US government wants to censor the internet

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#1

US government wants to censor the internet.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/0DGze4.png[/newsimage]The "Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act" (COICA) bill known as S. 3804 is expected to be fast tracked straight through a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that is expected to pass the bill later this week.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/us-government-wants-to-censor-the-internet-34769/](http://www.myce.com/news/us-government-wants-to-censor-the-internet-34769/)


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#2

The US government cannot be trusted with this kind of authority. This law is completely unnecessary. Our rights have been taken away bit by bit for a very long time and the pace is greatly accelerated by Obama, Reid and Pelosi. November 2nd can’t get here soon enough.


#3

Agree with UTR!


#4

I can’t imagine such provisions being constitutionally sound. But then, we now have federal agents writing their own “Carte Blache” search warrants so I guess the constitutions is out this decade. Can you imagine the political power, influence and censorship capability of an administration controlling Internet content with a forced blacklist? Maybe there is some credence to be given to that biblical thing about the mark of the beast, huh? For a supposed liberal this Obama guy is starting to sound pretty damn dangerous.


#5

OMG what a travesty.

Of all the absurd, insane, immoral and disgraceful ideas the US government has tried to force on the internet and the digital world, this is one of the worst.


#6

Supposedly they have removed the blacklist provision from the latest version of the bill due to the outcry from the public and advocacy groups. Even so, there’s good reason to be wary of this wretched bill and ask your Senators (and representatives) to oppose this monstrosity that doesn’t appear to have any benefit for the general public.


#7

Maybe they should do what has been done here in Denmark, introduce the blacklist in the name of fighting child pornography. People seem to accept anything and everything as long as it’s in the name of fighting child pornography…even when the reality is general censorship. :rolleyes:


#8

The administration is way overstepping its bounds here.


#9

I agree with every one on this issue. I wrote an email toCasey and Specter (pa senators) some 3 months ago and never heard a word about this.
I believe the bill introduced was Protecting Cyberspace as a National Security Act.
If Obama gets away with this, we as a nation will be all doomed!


#10

Sounds like [B]the beginning[/B] of what the US was or is upset with China’s censorship control :rolleyes:


#11

The U.S. government also wants to wiretap the Internet:


#12

Unfortunately, I live in the state of Tennessee. We have a congressman Dr. Phil Roe, Repub of course, his local nickname is Dr. NO. But anyways, I was curious about if I would have legal ramifications if I challenged him to a duel. I was saddened to learn that it is illegal in my state, but there are lots of states that it isn’t. My point is this, back when the country was founded, you either put up, or shut up. If not, Thomas Jefferson would pop a cap in someones asses. It is legal in most states, so for those of you who have been offended by CEO’s, Congress, or others in general, get some justice. I’ll unfortunately have to figure out how to get Dr. No out the old fashioned way, Nov 2nd. And just because one congress makes it law, doesn’t mean it couldn’t get repealed. Drinky, drinky anyone?


#13

trust2112:I’ll unfortunately have to figure out how to get Dr. No out the old fashioned way, Nov 2nd. With the voting machines now in use, I doubt that your vote will be counted correctly. I do not trust the current voting machine in use today, Steve Zimmett


#14

I am an IT specialist and as such disagree wholeheartedly against government taking this action.

The solution as offered by governmental control acts against the very idea of freedom of speach and expression that we believe in. Crime internvention has not been difficult with the internet as it stands today. To intervene with absolute control will do far more harm than good overall…and bespeaks a police state.

None of us have been impressed with China using controls over their people via the internet and they are a communist regime… nor any other countries acting in this manner.

I do not live in USA and I sincerely hope that such an action will not lead USA to pressure other countries to follow suit. This sort of spying is exactly what propels criminals to go underground and effectively go into hiding. Is that really what the government wants to happen?

Up to now, I have always favoured the left over the right…but this is taking it to a degree that one wonders what kind of democracy Obama’s government is proposing…certainly nothing that I can support in my way of thinking.

For all of you that are totally against this, please let your politicians know what you think and how you will vote in the future.

