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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > US May Be Enabled to Jail Foreigners for Crimes Committed Abroad

US May Be Enabled to Jail Foreigners for Crimes Committed Abroad

US May Be Enabled to Jail Foreigners for Crimes Committed Abroad

Added: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
CISA amendment may enable American courts to pursue and jail foreigners even if they have committed crimes against other foreigners and on foreign soil. According to the lawmakers, the main aim of the amendment to cybersecurity legislation, which has just passed a key Senate hurdle, is to lower the threshold for prosecuting crimes committed abroad. The problem is that the amended CISA would enable the courts to jail people not just for cloning the credit card or stealing the Netflix password, but also for breaching any US company online, no matter where it happens. This means that if a UK citizen hacks an Italian citizen’s credit card issued by the US payment system, he could be jailed for a decade in American prison under the amended law.

Of course, the legislation itself has already attracted heavy criticism from the US privacy advocates – for example, the EFF points out that the cybersecurity laws that would be broadened by CISA bill were used to prosecute the late founder of Demand Progress for downloading articles from the digital library of academic journals.

The stated purpose of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is to establish a reporting system for private industry that would allow any company with a digital record of consumer behavior to pass threat information to the Department of Homeland Security. The latter, in its turn, would be then required to pass the information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other relevant authorities. This is why the DHS didn’t like the idea at all and has come out against the bill, claiming that such approach could sweep away important privacy protections. Unsurprisingly, the controversial bill is also facing mounting pressure from tech firms, which want it to be rewritten or scrapped altogether.

Another problem is that the CISA would also block any disclosures about what data about the cyber threat indicators had been shared. Republican senator Rand Paul proposed an amendment to the CISA which would disallow it from breaking user agreements between companies and their users. However, this particular amendment failed to pass, 32-65. In the meantime, Republican senator Richard Burr claimed that he would not entertain any more amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act bill, and it is now expected to receive a vote in a few days.

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Date:  Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2015-10-27 15:48:38)
cleanslate avatarwill this mean if we have downloaded a pirated movie from et in another country and we go to US. we'll get jail and fine??

posted by (2015-10-27 20:33:14)
No avatarThe USA has got to STOP trying to rule the world. Bad enough other countries are trying to do that.

The USA is not supposed to do what it has been doing. No wonder the world hates Americans...

posted by (2015-10-27 22:18:31)
Matey2015 avatarWell Zolar it's all cool, America & Russia are 2 "concentration camps" & China & India are 2 "slave factories", all others just an addition! So all goes!

posted by (2015-10-27 22:38:42)
bettycomstock avatarThis is disgusting!

posted by (2015-10-28 04:48:11)
Asymmetric avatarThe last thing we need is more foreigners here collecting welfare, even if it's in the form of a prison cell. Still costs the taxpayers. How about they go to prison in their own countries?

posted by Blocked (2015-10-28 05:06:27)
Shibazmalic avatarI am all for the US trying to step it up and take control over the world.
We really could benefit from a One World Government.

posted by (2015-10-28 08:55:14)
No avatarTeam America, world police.
In answer to cleanslate, it means that if you download a French movie that holds a US copyright on ET and you are in Ireland when you do it, the FBI can come to your house to arrest you because you breach a US copyright law.

