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Comments on news posted 2012-01-19 12:30:39: While the MPAA decried yesterday's SOPA/PIPA protests as a "publicity stunt," it seems clear that the protests did have their intended effect, with at least 18 Senators having withdrawn support for SOPA. ..

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Jason Levine
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Re: I apologise ...

I called Gillibrand's office today and spoke with someone who told me that she understands there are some concerns with PIPA but will work to improve it. The problem? PIPA goes for a vote next week. Not a lot of time to shore up its problems.

I was just watching the Republican debate and found myself agreeing with Gingrich. It's about the only issue I agree with him on, so it was insanely weird to find myself applauding his stance. Meanwhile, I'm against the position of my Democrat senators.

I think I just saw a flying pig!
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Re: Google anti-SOPA/PIPA actions will disappear soon

said by KrK:

MegaUpload is a legit site.

Oh, give me a break. Megauoload is far from legitimate. Having SOME legit files, or even a small percentage of legit files(even 20 or 30 %) doesn't make them legit. And the pretend ignorance by site mgt of what is on their servers is so bogus.

»arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news···load.ars

But the government asserts that Megaupload merely wanted the veneer of legitimacy, while its employees knew full well that the site's main use was to distribute infringing content. Indeed, the government points to numerous internal e-mails and chat logs from employees showing that they were aware of copyrighted material on the site and even shared it with each other. Because of this, the government says that the site does not qualify for a “safe harbor” of the kind that protected YouTube from Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit.

For instance, the “abuse tool” allegedly does not remove the actual file being complained about by a rightsholder. Instead, it only removes a specific Web address linked to that file—but there might be hundreds of such addresses for popular content.

Employees also had access to analytics. One report showed that a specific linking site had “produce[d] 164,214 visits to Megaupload for a download of the copyrighted CD/DVD burning software package Nero Suite 10. The software package had the suggested retail price of $99.” The government's conclusion: Megaupload knew what was happening and did little to stop it.



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Re: Teaching respect for ip

said by gaforces:

Teachers are the worst ip offenders there are, and it's legal.
They have no respect for ip, cause they can get it free.

You are clearly mistaken.

The reason why schools can copy "freely" is because the educational institution already pays a blanket license that allows them to copy what they need for educational purposes.

It's called "Access Copyright" in Canada, and there's undoubtedly a similar licensing scheme in the states.
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Re: Google anti-SOPA/PIPA actions will disappear soon

What the percentage of internet traffic that is totally legit? Probably only 20 or 30%. SHUT IT DOWN



DataRiker
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said by Rob:

It is not our government's place to police the Internet, or police foreign governments.

Have you read your signature lately?

LOL, when will this guy quit?

He claims to be a republican yet supports big government nanny police intervention.

So funny!


DataRiker
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Re: United States Gross National Product 2010

ThrowDemsOut, is your signature just for satire?

Its clear your actually a pro big government nanny state interventionist.



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Re: Teaching respect for ip

Not in the US, teachers can take almost anything and say its for educational purpose and dont pay a dime.
Some software they used to have to pay 10% of retail, but mostly they get that free now too.
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Re: United States Gross National Product 2010

said by DataRiker:

ThrowDemsOut, is your signature just for satire?

Its clear your actually a pro big government nanny state interventionist.

I like small government. But I am also patriotic and want a military that can defend our country - even if it costs more than I like. I hate thieves(and copyright infringers) and want them prosecuted - even if it isn't always cost effective. I'd like healthcare to be cheaper, but not at the expense of the gov't calling all the shots on whether I get to live or die in a cost effective manner. I want illegal immigrants found and deported and I want those who knowingly hire them jailed, even though it would be government that has to perform that function at a cost. Etc, etc, etc. In other words, attempts to pigeonhole a group you don't like should not resort to the poor tactics of picking 1 item of something they support and then using that as some std of purity to measure every one of their goals. The world is not black and white, it is gray.
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Re: I apologise ...

said by Jason Levine:

I called Gillibrand's office today and spoke with someone who told me that she understands there are some concerns with PIPA but will work to improve it. The problem? PIPA goes for a vote next week. Not a lot of time to shore up its problems.

