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Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting July!

Mircea

Active Member
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/...h-massive-copyright-spying-scheme-on-july-12/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-5...f-isps-to-start-policing-copyright-by-july-1/

http://dottech.org/tech-news/28447/...ing-customers-downloads-starting-july-1-2012/

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/graduated-response-deal-what-if-users-had-been

I just saw those articles in a post. I was shocked to say the least, and decided to post this on several forums I frequent so the word can be spread.

In summary, all major American ISP's are implementing a system to spy on their users in order to police copyright infringement. There was no legal debate let alone any discussion with the users, and this decision was simply taken and will be applied starting 1 or 12 July. Users considered to be infringing copyright will be punished in several ways... such as their internet being cut off, selective websites being censored, their bandwidth being lowered, and if the offense is repeated users will be constrained to go to special copyright lessons to be allowed on the internet again.

I believe that this is the worst attack initiated against internet users in the US, worse than what SOPA and ACTA were meant to be. If what's said about this initiative is true, something worse than SOPA is already being put in practice starting next week. It's clear that the government and / or Hollywood have started another backroom deal, this time asking ISP's to pretend they've taken the decision on their own so they could censor the internet without any debate in the house or senate (which as proven by SOPA would not pass).

I couldn't begin describing how horrible and surreal this is after what I read. It will be used to cut users off the internet, and even worse to purposely humiliate them in spite (copyright lessons required to access the internet, and lowered data transfer rates as punishment). It will also be used to spy on any website you access, and for the first time in the history of America you will be completely watched by your ISP. They might even be able to read private emails you send / receive. Those are unspeakable practices which could only be imagined in countries like Libia or North Korea.

I don't believe I need to point out that users will not be punished for real copyright infringements only, but false negatives will exist and be heavily abused. Technically, if your ISP believes you are stupid for accessing a website they don't like (which they can now spy on) they may easily invent a claim and cut you off the internet without being questioned by anyone. This will obviously be used for censorship on political subjects and worse too.

Every internet user needs to act urgently, more than they have for SOPA / PIPA last winter. If this decision is not undone, I'm even expecting riots to take place. I'm also hoping that major websites like Google or Wikipedia will do another blackout in awareness to this. At this point I strongly support a criminal investigation to see who's behind those unprecedented attacks on internet users, and believe someone needs to be sentenced to prison for both this and what happened with SOPA.

The only thing I ask of everyone is to please re-post this and spread awareness immediately! We need everyone to know about this fast, so we can have time to protest and / or sign petitions against it. Lets hope this can be stopped before the unthinkable happens, otherwise there will no longer be internet for most of us.
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Your sig is disturbing. makes it hard to value your opinion.
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Your sig is disturbing. makes it hard to value your opinion.
If this is real, I don't even care about that.
 

Mircea

Active Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Your sig is disturbing. makes it hard to value your opinion.

If my signature being disturbing to you (for just further speaking out against censorship on a smaller scale) is reason to not see the facts and dangers in the articles I linked, no offense but there's a serious problem with your basic senses and understanding.
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

If my signature being disturbing to you (for just further speaking out against censorship on a smaller scale) is reason to not see the facts and dangers in the articles I linked, no offense but there's a serious problem with your basic senses and understanding.
You are comparing censorship to something which has been classified an "Illegal substance".

Nonetheless, walk into a discussion about something like this with a sig that supports something fiercely unpopular and people with judge your opinions on your /worst/ attribute. Like doing a speech on human rights with a NAMBLA shirt on.
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Yes, your sig SUCKS. Inarguable. But, this ongoing relentless push for extreme censorship worries the fuck out of me. If this is really going through...gg. I'm gonna be locked up until the sun goes supernova.
 

