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KushHeadFievel

Stop the E-PARASITE Act.

This popped up on the side of SF the other day as I was surfing the site.
Yes it's a tad old, but even still... it runs till the 30th.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Stop the E-PARASITE Act.
This Bill would allow essentially allow A Great Firewall of America and would be a shameful desecration of free speech and any sort of reasonable copyright law. The new Law would allow copyright holders to force websites which have any copyrighted material to be blocked by ISP companies around the country, without requiring that the websites be given time to take the offending material down. It would also put pressure on ISP companies to monitor their users like never before, a gross invasion of privacy. This bill is a direct assault on a free internet and a shameful attempt by copyright lobbyists to destroy net neutrality. Essentially it's a censorship law that would end the internet as we know it in America.

Created: Oct 31, 2011

50,000 sure would send the message.
Why it's important?
I would have to take down everything with Copyrighted material in my gallery, as well as everyone else.
I wouldn't even go online much anymore, there just wouldn't seem to be much point.
Once I have an income, I would go online for cheap merchandise, (Plushies) as well, and then drop off again. Well, might even think about getting a regular dial up modem for the internet, no point in broadband if they passed something that strict.



Thanks Very Much For Reading
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Added: 7 years ago
 
Reizinho
7 years ago
I signed.
KushHeadFievel
7 years ago
;) Cool
The more the better
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years ago
My country's equivalent to the RIAA has already done something like this to YouTube. "This video is not available in your country because it *MAY* contain material not licensed by the copyright owner."
KushHeadFievel
7 years ago
Yeah really I know.
How many videos have I linked to Yahoo chat, 20, 30? And how many actually came through, 2? 3?
It's not just your country though, youtube and other copyright holders are really getting strict and funny about things.
Before Vevo, I believe Linkin Park was kicked offline, and their account deleted because their publisher didn't like them placing up their music. Wait what!? Linkin Park isn't allowed to upload their own stuff, because their publisher doesn't like it?
As far as I know, this has happened to more then one band, and then youtube also was threatened with lawsuits from the original artists.
Everyone seems to be copyright crazy... I guess they don't have anything better to do!?
40 million to start a large lawsuit against a large corporation... 10 million or so for better CSS Macromedia Protection.
Might as well start production on a movie, and even start paying for it.
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years ago
Copyright ain't about protecting artists or technicians, it's about protecting fat, lazy industries leeching off the work of the real talents. All those accountants and other beancounters are the people that are really making money, and thus they think they own the people that work for them for a few spare pennies compared to the profit they're generating.

So it's the rich people in the suits that think they own the little people and their work without even paying them what they're really worth, and it's the same rich people selling everything to other little people at much too high prices without passing the profits on to the little artists and technicians.

And now they're surprised the little people are trying to reclaim what's theirs after several decades of Reagonomics and "trickling through" in favor of the rich people that left the little people so little they have no spending power left to pay the high prices that the rich people in the suits are extorting from them.
KushHeadFievel
7 years ago
*Very* good points; At least people with high influence are starting to complain... fed up, they'll take it no longer.
The only thing youtube is doing, is looking out for themselves, and their $$.
Same goes with many other corporations too... I bet they are hardly prepared though for-it, when the talent takes back their music.
It's probably kinda like it is in the wild, when the Lion's food fights it back.
Meerkat scratches lion in the face... lion isn't ready for his food to attack him, and then backs off.
BlackVulpine
6 years, 12 months ago
Relax. This will never pass.
KushHeadFievel
6 years, 12 months ago
I don't figure it will... it's too strict,, and few will agree with such a thing.
BlackVulpine
6 years, 12 months ago
If it DOES pass, someone's gonna die.
KushHeadFievel
6 years, 12 months ago
You could bet on that
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