Could someone please tell me, how this law would actually protect our businesses and people from 'cyber attacks' in the first place? Let's see... Chinese hackers... Which means they are from China... I do not think China would extradite a Chinese hacker for prosecution under US law, even if CISPA does pass. In the end, this law simply will give the government legal rights to spy upon it's own citizen's online behavior, and not protect our businesses from the actual threats. Let's face it, the majority of cyber attacks would be conducted from countries in which the United States has no jurisdiction or extradition treaty. If anything, they would be coming from people sponsored by the very governments of said countries. The USA is a rather big target for a lot of nations across the world. This law would only screw over our own citizens, it would not 'protect' us or our businesses. The United States and it's people seem to forget that their laws only apply to their own country, and the internet is global. There are a lot of countries that do not like the United States. All a hacker has to do, is go into one of those countries to try to hack stuff, and, they are untouchable under any law the USA makes. This law is nothing more than anti-privacy that screws over Americans. Do not buy into the rhetoric that it is for protection.
Yes, and it costs you 35 dollars, and your punishment is actually dealt before you even get to appeal or dispute. Punish first, if you are actually guilty or not, is decided second. Your idea is still wrong.
Businesses outsource to other countries, pay less than minimum wage here, but it's legal. No one complains about 'lost jobs' there, because in the end, the rich fatcats are profiting more, while stealing jobs from the American public. But, heaven forbid if you do something that impacts their profits, THEN they complain about 'jobs lost due to piracy'. I love the double standard they have regarding this kind of crap.
The so-called copyright crap is definitely going way too far. I've seen 30 second clips on Youtube of a tv show get taken down for 'copyright infringement'. Seriously? It's a 30 second clip. Not everyone wants to buy a complete season 1 box set to see one scene in a show that might make them smile. But with the nazi-strict copyright laws as they are, they'd have to. Furthermore, it's technically copyright infringement to play a CD at a party without paying royalties to the label and crap like that. All in all it's completely stupid, and most of the people really don't care about 'protecting their intellectual property' they only care about the money, no matter how little. Comparing DIGITAL piracy to regular theft is an insult to the intelligence of any reasonable person too. Much like giving a speech to people...You can offer digital downloads to 1 person, or to 100,000 people for the same cost to produce the material. Which is ZERO. To claim you 'lost money' if a person that couldn't afford it in the first place (hence they wouldn't even BE a sale to begin with) decided to download, stream, or otherwise 'pirate' your software, movie, or music is both shallow, vain, and greedy. I think if these record labels, software companies, and movie studios quit flagrantly overcharging for their stuff (Like charging 25 bucks for a cd that costs them maybe 3 bucks to package, produce, and ship?) then more people would actually BUY and less would pirate. In this economy, people are on budgets. And if you expect people to simply sit on their hands because they can't otherwise afford your overpriced stuff, you'll be sadly mistaken.