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  1. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
  2. - ███████████████
  3. #opblackout flyer: http://www.scribd.com/doc/73211990/Operation-Blackout
  4. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czY-dZQsd-k
  5.  
  6. In coordination with Operation S,978| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW7CD_4RLqA
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  8. Websites dedicated to infringing activities.  Immensely broad language that gives almost absolute power on the internet. Allow Attorney General to go after search engines, social media websites, technology, news... anywhere on the internet and attempt to expand jurisdiction into other countries.  If the owner of the website cannot be found, then the website can have access blocked to it.
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  12. These bills, especially Stop Online Piracy Act, will make the internet into television or the radio.
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  14. This is the Pastebin for #Opblackout
  15. Help us stop a bill that would block many popular internet sites.
  16.  
  17. Objective:  Inform masses about the probable outcome of the legislation regarding
  18. H.R.3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act and S.978 Protect IP Act [IP as in Intellectual Property, seems it was intentionally named to represent something else]
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  21. Most Dangerous Parts of HR 3261 -
  22. Paragraph 212.5-
  23. "(5) RELIEF- On application of a qualifying plaintiff [RIAA, other companies suing] following the commencement of an action under this section with respect to an Internet site dedicated to theft of U.S. property, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction, or an injunction, in accordance with rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, against a registrant of a domain name used by the Internet site, or against an owner or operator of the Internet site, or, in an action brought in rem under paragraph (2), against the Internet site, or against the domain name used by the Internet site, to cease and desist from undertaking any further activity as an Internet site dedicated to theft of U.S. property."
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  25.  [what this means::  If someone lobbies a complaint, the website is shut down before it is actually investigated.  This is dangerous because it can be used on smaller websites to kill them with red tape, whether they're assisting piracy or not.  It is a well-known business tactic in other spectrums and will only shrink the internet start-ups]
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  27.  Paragraph 34 sect 2a1
  28.  (1) FIRST AMENDMENT- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impose a prior restraint on free speech or the press protected under the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
  29.  [HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  Must we add a onstitutional amendment to protect our postings online?  Our websites?  The internet is the frontier to free speech.  We, worldwide, will not stand to censor the internet for any means.  If someone is doing something illegal, prosecute them.  Innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around]
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  31.  Title2 Sec 202
  32. -Trafficking in inherently dangerous goods or services.
  33. [again, intentionally vague that will only censor you and I]
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  36.  "One of the sites that would face severe consequences is YouTube. According to the bill’s definition, YouTube infringes on someone else’s copyrighted material, and it’s possible that the site could find itself virtually hidden from consumers. What’s more, lip-syncing to a song and broadcasting it on the Internet could violate  terms.  Also impacted are search engines for displaying websites such as google, social network sites  and forums such as facebook, twitter, reddit, 4chan... the list goes on and on"
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  39.  In short, if the Justice Department doesn't like what you post in either bill, your content can be pulled in minutes.  
  40.  
  41.  
  42.  
  43. -Victoria Espinel to be the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, a position informally known as the copyright czar.
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  45. Congressmen/women that support the bill:
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  47.  
  48. - introduced last month by House Judiciary committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
  49.  - co-sponsor Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.).
  50.  
  51. Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups:
  52. Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] $254,450
  53. Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] $82,300
  54. Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] $72,200
  55. Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] $67,700
  56. Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] $64,994
  57. Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] $62,500
  58. Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] $60,591
  59. Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] $58,550
  60. Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] $53,500
  61. Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] $53,050
  62.  Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] $272,300
  63.  Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] $259,350
  64.  Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] $246,450
  65.  Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] $244,694
  66.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] $214,675
  67.  Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] $153,500
  68.  Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI]  $81,200
  69.  Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] $68,750
  70.  Sen. John Thune [R, SD] $63,265
  71.  Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] $57,577
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  74. Businesses, Organizations that support this bill:
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  76. - The Motion Picture Association of America
  77.     -Michael O’Leary With MPAA
  78. - Pfizer
  79. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  80. -  International Association of Firefighters
  81. Independent Film & Television Alliance
  82. National Association of Theatre Owners
  83. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.,
  84. National Music Publishers' Association
  85. American Federation of Musicians
  86. Directors Guild of America
  87. International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  88. Screen Actors Guild
  89. National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  90. Recording Industry Association of America
  91. AFL-CIO
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  95.  Citations and Links:
  96.  http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
  97.  http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/16/technology/sopa/?source=cnn_bin
  98.  http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111115/15040016780/sopaprotect-ip-would-be-hideously-bad-video-gamers.shtml
  99. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbkiOMxYlU
  100. Stop Online Piracy Act Legislation:
  101. http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
  102. Protect IP Act legislation:
  103. http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/BillText-PROTECTIPAct.pdf
  104. http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/just-a-few-ways-the-e-parasite-act-could-disfigure-the-internet/
  105. http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/good-idea-poor-follow-through-congress-mistakes-sopa
  106. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/text
  107.  
  108. Information about the Bill:
  109. http://pastebin.com/LbxkNXTi
  110. Text of Protect Ip Act
  111. http://tinyurl.com/44cb8eh
  112. Text of Stop Online Piracy Act
  113. http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
  114. Huffintong Post Piece on why SOPA is bad Mkay
  115. http://tinyurl.com/clbxrj6
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  118. http://www.yuchuze.com/
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  120. EMERGENCY ACTION AUTHORIZED. ORGANIZATION OF LOCAL PROTESTS IS NEEDED. CONVERGE AT FREEWAYS AND HIGHWAYS. LIBRARIES, MALLS, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, SCHOOLS...ALL ARE ACCEPTABLE AREAS! STARTING TODAY!
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  122. This is the most important operation in the history of Anonymous. No operation will be executed until we make sure this operation is successful. Any videos uploaded will be updates on this operation.
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  125. Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czY-dZQsd-k
  126. TRANSCRIPT
  127.  
  128. Citizens of the United States, We are Anonymous.
  129.  
  130. This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States. The day we've all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the internet. Our blatant response is that we will not sit while our rights are taken away by the government we trusted them to preserve. This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action!
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  132. The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think, and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of freedom, that we have just become what we were trying to escape from.
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  134. For too long, we have been idle as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time, the government has been scheming, plotting ways to increase censorship through means of I S P block aides, D N S blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly oppose the values and ideas of both Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press!
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  136. The United States has often been used as an example of the ideal free country. When the one nation that is known for its freedom and rights start to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that just because you are not a United States citizen, that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows, before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation before it becomes too powerful.
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  138. Has the U.S. government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this wherever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States Government thinks they are exempt. This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action. What will a Distributed Denial of Service attack do? What's a website defacement against the corrupted powers of the government? No. This is a call for a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. We will not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbors, your fellow workers, your school teachers, and anyone else you come in contact with. This affects anyone that desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without fear of retribution, or protest without fear of arrest.
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  140. Go to every I R C network, every social network, every online community, and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States government shall see that we are truly legion and we shall come together as one force opposing this attempt to censor the internet once again, and in the process discourage any other government from continuing or trying.
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  142. We are Anonymous.
  143. We are Legion.
  144. We do not forgive censorship.
  145. We do not forget the denial of our free rights as human beings.
  146. To the United States government, you should've expected us.
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