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    Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    This should prove to be an interesting topic, anyone think the Government and or big business should determine content on your site? Make sure you read the list of congress (people) taking money from both sides.

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/show

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/money
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    Re: Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    It also supports copyright holders, like photographers, which is why the ASMP is for those bills.

    Either way, they are poorly written and both sides are more influenced by money than justice.

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    The way I see it, the bill has the potential to be drastically misused. Like warrantless searches of your property. This is a case of placing limits on freedom of speach, regardless of wether one likes the message or content of a site, there are already protections in place and legal recourses to take if content is swiped.
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    It looks reasonable and fairly innocuous to the "innocent", but as the Patriot Act has shown, the definition of "innocent" is in the hands of the FBI and DOJ which has a record of misuse and abuse of power, especially with the Patriot Act. Add the ability to block Website(s) for alleged copyright infringement, and free speech gets lost in the process. Both sides have argued their position but in the end, it's the vague or ambiguous language that wins the day in court, usually for the government.

    Maybe it's more than what Eisenhower said, it's not just the military-industrial complex that's the problem now, but more so the government-corporation complex that scares me more.
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    This is some really bad law - the possibility for abuse is huge.

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    There are a lot of things the government shouldn't be involved with... I'm sure this is one of them.
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    Re: Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    This is an ongoing challenge to free expression by the entertainment industry and other copyright/IP champions, and seriously challenges our fundamental freedoms.

    http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...an-rights.html

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    Re: Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    But there's hope....

    http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120116/NEWS07/120119916?tags=|299|75|303|335#

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    Re: Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    Those are both great links Jay - Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay DeFehr View Post
    But there's hope....

    http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120116/NEWS07/120119916?tags=|299|75|303|335#
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    Re: Websites, Content and How it will be Seen.

    So tomorrow (Wednesday) some major sites are going to put up a protest message and some are going to completely unoccupy themselves. (Some info.) It will be interesting to see the effect.
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