BRN

WTB Forum Mod Powers
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

I can't believe you're looking at the worst thing to ever happen to the internet, and as a forum you're going to rabble about the morality of artistic content.
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

.....I'm sorry. T-T
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

[yt]0vAp6U3--Pc[/yt]

Here we go again!
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

so since the government failed them they just convinced the ISPs to do it anyway?

how come the american people arent revolting yet? i mean, your people have GUNS. who is so stupid to fuck with people who have guns? XD and yet you permanently let the big companies and religion fuck you in the ass! XD
what the heck is wrong with your country? XD
 

Vaelarsa

resident spaceship
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

So, we blackout over SOPA, but not this?
Where are my blackouts.
More blackouts, damnit!

so since the government failed them they just convinced the ISPs to do it anyway?

how come the american people arent revolting yet? i mean, your people have GUNS. who is so stupid to fuck with people who have guns? XD and yet you permanently let the big companies and religion fuck you in the ass! XD
what the heck is wrong with your country? XD
America also has a big ass military.
Plenty of ways to squelch possible revolt.
Also, the general motto here seems to be "don't inconvenience yourself."
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Here we go again!

The top comment... XD

i mean, your people have GUNS. who is so stupid to fuck with people who have guns? XD and yet you permanently let the big companies and religion fuck you in the ass! XD
what the heck is wrong with your country? XD

Oh my fuck. I forgot...this doesn't affect you, you lucky son of a bitch. >: {
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

I can't believe you're looking at the worst thing to ever happen to the internet, and as a forum you're going to rabble about the morality of artistic content.
I just understand how such things can be bypassed and dealt with and understand the trend and how its inevitable. Every time we shoot down one of these bills another method will appear. Unless you convince the government to make internet censorship Illegal, but good luck with that, I doubt it will ever happen.
 

Xenke

Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Hasn't Comcast -already- been doing this?
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Oh boy, by July 13th half of the USA's internet users will have to be put into those "corrective" classes.
We have what 3 weeks?
It's possible there could be a big enough shitstorm by then to stop them.

With SOPA, CISPA, PIPA and such still on people's minds all it'd really take is for people to go "it's the new sopa" and bam the forces are rallied again.
 
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Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

so since the government failed them they just convinced the ISPs to do it anyway?

how come the american people arent revolting yet? i mean, your people have GUNS. who is so stupid to fuck with people who have guns? XD and yet you permanently let the big companies and religion fuck you in the ass! XD
what the heck is wrong with your country? XD

People are too worried about what happens to the internet, but any other issue plaguing the US is put on the back burner. That's what happened.
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Wanna team up and make a petition for one? :V

I wonder if Anonymous has seen this yet...
You guys need to go riot or something. (I kid I can't encourage that it would cost me my job)
 

Ikrit

I'm fired up!
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

OH NO!

how will i download illegal copies now?
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Oh my fuck. I forgot...this doesn't affect you, you lucky son of a bitch. >: {

well im stuck with all the other bullshit thats going on in europe, politicians who openly call homosexuality a desease based on their religious beliefs and neo-nazis sitting in a couple of parliaments :p
we have our fair share of problems as well.

People are too worried about what happens to the internet, but any other issue plaguing the US is put on the back burner. That's what happened.

im not just talking about this issue, im talking about that i wouldnt dare to ever fuck with a country that consists of a bunch of armed hillbillies :p
 

Duality Jack

Feeling Loki with it.
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

OH NO!

how will i download illegal copies now?
You won't learn about back door methods or use proxy networks. Nope.
Nothing like that!
 

Ikrit

I'm fired up!
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

this is most likely fake crappy reports...
i never heard of any of these sources but cnet
and i KNOW cnet is a shitty source
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

im not just talking about this issue, im talking about that i wouldnt dare to ever fuck with a country that consists of a bunch of armed hillbillies :p

YEAH! I second tha- heeeyyy... I'm no hillbilly. Screw you, too! >:V
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

I wonder if Anonymous has seen this yet...
Probably not yet. If someone knows a member of anonymous or lulzec you should probably link them to it. Once they get wind of this it'll be all over the fucking net.
 

Ikrit

I'm fired up!
Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju

Probably not yet. If someone knows a member of anonymous or lulzec you should probably link them to it. Once they get wind of this it'll be all over the fucking net.

SIR, YES SIR!
*heads over to /b/*
 
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