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SOPA Backers Are Pirates Themselves

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by GreyWolf, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    We all know how passionate politicians can get about intellectual property enforcement once they?ve been handed a couple nice checks from the entertainment industry. But Texas representative Lamar Smith, despite being the mastermind behind the wrecking ball-style internet copyright legislation known as SOPA, isn?t really all that gung-ho about respecting other people?s intellectual property rights otherwise. If he was, he probably would have had his people thoroughly check his own website to make sure he wasn?t using any copyrighted material. But alas, Jaime Taete over at our big sister VICE snooped around and found that even good ?ol Lamar isn?t perfect when it comes to avoiding copyright violation under his own legislation.
    vice.com - SOPA Backers Are Pirates Themselves



    Democrats and Republicans in Congress may not have much in common, but most agree on one thing: It's illegal and immoral to pirate material on the Internet.

    Apparently, they agree on one other thing: It's fun to pirate material from the Internet!
    chigagotribune.com - Pirates in the House



    Sony BMG, infamous for their overzealous anti-piracy campaigns was found to be running pirated software on their own systems back in 2008.

    Wouldn't you know it? The organizations who scream the loudest about how unauthorized copies are "theft" and how "piracy" is destroying their industries are just as likely to get caught making unauthorized copies themselves.
    techdirt.com - Sony BMG Caught Pirating Software
     
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  2. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I'm not going to get really involved in this other then the Chicago tribune did a horrible article. They blame congress but at same time say the following
    They do not actually know who downloaded the files,yet they blame congressmen,when it could have been a staffer or a visitor,and they mention that.:rolleyes:
     
  3. thedudelady

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    The american are so boring, always want to proof they are IT
     
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