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elgato



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Location: Texas

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Bill Promises To Censor the Internet  

The PROTECT-IP bill is making its way through the halls of the United States government, and besides an unfortunate name change, the bill has been altered by the House of Representatives in such a way, it would essentially allow the government and/or various corporations that feel infringed upon the ability to censor the Internet in whatever way they see fit.

Perhaps that last part is wrapped in some hyperbole, but then again, after reading portions of the updated bill, as well as some of the reactions to it, its pretty clear that, if passed, the American public could soon be using a very different version of the Internet than what were used to. The sad thing is, besides a small section of informed reactions to the bill, very few in the American public seem to know and/or care about the implications of PROTECT-IP, which, thanks to input from House of Representatives, now goes by the unfortunately-named E-PARASITE Act.

http://www.webpronews.com/protect-ip-gets-name-change-promises-to-censor-the-internet-2011-10
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cohibastore.com



Joined: 15 Sep 2006
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Promises To Censor the Internet  

No one really thought the internet was going to stay free and unencumbered buy politicians did they?
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Patty00



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
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Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:48 am    Post subject:  

E-parasite is right. They seem to be getting into everything. I bet not one of them is even familiar with the internet but they are bound and determined to control it :-(
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mpearson



Joined: 07 Jul 2009
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject:  

this AGAIN -- urban legend people
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