New US Bill WIll Force ISPs Close Down Piracy SitesAdded: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The new proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) may provide the Department of Justice with an accelerated process for blocking websites hosting unauthorized copyrighted content. It would include the ability to block the import into the country of products offered by online websites devoted to infringing activities.
Recently Senators announced they want to introduce a bill able to solve the growing problem of online piracy and counterfeiting. A group of Senators believe the proposed Bill would give the Department of Justice the instrument it needs for finding and closing down online sites dedicated to providing access to illegal downloads or sale of counterfeit goods and copyrighted material. The latter part is a cause for concern for many, as it refers to the very heart of non-commercial copyright violation in the Internet. In fact, unauthorized peer-to-peer and streaming online services are not like the websites that traffic in physical counterfeit goods, and therefore are not making any profit. The controversial issue of the commercial and non-commercial infringement is again discussed in connection with a new Bill, which ignores this distinction.
The tool the new Bill would give the Department of Justice in order to address the abovementioned trouble is quite heavy handed. Although the Department has always been able to block any domestic infringing sites, it would now be able to prosecute foreign sites as well, in its attempt to prevent the import into the country of goods sold by infringing websites in case it harms US copyright owners.
The new Act, if enforced, would provide courts with the power to force ISPs to block access to any sites hosting unauthorized material by American citizens. For rights owners like the RIAA and MPAA it would be pennies from heaven, and the RIAA has already expressed its happiness with the suggestion.
But the problem is that the sponsors of the proposal still believe that commercial and non-commercial violation is the same, while they definitely aren’t: one can see a big difference between sharing material to enjoy it for free and unfairly profiting from the stolen copyrighted works. Individual file-sharers never profit from file-sharing, so they two can’t be linked together. If the Bill is enforced, the chances are that the US will get a filtering system resembling one of China, which is not even funny.
September 29th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
|posted by (2010-09-29 23:05:15)|
|They all ready block this sight! bill has not passed yet lol...|
|posted by (2010-09-29 23:05:45)|
|Wow very scary if this happens here in the US so what happens to sites like ET and others and how do we get around these filters or do filters place an end on torrent sites ! ?|
|just use a proxy server, it will look like your IP is from different country. But the connection will be a bit slow.|
|I use a proxy now to reach a site that went lite for the us which works well. When I try to use it for et I am having problems though. It seems like a good time to test for different ways to access what we want before they drop the censor bomb on us.|
Thanks for the read Sam
|use hide ip or free hotspotshild,see if it works.|
|the easiest is ultra surf but the best of them is tor its slow but will open any site which cant be opened by ultra surf ...ultra surf has a built in filter n it wont open porn sites lol ...soon we need to find a proper way ..as far as hide ip i ve not seen it helps in opening blocked sites as i tried almost all when i was in u.a.e..hot spot stops to work after sometime giving a msg bandwidth exceeded ...tor has been the best so far but quiet slow so if u ve a slow connection tor will be a nightmare !!!!|
|I am currently using proxilla with my firefox. I did not fare well with the ultra surf or the hide ip but will keep playing with others. If your in the us you might wanna sign the petition.|
http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/ to stop the blacklist as this is just the beginning of a free internet slowly fading away. Or maybe it will push us into cyberlockers.
by the way proxilla works for some of the porn sights.
|i guess i'll have to go buy some movies then invite friends over to watch and charge them so that i can send money to the copyright holders. lol|
|posted by (2010-09-30 07:50:10)|
SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THIS NONSENSE!
|This bill has RIAA and MPAA all over it.|
If this bill passes as worded then we all can kiss GOOGLE, AOL, all the other search engines goodbye - since they are "hosting" links to illegal downloads?
Also the Feds can not decide who is violating what; THAT TAKES THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER TO FILE WITH THE FEDS.
Just remember the copyright holder has to show hard proof of a violation NOT just I.P.' addresses or file names; but the real file and proof where it came from and all that information has to be obtained legally or their proof goes poof in court from the "fruit of the poison Tree" about evidence..
|posted by (2010-09-30 11:04:06)|
|It will be a pick or choose process, with the big boys ending up in court... BBTW- Hide IP DOES NOT WORK!!!... Subscribe to a VPN service... It is a proxy, and this one StrongVPN.com doesn't have any lag issues, I haven't lost any speed (however I am stuck at DSL speeds of 1.5-3BP) $55 USD per year (and I have mine set for Amsterdam) |
Its funny, before I sign in here the ads all come in Dutch... and some sites, like Match.com I can't even look at, they have an entirely different site for the Netaherlands.. Easy to fix tho, any site that is safe that you don't want going thru a VPN you can redirect thru your standard Service... and my VPN techs will help if you have need. However, every so often, this service will get cut off.. When they get a report that you downloaded something, they cut you off... But it sends an automated Email telling you to delete the movie, and a automatic link (on the Honor system) that allows you to turn the service back on when you tell them you deleted it...
|hey what will hapeen to et|
|easy to inudate the feds.....just produce a piece of copyright material (anything)...then post to various torrent sites, then do a google search...tell the feds that google is hosting links to your copyrighted material, they will soon realise that censoring the web is really censoring all the search engines too, google facebook and a few others went mental in the uk when a similar bill was proposed, and successfully got the bill changed...the same will happen in the U.S.,...|
|These govt anti-copyright organizations only exist to serve themselves. It's just like the war on drugs, they know they can't really put any kind of a serious dent in it, but it looks like they're trying, so these jack-offs don't have to look for a real job.|
|This is why Hollywood and Washington are hand in hand, why is my tax dollars being used to make sure some producer keeps his 25 million dollar Island Summer home?? Stealing??? BULL CRAP, what about all the movies that they pushed through that SUCKED. Laser Disc? VHS? S-VHS?Beta? Now DVD will be out in a couple of years, someone is making a crap load of money. It's almost like buying a car, and finding out you can't buy gas, you need propane, and your car is useless. They are not losing anything, it's just more control, that WE, the tax payers are footing the bill for. Thanks for listening. Remember to VOTE|
|I'd welcome their scrutiny as the first extended platform versions (winXP and Vista) were pirated as the author name on the core files is dcbComputing and iI still have the originals to prove MS is the real pirate of copyrighted materials|
|Thanks and keep us posted on this one if you can SaM.||
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