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Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So, if you haven't heard yet, there is an organization called COICA (combating online infringement and counterfeits act), and they are about to pass a bill that will allow the US government to censor the internet, as places like China and Iran do. Rather than telling about it myself, there's a good article about it here.

Also, if you are in the US you can sign a petition against it, here.




On a side note, while I'm against them censoring the internet, I also think this could be awesome if they do this. For one, if they start taking down sites like youtube everyone is gonna go crazy, and it'll be hilarious. Two, I think this would be a great opportunity to start up a "new internet"... get rid of all the ISP's, and start setting up small connections within neighborhoods/cities/towns, then the towns can start connecting, then the states, then we launch a satellite and reconnect with the other countries. It'd take a while, but I think it would be a good thing. Not only would everyone get free internet, but while we're still in the process of bulding this "new internet" people will have to rely more on each other, businesses will have to work hard and do good work to get customers instead of just paying for ads on google, and I think it will make this country a better place to live.

Well enough of my rambling, what are your thoughts on this?
 
 
2010 Oct 3 at 11:49 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3058
-6 ₧
just....
Samuel adams, always the white choice.
 
 
2010 Oct 3 at 12:50 PDT
adhesive

Find the Hole Participation Medal
Find the Hole II 1st Place Medal
2007 Sep 13 • 79
1,301 ₧
"According to the EFF, the industry hoped to rush the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA) bill through without much debate before the Congressional break, but they failed and the bill has been shelved temporarily."
SRAW said:
hey a rare cameo by adhesive
 
 
2010 Oct 3 at 14:38 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
adhesive said:
"According to the EFF, the industry hoped to rush the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA) bill through without much debate before the Congressional break, but they failed and the bill has been shelved temporarily."

Nice!
Looks like all the petitions and letters actually worked. But the war isn't over yet, the bill is just being delayed... we still need to take action to stop these guys.

Also, I not not know of the EFF 'til just now, I'll have to bookmark their site.
 
 
2010 Oct 3 at 14:47 PDT
adhesive

Find the Hole Participation Medal
Find the Hole II 1st Place Medal
2007 Sep 13 • 79
1,301 ₧
This type of bill won't be passed without heated debate, the reason it didn't pass was because it it too close to the congressional break and the election.
If you want to help this cause when it resurfaces you're probably best off writing to a congressman and expressing your concerns (Which the petition organizers will probably do for you). Although I'm not sure of the standing you will have if you are not part of their district.

Also the white house had a plan to pressure all registrars to voluntarily follow the COICA outline anyway should the bill no be passed. The ISP's and registrars see that it isn't in their best interest and they are mainly ignoring it.
SRAW said:
hey a rare cameo by adhesive
 
 
2010 Oct 3 at 14:57 PDT — Ed. 2010 Oct 3 at 14:59 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I say we nuke china and blame it on russia.
Free Steam Games
 
 
2010 Oct 4 at 00:39 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Quote:
We just found out that they're bringing back the Internet blacklist bill for a vote on Thursday -- less than a week from now! We've spent the week meeting people in DC and I can tell you our petition is definitely making a difference. This bill was supposed to pass without objection, but now even Politico is calling it "hotly debated" -- all thanks to you.

The first vote will be by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Do you have any friends in California, Vermont, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, or Illinois who haven't signed the petition yet? Their senators will be the key votes in deciding whether this bill passes.


Same link as in the first post to sign the petition. The life of the internet is a steak guys.
 
 
2010 Nov 13 at 11:25 PST
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3058
-6 ₧
Samuel adams, always the white choice.
 
 
2010 Nov 13 at 11:36 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Cloud just so you know, posting images from funnyjunk does not work, and you are the only person that can see them.
 
 
2010 Nov 13 at 11:37 PST
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3058
-6 ₧
thats even better!
Samuel adams, always the white choice.
 
 
2010 Nov 13 at 12:39 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Signed again, and posted on Facebook.
 
 
2010 Nov 13 at 20:00 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Quote:
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send the Internet blacklist bill to the full Senate, but it was quickly stopped by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) who denounced it as "a bunker-buster cluster bomb" aimed at the Internet and pledged to "do everything I can to take the necessary steps to stop it from passing the U.S. Senate."

Wyden's opposition practically guarantees the bill is dead this year -- and next year the new Congress will have to reintroduce the bill and start all over again. But even that might not happen: Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Hollywood's own senator, told the committee that even she was uncomfortable with the Internet censorship portion of the bill and hoped it could be removed when they took it up again next year!

This is incredible -- and all thanks to you. Just a month ago, the Senate was planning to pass this bill unanimously; now even the senator from Hollywood is backing away from it. But this fight is far from over -- next year, there's going to be hearings, negotiations, and even more crucial votes. We need to be there, continuing to fight.


SUCCESS! My personal thanks to anyone that helped, I love me my intarnetz
 
 
2010 Nov 19 at 12:31 PST
SolidKAYOS
Count Adelaide

Roar Of The Tigress Medal
2007 Jun 24 • 84
68 ₧
It wont get passed. Its America bitch.
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 
 
2010 Nov 19 at 20:40 PST
cloud_the_system

2010 Sep 16 • 51
SolidKAYOS said:
It wont get passed. It's America bitch.


leanr proper garammar before you insult people like me!
we can't stop here, this is bat country!
 
 
2010 Nov 20 at 19:57 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
cloud_the_system said:
SolidKAYOS said:
It wont get passed. It's America bitch.


leanr proper garammar before you insult people like me!

You are one of my favorite people <3
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2010 Nov 20 at 20:04 PST
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