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(Boing Boing)   If signed, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be like SOPA on steroids   (boingboing.net) divider line 124
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2012-08-27 02:48:45 PM
So it'll have tiny balls, and a bad temper?

Can't we come up with some other pharmaceutical reference when being hyperbolic?

"IT'LL BE LIKE SOPA, ON 50mg OF GENERIC FOR ADDERALL."
 
2012-08-27 03:05:49 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Tumunga: [thread shiat]

Your post is bad and you should feel bad.


I feel horrible.
 
2012-08-27 03:14:32 PM
I don't want to live in this world anymore.
 
2012-08-27 03:30:08 PM

ZipSplat: So it'll have tiny balls, and a bad temper?

Can't we come up with some other pharmaceutical reference when being hyperbolic?

"IT'LL BE LIKE SOPA, ON 50mg OF GENERIC FOR ADDERALL."


THANK YOU, ZipSplat! I was determined to find a comment complaining about the never-ending use of the stupid steroids analogy or post one myself. You wouldn't like me when I have to post things myself.

/not on steroids
 
2012-08-27 03:49:28 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Tumunga: [thread shiat]

Your post is bad and you should feel bad.


Your post is abyssimal and you should be ashamed of yourself!
 
2012-08-27 04:12:06 PM

Mr.Tangent: Cpl.D: We the people

We the Corporations


I won't say the idea that Romney is pro big business is right or wrong but there's something we all need to be aware of. This is our US Vice President and Department of Justice:

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Joe Biden: Is accused of personally ordering the illegal shutdown of Megaupload, urged the criminal prosecutions of copyright-infringing peer-to-peer users and tried to create a new federal felony involving playing unauthorized music
Tom Perrelli: 3rd in command of the DoJ. Sued Jammie Thomas for 1.9 million dollars for sharing 24 songs on a peer-to-peer network, worked for the RIAA suing college students.
Donald Verrilli: Killed Grokster, sued Google for a one billion (yes with a "B") dollars on behalf of Viacom, convinced a judge that "making copyrighted sound recordings available for electronic distribution on a peer-to-peer network" violated the law even if nothing had actually been transferred.
Neil MacBride: Oversaw the creation of the program that rewarded people for phoning tips about suspected software piracy.
David Ogden: Organized the defense of the Child Online Protection Act (anti-Internet porn law), defended the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. 

"So? I don't pirate anything. Let 'em put the law breakers in jail." you may say. These are the guys who came up with ACTA, SOPA, PIPA and who knows what else we don't know about yet. If they get their way they will annihilate your right to privacy and regulate your freedom of speech on the Internet just to make sure the multi-billion dollar music, TV and movie industries make even more money than they already are. What will they be doing in the next four years when they know their boss no longer has to worry about re-election?
 
2012-08-27 04:12:35 PM

poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.


Thank goodness that copyright infringement isn't stealing then ;-)
 
2012-08-27 04:35:11 PM

BgJonson79: Thank goodness that copyright infringement isn't stealing then ;-)


You go tell that to the guys at gitmo. I'm sure they'll let you go.
 
2012-08-27 05:04:58 PM
I didn't say it wasn't against the law, I said it wasn't stealing.

If I steal your car, you can't use it.

If I copy a DVD, we BOTH can use it, but the copyright holder was only paid once.
 
2012-08-27 06:33:32 PM

poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.


That's plagiarism, buddy. You better provide the citation for that idea you espoused or you're breaking copyright law.
 
2012-08-27 06:58:56 PM

Flakeloaf: This.


Good comic but it missed the best one: "This content is not available in your location..." In the examples in the comic, the show wasn't available anywhere. But a couple of weeks ago, I googled a show I wanted to see, was directed to iTunes and there, credit card in hand, was told I couldn't buy it, because I'm not in the U.S., but that ignored third-world dump called Canada not worth selling anything to.

What possible reason, other than having one's pointy-haired coiff firmly inserted in one's managerial ass, or wanting to encourage piracy so as to whine about it, could there be to turn away a paying customer from an all-digital purchase like this?
 
2012-08-27 07:01:12 PM
We are truly farked.

;(
 
2012-08-27 07:49:43 PM
You wouldn't download a bear.
 
