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[NEWS] Protect IP bill has PASSED by the senate comittee - What this could mean for us

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thevil, May 27, 2011.

  1. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    Ok things are going to get real interesting on the internet very soon. And I'm not talking about IPv6.




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    http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-censorship-bill-passes-senate-committee-110526/
    
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228774/senate_panel_approves_controversial_copyright_bill.html
    





    White Paper on how this bill can "threaten the security and stability of the global DNS" by encouraging widespread circumvention of DNS (domain name system) filters.

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    http://www.shinkuro.com/PROTECT%20IP%20Technical%20Whitepaper%20Final.pdf
    


    This bill is way too broad and can do alot of damage to honest sites, especially sites that allow user interaction (people uploading content, etc..) as well as sites with content can CAN BE labeled copyright infringement. (Article writing, images, videos).


    This law also removes the right to judicial review prior to having one's site taken down. Without due process, copyright holders can obtain a court order to prevent payment providers and ad-networks from doing business with sites that allegedly facilitate copyright infringement.


    How does this apply to me? I don't download or upload warez/songs/movies/etc.., nor do I sell counterfeiting products etc...

    Who is to say the articles you're writing, or the video you posted to your site doesn't infringe on someones copyright? Who are you going to let judge that? These crooked media companies? There is NO due process so if you become lined up in the crosshairs of one of these companies, you are toast, shoot first, ask no questions later.

    Think about this; Youtube gets handed down hundreds if not thousands of DMCA requests a day. YT generally honors these requests and gives the other party a right to appeal the DMCA by citing certain things such as fair use.

    Under copyright law, Fair-Use allows limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. This protects American citizen's First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech, religion, press and the right to assemble and petition. Yes the stuff that your (American) forefathers died for.

    Now what if Youtube complied with ALL demands made by the media companies and just took everything down and technically allowed these companies to run Youtube? There would no real original content on that site and the whole site would be ONE GIANT AD. Not only that, almost everything original or not would be all gone.

    Now lets put this into perspective of this law. So what if down the line, a site which shares content, becomes a target from these media companies and was not violating copyright, but fell under fair-use guidelines. We see this happen a million times on 2.0 type sites. Without any type of due process, its a lost cause. Whether it be a soccer mom who posted her daughter singing to song from one of Prince's albums, or a college kid who makes a parody of a Hitler scene in a movie (Both are famous uses of fair-use BTW, while media companies fought tooth and nail to take down these videos and lost).

    Do you honestly think that MAFIAA is going to care and actually give a fair judgement on what is going to be blocked? The government is practically giving these companies the gun and handcuffs to the internet!



    Hypocrites? I also find it funny that Senator Durbin, who supported the COICA anti-piracy bill, has a couple weeks ago voiced his concerns about Internet censorship taking place in China. Durbin published a letter he wrote to the Chinese search giant Baidu. In his letter the Senator voices his concerns over Baidu?s censorship efforts and asked the company to take ?immediate steps? to stop them. :lol:



    Funny how this law could go this far in a country who holds freedom as it's strongest principle.
     
  2. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    There is no such thing as "freedom" left when you got corporate pigs paying the corrupted politicians under the table and offering them lucrative deals left and right for a career after politics.

    This is a complete nonsense bill that will limit the internet in every possible way you can imagine. Everyone who's running anything remotely blackhat will have their site taken offline because someone got a preliminary "court order".

    This bill isn't just against copyright...It's about censoring, all the way down to the ISP. Some people do share their work on Torrents -- Like that Bob the TV Show or whatever; that was intentionally pre-released on torrents. It limits the path of distribution...But nonetheless, YouTube could be taken down...the amount of infringing videos on there. 1 Preliminary Court Order can take a site offline. YouTube wouldn't like that. The DMCA law will be useless if this bill passes.

    Welcome to the Great Wall of USA.

    Politician Pigs.
     
  3. zombi

    zombi Newbie

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    Washington D.C. is bought and paid for. Thank corporate personhood and lax lobbying laws for that.

    This bill is no more about copyright than the patriot act was about terrorism. It is a power grab, plain and simple.
     
  4. HamDune

    HamDune Registered Member

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    I figures it would only be a matter of time for this. What can we do as a community to make our voices heard, even if it does nothing...
     
  5. social engineer

    social engineer Regular Member

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    such laws only to turn the midly black hatters into all out crooks

    bare in mind this may affect seo but wont effect spamming or silent ppi there would still be tonnes of ways around
     
  6. almir

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    All American Government is capable for is building an environment to make rich guys more rich.
     
  7. MrSmith

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    Soon no one will have access to US customers because their government put a blacklist on all ISPs, VPNs, VPS and dedicated server providers outside of the US.

    I think US will be swimming in their own pond until EU sets up similar law which will make them swim in their own pond.

    F*cking politicians...Someone needs to buy them to vote against these laws. This, in 25 years, will be revealed that Disney and their f*cktard buddies at the MPAA paid off all the politicians in the house and senate.

    Corporate control ftw huh?

    The land of the...Communists?

    Doublestandard hypocrite f*cks.
     
  8. Rastar

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    Can you give me some lipstick? I like to look pretty while I'm getting fucked.
     
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  9. greyninja

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    Just one more nail in the coffin of the USA. Next thing everyone in the US will be wearing little yellow stars....