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    Hate legislation like this. If it's passed then it'll be completely innefective, and will culminate in a situation that nobody wants, but costs everyone a lot to maintain. I need to be put in charge of information society policy damn it.

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    Lol internet petitions. Even less useful than facebook status updates.
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    What is this legislation, please summarise in 100 words

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    Thirty million dollars of taxpayer money to support the perverted arts.


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    It means the law can prosecute third parties if they unknowingly link to copyrighted material.

    So no more free porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    It means the law can prosecute third parties if they unknowingly link to copyrighted material.

    So no more free porn.
    It doesn't really mean that. That's what they'd like you to think it means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    It doesn't really mean that. That's what they'd like you to think it means.
    Haha, yes, this exactly.

    It's a smoke and mirrors attempt to raise awareness of the "dangers of file sharing" and so on amongst users of the internet with the aim of scaring people away from these terrible activities.

    Never going to be enforced successfully even if it's passed, may as well put it out of its misery.

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    the music industry supports this legislation, which really just about says it all imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    It doesn't really mean that. That's what they'd like you to think it means.
    Haha, yes.

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    As I understand it, a whole bunch of entertainment companies gave some ****s $94 million to pass some poorly worded anti-piracy laws that give them the excuse to be dicks to everyone.

    The best part is pirates will continue on because they have the techie skillz to get around this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    As I understand it, a whole bunch of entertainment companies gave some ****s $94 million to pass some poorly worded anti-piracy laws that give them the excuse to be dicks to everyone.

    The best part is pirates will continue on because they have the techie skillz to get around this.
    Anyone who's sent a file over msn or skype have the skills to get around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    As I understand it, a whole bunch of entertainment companies gave some ****s $94 million to pass some poorly worded anti-piracy laws that give them the excuse to be dicks to everyone.

    The best part is pirates will continue on because they have the techie skillz to get around this.
    Can't the internet companies pay more?

    Just last month the Us embassy called up a minister in India when he tried to somewhat censor Facebook/Google and other sites and even Hillary Clinton came out to make a statement.

    Even in India which has far far less Internet penetration percentage, the pressure made the govt. somewhat backtrack and not even implement one real bad existing law(tbough High Court seems to be trying now on petition), can't see how this type of bonkers law can pass and then be implemented in the U.S once enough fuss is made about it.

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    Because the US is the dominant force in anything regarding the internet.

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