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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > PROTECT IP Act Under Way

PROTECT IP Act Under Way

PROTECT IP Act Under Way

Added: Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The new legislation is currently discussed by the government. It would provide the Department of Justice with the power to force American-based 3rd parties like broadband providers, search engines, payment processors, and Internet advertising networks to block access to illegal websites or even stop doing business with them. Besides, copyright owners would also be provided with extra tool to address infringing websites.


After facing a number of failures while attempting to fight illegal file-sharing, rights owners now decided to try another plan of attack by restricting freedom of online movement. Apart from having seized over a hundred of domains within the ongoing “Operation in Our Sites” campaign, the government is now pushing a suggestion able to drastically escalate the effort.

A new legislation, named “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011,” also known as the “PROTECT IP Act,” would provide the Department of Justice and rights owners with extra instruments against copyright violating sites.

The law will work as the following: if the Department of Justice initiates the lawsuit, the Attorney General is granted the right to force American-based 3rd parties like Internet service providers, search engines, payment processors, and Internet advertising networks to prohibit access to illicit sites or simply stop doing business with them. Meanwhile, if the lawsuit is initiated by a rights owner, the list is limited to payment processors and advertising networks, without ISPs and search engines.

New legislation outlines such “safeguards” as allowing domain name or site operators to petition the court in order to have the orders vacated. However, this can only be done after the fact and the damage done. In other words, it’s like being sentenced before trial.

Another interesting issue is search engine censoring: it actually means that search engines would be forced to censor all kinds of unauthorized content and websites. This may include such illegal websites an online gambling, but it’s unclear whether it would address the services promoting drug usage. Finally, the legislation encourages voluntary censoring of online services reasonable believed to be engaged in infringing activities.

May 14th,2011

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Date:  Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Comments (27) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET lover (2011-05-14 16:24:51)
picard25 avatarAnd so 1984 begins....

posted by (2011-05-14 17:46:30)
whiskerz87 avatarbig bad U.S fed gov needs to feel like big...i call it little man syndrome...big man small d*ck

posted by (2011-05-14 18:01:57)
conmac863 avatarDo you think they realize it will not work even if it gets passed? Soooo many ways around this. The only ones that will really be affected by it are the people that are not pirates but are doing genuine research into "censored" subjects.

I guess it is a feel good move. "See what we are doing.. see how we are working hard to protect big busine... I mean protect the public"

posted by (2011-05-14 19:18:55)
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posted by (2011-05-14 22:00:23)
D4T4 avatarI think the key is in the words "American-based 3rd parties". savlon3 has the right idea about using a VPN to leave the country and cover his tracks and I'm sure the other sites will all move off-shore, as indeed our beloved ET has everything in place to do just that. ET the place to be (where ever that may be)! Thanks Sam you're the man.

posted by (2011-05-14 22:38:50)
CREEP_INC avatarSo I need to start using non-American IPs in my VPN? What a hassle, I might as well just quit downloading torrents.

posted by (2011-05-14 23:16:36)
ic3m4l3 avatar1 word


posted by (2011-05-15 01:40:43)
boost3d avatar"might as well quit downloading torrents" - farkin lol

posted by (2011-05-15 04:27:12)
No avatarwhen will these idiots understand that piracy in fact increases the market possibilities of what they call intellectual properties

posted by (2011-05-15 04:46:19)
No avatar"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

Well that pretty much sums it up.

posted by (2011-05-15 06:33:30)
TDaddy avatarVPN service has become VERY expensive over the past year. The prices have risen from $30 USD per year to $180 USD a year in some cases. If this is the way of things then it's just going to be worth it to go back to the "Blockbuster" method (rent and copy), just like the old days.

posted by (2011-05-15 08:04:51)
chasnjas avatarIts just a waste of time,trying to shut this down.The reason people d/l is because they refuse to pay $30+ *australian * for a new dvd,i can just go to any local market and get an illegal copy for $6,if they shut down all torrent sites the blackmarket will just dvd rip everything and sell them at a fraction of the cost of buying them in the shop.Also..people who go the movies go because of the experience,even though i d/l i also go to the movies,wether to take the missus for a night out or to take the kids to see something they really wanna see,shutting down these sights wont increase numbers going to movies one iota...*goes off to google best dvd ripping program*

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-05-15 08:16:53)
fusseltier avatarnow if only the US government would enforce laws against corporations and financial institutions that stole or lost hundreds of billions of dollars, then made the US taxpayer pay them so they could stay in business.
what about the price of gas? why do oil companies need to make hundreds of billions of dollars profit even if there is no oil shortage or reason for the prices to be so high? go after those companies. but no, especially since the republicans protect the big corporations and their shareholders at the expense of the american people.

