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  1. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
  2. - ███████████████
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  5. In coordination with Operation S,978
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW7CD_4RLqA
  7. 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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  11. These bills, especially Stop Online Piracy Act, will make the internet into television or the radio.
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  13. This is the Pastebin for #Opblackout
  14. Help us stop a bill that would block many popular internet sites.
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  16. Objective: Inform masses about the probable outcome of the legislation regarding
  17. 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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  20. Most Dangerous Parts of HR 3261 -
  21. Paragraph 212.5-
  22. "(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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  24. [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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  26. Paragraph 34 sect 2a1
  27. (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.
  28. [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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  30. Title2 Sec 202
  31. -Trafficking in inherently dangerous goods or services.
  32. [again, intentionally vague that will only censor you and I]
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  35. "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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  38. In short, if the Justice Department doesn't like what you post in either bill, your content can be pulled in minutes.
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  42. -Victoria Espinel to be the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, a position informally known as the copyright czar.
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  44. Congressmen/women that support the bill:
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  47. - introduced last month by House Judiciary committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
  48. - co-sponsor Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.).
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  50. Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups:
  51. Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] $254,450
  52. Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] $82,300
  53. Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] $72,200
  54. Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] $67,700
  55. Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] $64,994
  56. Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] $62,500
  57. Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] $60,591
  58. Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] $58,550
  59. Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] $53,500
  60. Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] $53,050
  61. Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] $272,300
  62. Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] $259,350
  63. Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] $246,450
  64. Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] $244,694
  65. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] $214,675
  66. Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] $153,500
  67. Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] $81,200
  68. Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] $68,750
  69. Sen. John Thune [R, SD] $63,265
  70. Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] $57,577
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  73. Businesses, Organizations that support this bill:
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  75. - The Motion Picture Association of America
  76. -Michael O’Leary With MPAA
  77. - Pfizer
  78. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  79. - International Association of Firefighters
  80. Independent Film & Television Alliance
  81. National Association of Theatre Owners
  82. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.,
  83. National Music Publishers' Association
  84. American Federation of Musicians
  85. Directors Guild of America
  86. International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  87. Screen Actors Guild
  88. National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  89. Recording Industry Association of America
  90. AFL-CIO
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  94. Citations and Links:
  95. http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
  96. http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/16/technology/sopa/?source=cnn_bin
  97. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111115/15040016780/sopaprotect-ip-would-be-hideously-bad-video-gamers.shtml
  98. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbkiOMxYlU
  99. Stop Online Piracy Act Legislation:
  100. http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
  101. Protect IP Act legislation:
  102. http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/BillText-PROTECTIPAct.pdf
  103. http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/just-a-few-ways-the-e-parasite-act-could-disfigure-the-internet/
  104. http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/good-idea-poor-follow-through-congress-mistakes-sopa
  105. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/text
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