The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

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  1. Cuelhu
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    It's just the begining. They can ban from internet pirate sites and such, but after that they would ban what unplease them and their moral principles (religious, political, even porn sites). We'll lose our freedom of expression, or to comunicate globally as we do today; we can't trust only on TV and papers to get the news. This is mass control disguised under true intentions..
     
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    It is the way the world is today, we have no more free speech, we have no more free will we are in a society where everything is forced upon us regardless of what is right and wrong, this is the first step to global control, this will only go downhill from here!
     
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    yes, that's the very first step. Seeing this, other countrys won't hesitate to do the same. We can't let this happen, we still can fight for our rights.
     
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    The Great Firewall of America
     
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    See wot I did there... *










    * pirate/right
     
  7. DeMoN

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    This probably won't get passed, since the piracy lobby is pretty strong in my opinion (okay I kid). Plus, the general internet will side with us even if they don't support piracy, because a victory here would mean easier victories later on to squelch free speech on the internet.
     
  8. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Meh...I agree that censoring the internet is not the way to go about this, although piracy does need to stop, but when you add in tidbits of 'motivational' and 'patriotic' sentiments that...sound like they're from an insane hobo sleeping on a New York City subway, I suddenly lose all feeling on the subject.
     
  9. Cuelhu
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    lol I'm not insane, and don't believe in things like Iluminatti and conspirations at all, but this is something that could have serious consequences to the future of the internet.
     
  10. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    I'm not saying that you're completely wrong, I'm saying that you're not doing any good for your cause, and in fact desensitizing people (at least me) to the topic by ranting about it like a raving tea-party goer. Once you go into that mode, I (and I assume anyone who has paid any attention lately) go into the "Uuuuugh....they're talking again" mode...

    Try going about it reasonably, it might help...
     
  11. Cuelhu
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    I was a little upset when I read about that and acted in an urge. I feel like a idiot now xD
    The thing is that people are accommodated, they think that's OK if they are not involved, but this involve us all, and I'm not even american. I'm just worried =p

    I love protests, when I was at school I went to many of them.. People now are just OK with all that goes out there. Even Ecuador is suffering an imminent military overthrow and people just watch..
     
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    Ok. Jokes aside, calm down. Everything will be alright... Well, it should be.
    The censorship stuff in Australia never made it to light so i doubt it will happen in the US either.