I was just watching the Republican debate and found myself agreeing with Gingrich. It's about the only issue I agree with him on, so it was insanely weird to find myself applauding his stance. Meanwhile, I'm against the position of my Democrat senators.

I think I just saw a flying pig!

Working to improve it? Is this like Obamacare? Let's pass something we cannot read and then improve it later.

Even President Teleprompter knew to pull his support publicly because of all the backlash but Harry Reid is still trying to save face with this one. The entertainment industry has been big fans of the liberal side of the hall but these bills show an almost disdain for the very people that keep them rich (their customers.)

This bill is not going anywhere even if it does pass the Senate because the House knows better than to help Harry Reid.

moonpuppy

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reply to newview

said by newview:

That comment alienated a lot of people in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia (DelMarVa) and somewhat resurrected the talk on the Eastern Shore of seceding from the Union.

They should because without Ocean City, Maryland would have to really work at raising revenues. O'Malley knows they hate him over there but what does he care, he relies on votes from Baltimore City, PG and Montgomery Counties.


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Re: Google anti-SOPA/PIPA actions will disappear soon

said by DataRiker:

said by Rob:

It is not our government's place to police the Internet, or police foreign governments.

Have you read your signature lately?

LOL, when will this guy quit?

He claims to be a republican yet supports big government nanny police intervention.

So funny!

Republicans love big Government.

But conservative != Republican


Jason Levine
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Re: I apologise ...

I completely agree. You can't simply "plug the holes" on SOPA/PIPA. They're too fatally flawed. We need to kill them right now. *If* we need legislation (and I'm not fully convinced we do), we need to start from scratch and this time have the tech companies engaged in the process instead of shutting any anti-SOPA folks out.
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Re: United States Gross National Product 2010

said by FFH:

said by DataRiker:

ThrowDemsOut, is your signature just for satire?

Its clear your actually a pro big government nanny state interventionist.

I hate thieves(and copyright infringers) and want them prosecuted - even if it isn't always cost effective.

Perhaps it'd be more accurate to say you hate non-wealthy, non-powerful thieves and copyright infringers and want them prosecuted.

NV
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Re: Google anti-SOPA/PIPA actions will disappear soon

I have created a group on Facebook called Boycott Big Content.I intend to only buy Indie Stuff and I will not be letting my wallet near Hollywood.They can kiss my dog's butt.And as far as the SOPA/PIPA Crew in Washington goes I have a saved list of the original crew of Reps and Senators who had signed on.I have no intention to forget all of their names.
Frakkin Arses is what these Rats are.These kind of Bills will just come up by year's end I bet.



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Re: Teaching respect for ip

said by gaforces:

Not in the US, teachers can take almost anything and say its for educational purpose and dont pay a dime.
Some software they used to have to pay 10% of retail, but mostly they get that free now too.

The US equivalent is called the "Copyright Clearance Center" and most likely the school board has an agreement with them. The would be in charge of blanket licensing all copyrighted materials being used for educational purposes in the US
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Re: United States Gross National Product 2010

said by Noah Vail:

said by FFH:

said by DataRiker:

ThrowDemsOut, is your signature just for satire?

Its clear your actually a pro big government nanny state interventionist.

I hate thieves(and copyright infringers) and want them prosecuted - even if it isn't always cost effective.

Perhaps it'd be more accurate to say you hate non-wealthy, non-powerful thieves and copyright infringers and want them prosecuted.

NV

No that wouldn't be accurate.
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moonpuppy

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reply to Jason Levine

Re: I apologise ...

Make no mistake, legislation is needed. We also need to enforce the legislation already out there.

It's funny how I see people selling obviously pirated DVDs on the street. These are the real bad camcorder versions of movies. And yet, the cops do not arrest them for selling counterfeit material. They do more harm than the digital pirates and actually profit highly off of it.



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Re: United States Gross National Product 2010

said by FFH:

No that wouldn't be accurate.

Try this then.

You give every indication that your hatred of thieves and thieves and copyright infringers is limited to the non-wealthy and non-powerful.
It is only that group of thieves and copyright infringers for whom you consistently advocate prosecution.

That's were all the evidence I've seen leads. If I've missed posts to the contrary, I'd love to read them.

NV

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