US Senator Launched Petition Against Copyright BillsAdded: Monday, December 19th, 2011
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An online petition started by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is asking the Congress to stop the SOPA and the Protect IP Act.
The petition in question claims that the country has had enough of government’s meddling and over-regulation, but Congress is for some reason still pushing a couple of dangerous and unconstitutional legislations meant to regulate the sector of the US economy which is creating jobs: the Internet. This senator has already spoken against the suggested laws earlier, trying to explain the problems raised by them. In response, the entertainment industry insisted that both bills are necessary to fight piracy, which would increase the US income. At the same time, tech industries argue that the laws aren’t just going to affect their businesses, but also represent a threat to free speech.
However, Senator Paul wasn’t mentioned among the announced co-sponsors of the alternate piracy legislation expected to be released in a few days by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Ron Wyden. This new bill would rely on the International Trade Commission to handle copyright claims and focus on payment processors and advertising networks, dispensing search providers and different online companies from having to take action.
In response, House’s chairman claimed they didn’t need a petition to kill a suggestion to prevent intellectual property theft on the Internet. Instead, they were waiting for a petition to stop “notorious” foreign sites stealing goods, profits and jobs that belong to US innovators. Aside from stealing entertaining content, such services also offer counterfeit medicine, automobile parts and even baby food. The government also pointed out that the introduced manager’s amendment considers legal and technical concerns with the original draft of the law. Meanwhile, the proposed changes reflect conversations with such web giants as Microsoft and Facebook, making it clear that the law particularly targets the worst-of-the-worst foreign notorious sites. Legitimate sites like Facebook or Twitter are assured to have nothing to worry about under the proposed legislation. The officials also claimed that the SOPA won’t provide a unilateral authority to the Justice Department or copyright holders to remove foreign sites.
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Monday, December 19th, 2011
|If SOPA goes ahead, it will crucify the Internet both within and outside of the USA. Risks of IP takedowns will mean all non-American DNS servers will firewall the USA to maintain DNS server integrity. The Internet would shut down for 3 -4 days while ALL American IP addresses are removed from Non-USA DNS servers. All non-USA traffic would be diverted from the USA, making the Internet worldwide cripplingly slow as USA server capacity is lost and major trunk routes crossing the USA circumvented. The cost of replacing all of this DNS server capacity and of developing new trunk routes would be charged against what (very limited!) traffic to/from the USA is 'allowed'. The USA will have no control over whether the rest of the world even allows the USA to access or be accessed from the WWW. The additional charges on US users might amount to a 15 or 20 fold increase in American ISP costs, which will be passed directly onto USA broadband users. The thousands of USA companies that have laboriously built up Internet supply chains might be decimated with no or very little internet access. There will be tens of thousands of take-down requests even upon big companies and no guarantee whatsoever that even big companies could get an early defense hearing. All free USA sites will vanish overnight, as will the USA Internet Cloud. Competition will cease to exist on the Internet as all competing companies will issue takedown requests against their competitors. All smaller companies will not dare host a website for fear of takedown litigation. Defense legal costs against take-down will be hugely and massively expensive. SOPA will destroy the Internet as we know it, and even if big companies get back online after takedowns within 24 hours (or up to 64 hours offline over a weekend) lost business for them will run into millions of dollars! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!|
|where the petition, i will sign it. this is one bill that needs to die. or else, everything will go underground big time|
|Chazzo125 you nailed it.|
What wasn't mentioned is this server capacity you mentioned as well as internet backbone capacity may already be in place in countries like China; Russia or where ever.
The thing is the major internet backbones are all owned in the USA by the major telephone companies. They are international and this stupid laws most likely won't effect the internet as you predict since the phone companies could just route all traffic through their systems in Europe instead and that would give them total control of everything.
|I am correct, some very major trunk internet routes pass through the USA and routing elsewhere would not be an effective alternative, meaning the internet would slow down to the extent of hardly being able to watch a small streamed video if SOPA goes ahead, as traffic via Europe would take 3 - 4 times longer and there just isn't the capacity to cope with the extra traffic. If SOPA goes ahead all of these major trunk routes across the USA (regardless of who owns them) will be cut and not used by ALL Non-USA routers. The problem is that all of these USA trunk internet routes pass through several or many USA DNS servers en route. DNS Servers depend on major site takedowns NOT occurring and no Non-USA DNS can risk the IP address database being corrupted by ad hoc takedowns across the USA. Non-USA DNS servers CANNOT be ordered to takedown ANY IP address by USA jurisdiction. If any American senator wants the USA to be effectively cut off from the non-USA WWW and any cloud facilities in the USA only owned by huge USA mega conglomerate corporations, charging the Earth for these facilities and ensuring no copyright material whatsoever is stored there, they will be condemning the USA to a TOTALLY CRIPPLED ECONOMY. Many small sites have already said that if SOPA goes ahead they will HAVE TO SHUT DOWN. The reality is that NO site in the USA is safe from takedown requests. As said SOPA would mean the END OF THE WorldWide INTERNET to all intents and purposes as far as the USA is concerned. The USA internet would be locked down as tightly or tighter than China's! No non-USA internet routing company will support USA internet censorship. This SOPA bill needs to be killed TOTALLY BIGTIME!|
|it is clear that US is corrupted enough to pass this bill , they are pressing everywhere to get their law applied , but this will not last for long US is failing china is going ahead it is a matter of time and usa will loose control and have to accept it||
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