Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Because it's not-- it's about stopping piracy
Copyright is in the constitution and it was put there long before the First Amendment.
People keep repeating this. It's a half-truth. The ability to enact copyright was granted to Congress in the Constitution, but Copyright itself is NOT granted in the Constitution. It's a fine distinction, but an important one. It means that copyright is not a Constitutional right.
Yes, and at the same time you have people who wind up with this crap all over the place because people can't put it in the box. People who are physically disabled and unable to chase the trash all over the yard because some snooty asshat had to complain about a damn flyer they'd throw away even if it had postage on it.
I'll quote from a comment from the original article:
An interesting document from the Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/archive/1997/gg97085.pdf states "The Postal Service believes that this law, generally called the “mailbox restriction,” is needed to protect postal revenue, facilitate efficient and secure delivery of mail, and promote the privacy of postal customers." (primarially aimed at UPS & FedEx)
They also quoted the law in question:
18 USC § 1725. Postage unpaid on deposited mail matter
Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under this title.
How is this all FUD? Explain it in detail, and debunk it. Remember, FUD has 'and' in it, not 'or.' Fear, Uncertainty AND Doubt. We all Doubt that these laws do the general public the least bit of good. You should start there.
Just because you say it doesn't make it so. (Did I stoop to your age bracket enough to understand me?) Such continued allegations without any way to prove them in a succinct and irrefutable manner are childish at best.
For the one hundredth time, the Protect IP Act is limited to foreign websites, current US law is sufficient to deal with domestic websites that infringe. Ebay and Youtube are still up, And no, it's also a federal judge under Protect IP.
No, no it is not. Read the damn thing, and stop your goddamn fear-mongering, you pathetic excuse for an individual. I've spend the last two hours reading all your garbage-spewing, FUD based commentary, and it's sickening. Go back to your masters and hide under the rock they have set aside just for you.
It seems like you don't get it. You certainly act like you never will. However, I think you DO get it, and it frightens you that so many around you get it, as well. Massive infringements against the peoples' free speech rights to try and protect the income of a few is going to have a major backlash.
Thanks for destroying the myth that the Protect IP Act will break the Internet. If these alternate DNS systems have been around for years, hard to see any damage will be done by their continued existence.
Alternate DNS systems are not the Internet. Nice try, though.
Let's put it another way: Always expect the worst from your government. Always. Just as those who need to be in physical control tend towards law enforcement, those with a powerful greed for power tend towards politics. It sounds like tin foil hat territory, but that's why there's an amendment to allow for revolution in the Constitution.