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Congress Should Not Censor the Internet

Posted by: Jason Tate (11/16/11)
There are a lot of websites talking about the two nebulously named bills (PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act) going up for vote soon, but Tumblr has put together one of the easiest to understand. So, with that - I am directing people to this page. Please take some time to get to know what's going on - and take action. This is very important.
 
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11:40 AM on 11/16/11
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Is there a quick sentence or paragraph that sums up what this bill does? Those links are alot to read while at work
11:41 AM on 11/16/11
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Is there a quick sentence or paragraph that sums up what this bill does? Those links are alot to read while at work
more less, major copyright holders (IE Hollywood) can have websites blocked or pulled from the internet if they suspect violation of copyright.
11:41 AM on 11/16/11
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Is there a quick sentence or paragraph that sums up what this bill does? Those links are alot to read while at work
The entire article is worth reading, because there are a lot of details, but the first paragraph of the ARS article is good:

Imagine a world in which any intellectual property holder can, without ever appearing before a judge or setting foot in a courtroom, shut down any website's online advertising programs and block access to credit card payments. The credit card processors and the advertising networks would be required to take quick action against the named website; only the filing of a “counter notification” by the website could get service restored.
11:42 AM on 11/16/11
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11:45 AM on 11/16/11
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this is complete bullshit. I was reading up on all of this just this morning. make the laws beneficial to both sides. this is just a lot of people acting like giant babies and whining instead of adapting.

SOOO MANY FACEPALMS!!!
11:45 AM on 11/16/11
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Thank you, Jason, for posting this front page. Perhaps even bringing it to attention in some bigger way to your big community would be even better. Popup on load? Sticky? Mass PM? General forum sticky? Anything

What better time for a "punk" "community" founded online to join together for a good cause?

Again, thanks for posting this. Been PMing it to folks on facebook all morning.
11:46 AM on 11/16/11
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This sets our country back so far.
11:47 AM on 11/16/11
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What a load of horseshit.

I'd post a gif if this weren't a serious thread.
11:48 AM on 11/16/11
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So, The Members Only forum would get this site shut down in less than a day... hmmm
11:51 AM on 11/16/11
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I feel like there's so much governmental paranoia over stuff like this. The government seems to react out of complete ignorance or as a backlash when it comes to internet issues.
11:52 AM on 11/16/11
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So, The Members Only forum would get this site shut down in less than a day... hmmm
I was thinking where would that stand. Hmm.
11:54 AM on 11/16/11
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11:56 AM on 11/16/11
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^this video does a pretty good job describing what that bill can do too
11:57 AM on 11/16/11
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I'm against piracy but I'm more against any form of government censorship.
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