posted by Blocked (2011-05-15 08:18:51)
menahunie avatarThere is also a very dangerous and frightening point many are missing?
You would now have the Federal Government telling who can do business with who... Illegal business or web site? All it is is a matter of viewpoint and the stroke of a pen to outlaw anybody on the poop list for the Feds...

posted by Blocked (2011-05-15 08:20:01)
menahunie avatarfusseltier you nailed it; BUT it will never happen and we ALL KNOW WHY....

posted by (2011-05-15 10:53:16)
No avatarGod, I hate the dumb names they give things.

posted by (2011-05-15 10:56:32)
No avatarIncidentally, there are two things which amuse me about the name. 1) Real threats... and 2) Economic Creativity... That is what it's really all about, the money lebowski. It's taking the creativity of people and squeezing it dry until they've wrung all the money out of it.

posted by ET lovermen (2011-05-15 13:40:19)
keith23uk avatarIt will cost that much money to put in place and wont stop people. Anyhow it goes against what the internet was invented for freedom for people to share data and info freely!

posted by (2011-05-15 17:18:38)
whiskerz87 avatarthe gov has been in control too long, they say that piracy is a threat to national security, i don't see how it is and this will just let them control more of the web

posted by (2011-05-15 20:59:26)
No avatarThe government is trying hard ent they -__- to stop all these sites but i don't think they understand even if they close every website on the internet ppl would still send each other music games videos etc. ppl will always find a way

posted by (2011-05-16 00:28:55)
Aether avatarI totally felt like becoming a lawyer when reading all that. Makes you sound powerful to know your shit lol. Also, I doubt I'm the only one who looked at the words to match the letters in the PROTECT IP Act lol. Thanks for the read, Sam.

posted by (2011-05-16 11:05:51)
Brynn217 avatarWell, I wonder if anyone in Congress will point out that efforts so far of the Government seizing websites has resulted in thousands of legimate websites also being taken down... and you also would have Google and game sites like Blizzard affected as well since both use P2P in the course of their Business... How will an ISP or Attorney general decide which sites will be filtered? and how fast will they rule on site address?!? Its just a waste of taxpayer money is all...

posted by (2011-05-16 11:39:41)
Infectious avatarSo not only is the government forcing people to pay almost $5.00 dollars for a gallon of gas but now they will be spying on everyone's internet activity as well,the way it's going America won't be a democracy it will be Communist ran.Wonder if it has ever occured to any of these entertainment industry people that with money being in short supply these days(at least for the poor and middle class citizens)maybe people cant afford to pay $7 to $10 dollars(or more in some areas)per ticket to go watch a film in a cinema.Maybe if they would quit making everything more expensive every time you turn around it would at least "slow"alot of the file sharing down a bit and more people would actually go to a cinema to see a film.I have 6 children so you could imagine what a night at the movies would cost me.The way I see it is that they are doing it to themselves and even if they somehow figured out a way to magically stop people from file sharing do they think that we all will just start paying their prices to go see their films in an over-priced cinema?Alot of people just sinply can't afford to go.

posted by (2011-05-16 15:39:23)
DEMONLORD avataragree with 26 and also can be a waste of time if the film sucks. rather just wait to download it off the internet and f the government is all i can say. dont give a f about no one but them selves

posted by (2011-05-16 22:43:07)
steelreaper avatarThe American people need to finally realize we are not a truly free people. We are only as free as they allow us to be. I believe our forefathers would say that means it is time for a new revolution. Wake up America our government does not care about you but only about power, world dominance, and the almighty dollar. Democracy has been high jacked by pure Capitalism. That means they will put Corporations and money before the your liberties and well being. What truly ashames me is like sheep the people go out and vote for the same parties and people over and over thinking something is going to change. [email protected] Dumbasses.

posted by (2011-05-18 01:18:00)
bubfred72 avatarHave any of you heard the old saying( Don`t Steal the goverment hates competition). This case it`s all about the right people paying off, the right govermnet officials.
Special interest groups rule the world! Wait People with all the money rule the world. Wait again people who have money and know the special interest groups rule the world! Thx for listening...

posted by (2011-05-18 16:55:40)
C0ldFire avatarThis is never going to work, technology is always ahead, It seems that the government is not interested in protecting the peoples rights but instead it wants to protect big corporations with big pickets. A load of lobbyist pushing their point of view instead of looking out for the peoples rights and freedom by passing the ' Internet Freedom Act ' and the ' Net Neutrality Bill '.

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