This is a very important issue. The internet is a way for people to connect and express their opinions… what comes next? That is the issue.

Shame on you Obama…


#15

[QUOTE=UTR;2547095]The US government cannot be trusted with this kind of authority. This law is completely unnecessary. Our rights have been taken away bit by bit for a very long time and the pace is greatly accelerated by Obama, Reid and Pelosi. November 2nd can’t get here soon enough.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, and a new group of Republican criminals can take their place.


#16

To Kerroj

We start with the current government. As long as Americans can vote, then exercise your wishes one party at a time.

It has to start with the obvious - which is the present government. When politicians find out that they lose elections by public outcry to absurd legislations and imposed controls, the new batch may start to be concerned for their own political careers, unless they find a way to stop the vote.

Cynicism is not effective.


#17

[QUOTE=Kerroj;2547485]Yeah, and a new group of Republican criminals can take their place.[/QUOTE]

The only hope this country has left is the Tea Party supported candidates that will be elected this November. Them and a handful of true conservatives re-elected to Congress will be the only thing left between national bankruptcy, bills like this one that incrementally consume our freedom and the Western Hemisphere version of the USSR (aka USSA - United Socialist States of America).

There are plenty of establishment Republicans that have been kicked to the curb by the Tea Party. It might take 2-3 national elections to clean out the scum from both parties but I think it will be done. The average working person in this country has had enough Washington, DC bull$hit. There are many people outside the Tea Party movement that have had enough and will vote accordingly on November 2nd. The fact is that the Republican party, by far, is closer to being acceptable than the Democrats so it makes sense to overrun the Republican Party and form it into a decent political party than to try and start a third party. I have high hopes for the Tea Party movement in the future because the members have been smart enough to take this path instead of launching a third party.


#18

[QUOTE=Dprang;2547489]To Kerroj

We start with the current government. As long as Americans can vote, then exercise your wishes one party at a time.

It has to start with the obvious - which is the present government. When politicians find out that they lose elections by public outcry to absurd legislations and imposed controls, the new batch may start to be concerned for their own political careers, unless they find a way to stop the vote.

Cynicism is not effective.[/QUOTE]

I thought I was just stating the obvious… To me, there is not much difference between our legislators in Congress, they are 99% bought and sold by banks, corporate lobbyists and “special interest groups” with very few exceptions. Nothing will change unless this is somehow stopped. The public outcry is more on the lack of jobs and unemployment and the shambles that is our economy that was inherited by the former criminal administration that was in office. Two days ago, not one Senate Republican voted for the Cheating American Jobs and End Offshoring Act which would have provided incentives for American companies to hire workers here in our country and replace the jobs that have been shipped overseas. That is just another consistent example of how the Republicans care about the working class in our country.


#19

[QUOTE=Kerroj;2547521]The public outcry is more on the lack of jobs and unemployment and the shambles that is our economy that was inherited by the former criminal administration that was in office.[/QUOTE]

The “blame Bush” excuse doesn’t fly, and never did, as an excuse for what Obama has done the past 20 months. Everything Bush did wrong Obama is doing ten times worse. Especially when it comes to deficit spending, taxation and passage of legislation that takes away our Constitutionally granted freedom. The law that is the subject of this thread is just a symptom of the larger disease with which the Democrats have infected the country. I no longer think in terms of Democrat or Republican. I think of how I can best effect real change and that is a takeover of the Republican Party by the Tea Party movement. The Democrat Party is rotten to the core. The Republican Party’s rot can be cut out before the whole fruit turns bad.

I don’t care what Bush did. I don’t care what Clinton did. I do care what Obama [B]does[/B] because he is the current president and has a direct effect on my life and my future. The best way I can stop Obama from further damaging the USA, and reverse the damage he has already done, is to vote for true conservative candidates. Then pay attention to how the Congressmen and Senators vote over the next two years and vote out the ones that don’t support reducing spending, taxes and government regulation/size.


#20

wow… now we can be just like IRAN!!!

we going to start hanging gays in the street next???