American Censorship Day

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  1. Valwin
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    Apparently, Congress is holding a hearing today about an American Internet Censorship System.

    They have the potential to radically alter or shut down sites like YouTube, Flickr, 4chan, others, and all new companies that follow

    Should this go into effect, most of us can kiss our hoo-ha's goodbye. Many sites will be unavailable due to infringement.

    many sites may become a "blocked" site for those of us in the U.S.. You posted a piece of the lyrics to a song on Facebook? Red lights flashing. Youtube? Their going to have a field day with this. You want free anime and music? You receive the scraps that the publishers give you. Remember reading manga online? Time to buy a physical copy and translate it yourself.

    Also, many sites that are currently following the "order" of the DMCA will be in hot water.

    So many things come about from this restriction and preemptive prosecution. The mere thought that this is reaching the Senate has me wondering, "WTF?!"

    http://americancensorship.org/
     


  2. 1234turtles

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    dear god please do not let this happen.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Mind you this gives them the power to do it but the odds of them shutting down a major site like Youtube or spending the time to censor lyrics on your Facebook page is probably never gonna happen.

    Also, free anime and music is pretty much copyright infringement unless they have consent from the distributor or whatever. For example, Funimation has a Youtube channel and they actually keep entire series of anime on there. Will they be taken down? No, because they're the company responsible for their properties. Same deal goes with a lot of artist Youtube channels (even then, you see things such as live concerts and such taken down on Youtube for copyright infringement anyway).

    I agree that the measure is unnecessary but complaining about how it will give them the potential to stop you from clearly performing copyright infringement is just being a whiny pirate.
     
  4. brandonspikes

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    Wrong, It takes away our rights, We should be able to browse anything we want on the internet, illegal or not, should we not be able to get in trouble? I think that should stay the same, but we should have the option to browse freely.
    Especially Americans.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    Okay, I'm just gonna go browse some child porn and then complain when the police bust down my door and call me a sick fuck. They're infringing on my rights!

    Also, you want the right to do illegal things? That's like completely contradictory. The purpose of making things illegal is to take away someone's right of doing something which society has deemed morally wrong. For the record, you are not society, so if you don't think pirating is "morally wrong", too bad, everyone else does. Some people think the death penalty is perfectly acceptable, others don't, but in the end we're a country run by majority rule.

    A bill like this gives the government a lot of power to govern our internet, and some people may not like government encroachment, but in the end I doubt, if the bill is passed, that you'll wake up tomorrow and find the entire internet full under attack. Not a shit will change most likely.
     
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  6. Evilengine

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    are thy able to block all proxy sevices of the whole wide world? even in china you can unlock free internet throught ultrasurf, etc. but of course such behavior, of the country, you are living in, sucks. freedom of speech and of your free chosen opinio0n is the most important thing you have.
     
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  7. Hadrian

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    Well done you've won "stupid whiney comment of the week". Every part of what you said was stupid.
     
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  8. AlanJohn

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    Isn't like the American senate retarded?
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

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    Yeah, pretty much.

    Although they're elected officials by the people so I guess by some sort of transitive property, we're retarded.

    Well not me, I didn't vote. I wasn't old enough to vote when this one came around.
     
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  10. brandonspikes

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    How is that stupid, I pay for internet, I should have the right to upload what I want, and reap the bad after effects if i so choose.

    This law can screw over so many people that make money off things like youtube, and fuck over companies.

    @ Guild, Apparently you cannot read, I said that there should be repercussions for illegal things, but we should have the option to browse whatever we like.



    And just a heads up, if this law passes in current wording, The government has the right to shutdown sites like Youtube, and put people in prison that like to make music covers, gameplays etc. They can be classified as a felon.
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    I'd like to take action and support this, as much of what happens in America influences Britain as well one way or another.
    But I don't know if I actually can and all, being British.
     
  12. Depravo

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    Contradiction. These 'bad after effects' only happen because you don't have the right.
     
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  13. BrightNeko

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    unsure if good or bad. Only know that if it goes through there will be tons of rage
     
  14. the_randomizer

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    Yep. They've always been that way. If this BS keeps up, I'm moving back to Japan.
     
  15. prowler

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    It's bad.

    YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, 4chan, Tumblr, etc could be shut down.
     
  16. Hop2089

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    It won't change much this won't be outlandishly enforced like Canada's loli ban or China's firewall. Stop panicking and think for a minute. Youtube shutting down I doubt it, it's all scare tactics, while possible, it's highly unlikely without a huge shitstorm occuring.
     
  17. BrightNeko

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    Nvm I forget sometimes the good that can come from the bad
     
  18. boktor666

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    Why is it that always the American Government comes up with f**ing stupid new ideas to ruin the internet, because people are having fun. It's a retarded idea that will and shall never work, because there always is another way. I don't see the US govvy's like, tracking every freaking thing on the internet. So shitty and pointless, and they earn a income doing this.. What's next, censoring Pr0nz?
     
  19. Joe88

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    Im not sure why 4chan is randomly thrown in with those sites
    that one deserves to be shut down
     
  20. prowler

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    Porn sites also come under this.
    Because 4chan is a big enough website to be with those. As for if it deserves to shut down, that's debatable.