FBI to keep records of sites visited?

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Feb 6, 2010
  1. GreatZimkogway
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    FBI trackin yo pirating crap! I personally find it a bit of a hit against internet usage rights, and a slight invasion of privacy.
     
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    I assumed they were already doing this
     
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    And that is why there are things like NoScript and PeerGuardian.
     
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    They aren't particularly trying to catch anyone who's pirating. I'd rather go after prostitutes and other highly illegal interactions on the internet than have to deal with gamers stealing a few games that they hardly ever play anyway. I know it'd be a waste of my time.

    Anyway, even if this would ever be passed, not all websites have to oblige. I assume sights already under their radar are mandatory, while a ROM site probably isn't. To be honest, pirates are probably far down on the list of the FBI's agenda.

    Not to mention the way ROM sites work is exactly like how drug dealers work. Arrest one, ten more pop up. They can eventually defeat pirates, but it would take the man power that they just don't have right now.
     
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    You'd go after something that's existed since the dawn of mankind, and will continue to exist no matter how many conservatives try to stop it? That's...foolish, I'd say. Why try stopping what will never stop? Go after something a tad more important. Like child porn, or human trafficking.
     
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    FBI only works in the united-states anyway, so if you don,t live there, it's outside their juridiction. Beside, even if they keep records, I doubt they are trying to catch pirates. They are trying to catch people doing child pornography and stuff like that.
     
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    I doubt they will do anything major unless you're possessing/distributing CP. That's the great thing about capitalist, the bodies of power who can nail your ass won't care because they're not the ones who want it down, corporations are. They mainly focus on what's important.
     
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    Would take too much manpower to go after small time pirates. More than likely used to catch people viewing child pornography, or viewing questionable content linked to terrorism.
     
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    Not a big deal. People just enjoying blowing up issues when it involves internet and the government. Even more than that, they enjoy saying "OH LOOK THIS IS A VIOLATION OF MY RIGHTS!"

    This is only if you're investigated, and to be investigated you need to commit a crime. And by a crime I don't mean pirating a movie, they mean by like raping a child or something like that. It's mainly just an easier way to see what you've been up to for the past two years if you're in a major investigation and overall makes it safer for us and helps stop bad criminals even more.

    So, the moral of the story: If you don't want your internet crap to be gone through, don't rape children or murder people. Seems like a fair trade-off.
     

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