posted by Site FriendSuperman (2015-10-28 23:52:01)
trialNerror avatarHey hey hey, guys, come on. US jails are actually kind of nice. Especially the minimum security facilities you would be placed in. Don't worry, it's not the max security with all the really insane crazies of America. So while spending time in USA it'll be like free room and board at a local community center. Sure, you'll have to do some chores like cooking, dishes, laundry, mopping, but any decent person does that regularly just to take care of themselves. You'll get clean matching clothes, lots of reading material, radio music, three square meals a day, basketball, ping pong, card and board games. Something like an old folks home. And it seems airfare is provided by the U.S. as well. Why hate someone that is so giving?! HAH.
I apologize but I must smile and laugh when others mention hating America. We don't hate you. Some of us might because you hate us, but for the most part, nah, we don't hate you. If you physically attack us while we're just trying to do our day-to-day living, that will surely be one way to irritate us and we will not sit by idly, but that tends to go for everybody everywhere.
We all share the same basic laws - don't kill and don't steal. Sorry to bust your bubbles, but this file sharing thing is technically stealing no matter what kind of spin you put on it. And it is stealing U.S. property. Has anybody really taken into consideration the amount of people's time and work it takes to make a fantastic movie? There are a lot of names in the credits. Each of those names relies on a paycheck to provide for their families. Yes, they have families to provide for as well, just like many of you. Even low-budget B-rated movies were made with a strict budget and still lots of human effort put into it and each person that played a part in front of and behind the camera would like some form of reimbursement for their time and labor.
I will be at the front of the line to admit these up-front multi-million dollar contracts to some of these "stars" is absurd, and maybe they could go back to hourly wages like they once had many years ago - and like everybody else on the set gets paid by - the result would be much cheaper movie ticket, bluray and prices. Anybody remember when it was only $2 to see the latest movie at the theaters? If we ditched the up-front contracts and paid these professional actors hourly wages that should in turn greatly reduce the price of movie tickets, blurays and dvds. Brand new bluray movie, combo pack with dvd and digital copy, all extras and bonus material included, day-one shelf price $10. That'd be cool, yeah? Instead of the $30 it is now. Opening night at the theaters, a ticket would be $3 rather than the current admission fee of $10 or $12. Hourly wages. No contracts.
For digital services, it is baffling why Hollywood has not created their own site like tpb or yts. Cram if full of ads to garnish a little revenue from each visitor, offer free sd streaming, $5/mo paid subscribers can get 720p and $10/mo subscriptions can get 1080p movies. Offer discount annual packages; $50/yr for 720p and $100/yr for 1080p. Something like that Xbox Live and PSN stuff people are okay to pay for.
Another option is an Entertainment Tax issued by all ISP's so the movie and music studios of the globe can get that extra chunk of cash to pay to all the people behind the scenes and at the mixing boards.
There are reasonable solutions to get "The Big Bad Evil Empire" (eye-roll) out of every one's hair, it will just take someone on the inside to have an epiphany. It'll happen sooner or later. Even blind squirrels run across a nut once in a while.

posted by ET junkieKitty (2015-10-29 11:17:52)
Selsley avatarlets all do it, then we in the uk can lock up all the americans in the middle east who are tring to steal oil, coz theyre still too stupid to design better engines.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-10-29 15:12:58)
analogkid6103 avatarWell the future is right on track for the Orwell prophecy to be fulfilled.

posted by Site FriendSuperman (2015-10-29 19:29:56)
trialNerror avatarEh. If we are ever to truly become an advanced species (LMFAO humans becoming an advanced species, oh boy, I crack myself up), we will have to be abiding by a global set of laws. I know, I know, you love your own independence and non-affiliation of Mr. Mean America, but again we all follow the same basic laws, so if I get busted for messing up something in your country -- I don't even want to say "your country"; more like in that plot of land over there -- while residing on this chunk of land here, it is reasonably acceptable to face any criminal charges as if I had committed the same crimes against people on this landmass.

And it's not like they're going to haul your shriveled scrotum and sweaty man cans over here just for downloading a bunch of MP3's or a new movie. I'm pretty sure that Evil Empire you are all so paranoid about has somewhat slightly better things to do. It's if somebody or some group were to attack our infrastructure, our power grid, our water reservoirs, or hack the NSA. THEN your behind is running high risks of being shipped off to America. Are you a Cyber Warfare Soldier? No? Then there is a 98% chance you've nothing to worry about and can continue to steal entertainment without considering giving $1 donation to thank the creators, producers, and artists, and behind the scenes crew.

One world. One people. One nation.

Don't like it?

Eh, you'll die soon anyway.

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