US Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites

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  1. saxamo
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    via: Reuters

    Is this the end of Dealextreme, shoptemp, and other websites we have all come to know and love??
     


  2. DeMoN

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    Meh, still a lot of good flash cart sellers based in the U.S. I'd rather buy from them either way because of faster shipping and better service.
     
  3. saxamo
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    Seems like US based sites are not exempt. Officials have already made the case that R4 infringes copyright, attacking stores selling them or similar devices is just a small step after that.
     
  4. Matthew

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    Shoptemp will survive [​IMG]
     
  5. Rowan

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    So the sites can still survive. It just wont get money from ad companies in the US like google. Riiight?
     
  6. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    The government tries once again to control us for their own personal gain.

    There will be ways around this.
     
  7. saxamo
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    Indeed, I see a birth of something similar to usenet, a new form of distributed undernet!
     
  8. chrisrlink

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    hmmmm he US is gonna turn into what it once feared a communist country
     
  9. yuyuyup

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    What the hell does this have to do with communism, it's huge businesses that are backing this thing
     
  10. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    That's why I don't like it. There is a lot of control going to businesses and the government and none to us.
     
  11. Pliskron

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    I was thinking the same thing. We used to make fun of all the east German and soviet surveillance. Now they're digitally strip searching us and feeling our balls at the air port. Deciding what web sites we can see like China. Putting video cameras all over city. It defiantly feels like the overbearing communism that the world fought for so long.
     
  12. Ethevion

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    Now's the time to shop while you can.
     
  13. htoxad

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    Communism!!!
     
  14. Pliskron

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    Actually it's called stateism where the state controls the private sector and picks the winners and the loosers. Then the private companies give big donations to the politicians who write the laws they want passed. You think liberals are for the small guy? Hell no, they are the biggest offenders but Republicans also engage in this practice.
     
  15. nando

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    i love how big companies love big government regulation when it comes to protecting them, but when it comes to protecting citizens by regulating big companies they call it socialism. fuck them all.
     
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    Thank you. Most communist countries of yesteryear and today (USSR, PRC, etc..) weren't authentic communism. Cuba may have something what's closest. Anyway, America's increasingly turning into an empire, if that line hasn't been broken already. For more information please see Naomi Wolf's documentary: The End of America (I'm in the audience)!
     
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    cool I'm going to check it out. What our government is doing by writing legislation for big companies in return for big donations is what the fascists did. It how Hitler bank rolled his rise to power. He had the bankers, big corporations like hugo boss, krup, bmw and vw
     
  18. trumpet-205

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    So, can't we just use proxy to bypass this?

    Seriously, it is companies themselves who need to figure out why people like counterfeit/pirated good and work from there, NOT government themselves.

    Feinstein and Boxer, you are not getting my votes next time.
     
  19. Thesolcity

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    This was passed already? What the....I thought it was only to be discussed and maybe voted in today....
     
  20. Schizoanalysis

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    Turning? It is. For more information please read Slavoj Zizek.