2012-08-27 07:58:54 PM
P.S. I love you.
 
2012-08-27 08:53:18 PM
Holy mother of Doctorow, here we go again...
 
2012-08-27 10:49:59 PM

poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.


Tell that to the ftp site that had OpenOffice on it.
 
2012-08-27 10:57:12 PM
So, how many days do you guys think it'd be until we see adverts in the newspapers for 'shareware' companies offering "the latest stuff for the lowest price"? Assuming these idiots ever get their way that is.
 
2012-08-28 12:44:32 AM
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1439/content_item/freetpp -- Interesting that the original text of TPP is not available.
 
2012-08-28 05:16:09 AM

ProfessorOhki: * Three-strikes policies and laws that require Internet intermediaries to terminate their users' Internet access on repeat allegations of copyright infringement

Dear governing body,

I have it on good authority that NBC Universal, Viacom, Disney, CBS, News Cop, Time Warner, and Sony America have each infringed on three of my copyrights. I have no physical evidence of this, but I would like to allege it. Actually, I'd like to allege it three times.


You joke, but it's impossible for a single individual average american to adequately defend themselves legally against an average corporation.

But, what if the public separately alleged copyright infringement against the corporation? Any company that went on wanton copyright allegations (cough, RIAA, cough) without any evidence, got immediately sued by everyone in the US in every jurisdiction. Crowdsourcing corporations back in line.
 
2012-08-28 08:07:36 AM

poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.


absolutely. My thoughts. It's not like forwarding an email would fall under this. Oh wait. Yes it does, as the creator of the original email, i retain all reproduction rights, you as the receiver have 0 rights to my intellectual work. Forward 3 of my emails. thats a internet banning for you, have a nice day.
 
2012-08-28 02:07:37 PM

SwingDancer: poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.

absolutely. My thoughts. It's not like forwarding an email would fall under this. Oh wait. Yes it does, as the creator of the original email, i retain all reproduction rights, you as the receiver have 0 rights to my intellectual work. Forward 3 of my emails. thats a internet banning for you, have a nice day.


Don't even need that, look at the mess from a few years back. An FTP site was being C&D by Microsoft's attack firm. Their little robot had got in to the site and found a version of Office. For FedoraCore. In a handy RPM format. Prefixed by the word Open.

The attack firms solution to this problem was to ignore the fact their spider had got it wrong and continue sending C&D's, notice of intended prosecutions and a polite note that they weren't going to change the bot's behaviour to white list shiat, so you'd better just take it down.

One of these robots goes bonkers or isn't configured correctly, you loose your internet. Hell it's just a notice of potentially infringing material you don't need to prove anything, so if someone on-line pisses you off and you have their IP... *boomboomboom* bye bye sucker.
 
2012-08-28 02:44:09 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: poe_zlaw: If you arent stealing other peoples' property, you have nothing to worry about.

Penalties for "allegations" should worry everyone.

Since the media companies are so dead set on bringing this unconstitutional bs into law, I now believe it's our patriotic duty to cut off their sources of income. As far as I'm concerned, they are domestic enemies.


Waay ahead of you I rarely watch t.v. anymore but not everyone is as plugged in as we are. We keep forgetting the internet is used for Facebook, recipes, email, shopping and porn for some people.
 
2012-08-29 12:49:03 PM
I warned you..You are all now being sued by Mr. Shabooboo Inc. for your blatant use of the letter J (c)
without paying for it..
 
2012-08-30 11:10:38 AM
machoprogrammer

"Stop blindly supporting your side, idiots. Yes, I am talking to you if you always vote for a certain party"

In the end, it doesn't matter much. By the time it's whittled down to the final candidates we can actually vote for, it's a choice between two or three rich guys who have all gotten big bucks from corporate campaign donors in exchange for "favors". There's no candidate with the welfare of the common folk at heart to choose at that point. Those (if they ever existed at all) are weeded out early.

I look at it this way... Politicians and corporations are like the human centipede with their mouths sewn to the next one's asshole, and each entity in the chain is also simultaneously furiously jerking off the one in front of it. You and I, and the rest of the common people like us are the food source. And that's all we are.

America. Fark yeah.
 
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