michael Jackson album you'll get more prison time than the guy who killed Michael Jackson.

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Watching the hearing right now...

this is a fuging disaster of epic proportions

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Watching the hearing right now...

this is a fuging disaster of epic proportions

Our own Mel Watt is pushing this bill. If anyone on this board is in his district, please call his office or email him and let him know that you oppose this bill.

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Something good will come out of North Carolina Republicans eventually. With them controlling the legislature in NC they get to redistrict the place and that means the illustrious Mel Watt's hilariously gerrymandered district will finally be gone. That day can't come soon enough.

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Anyone know what Walter B. Jones' stance on this is? I wrote him in opposition. Doubt it'll do any good, though.

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Something good will come out of North Carolina Republicans eventually. With them controlling the legislature in NC they get to redistrict the place and that means the illustrious Mel Watt's hilariously gerrymandered district will finally be gone. That day can't come soon enough.

I was watching the hearing. Mel Watt actually said that he doesn't know much about technology. Really?!? And he's going to decided the future of the internet? Such a joke.

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The internet is the last true outlet for free speech these days. It's pretty obvious they're doing all they can to control it as well.

actually, there are more outlets for free speech than at any time in our history. Internet is just the easiest and the one people pay the most attention to.

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They're doing this to pick off the low-hanging fruit once and for all. The era of anybody who can launch a torrent client being able to Google for copyrighted movies, games, music, and porn thanks to wide open public trackers/torrent sites wasn't going to last forever.

There will still be tons of under the radar torrent/DDL sites in operation all over the internet. Unless the RIAA/MPAA can strongarm ISPs into doing deep packet inspection on all traffic or outright blocking FTP or some other kind of crazy poo it's not going to stop.

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