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    U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    The torrent watching website YouHaveDownloaded.com is still astounding us with its hypocrisy-revealing powers. A new search of the site, which tracks IP addresses pulling copyrighted material from a few public BitTorrent trackers, confirms that the U.S. House of Representatives is quite the hotbed of piracy at the same time it’s working to pass the much-maligned Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
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    I don't know what surprises me more:

    1. [sarcasm] The House politicians being so hypocritical [/sarcasm]

    2. That anyone in the House even knows how to use torrents.
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    Re: U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    Give me the power and I would crucify them in rows alongside the Washington monument to tell the world that hypocrisy and corruption will not be tolerated.

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    It's just kids doing it. Staffers in their 20s, bored when Congress is out of session. It's not the members themselves; they don't have time to watch movies. Not excusing it, but that's how it is.
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    Re: U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Give me the power and I would crucify them in rows alongside the Washington monument to tell the world that hypocrisy and corruption will not be tolerated.
    All else being equal, I support your rise to power.
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    Regardless if it is interns or not it would be nice if the news ran with this to help destroy sopa.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    Ahh... yeah.. well... they're just downloading the torrents as ahh.... "Research". Yeah that's it. Research!
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Ahh... yeah.. well... they're just downloading the torrents as ahh.... "Research". Yeah that's it. Research!
    It is a bit like preachers using porn, isn't it?
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    Re: U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    It is a bit like preachers using porn, isn't it?
    It worked for Pete Townshend... it should work for the U.S. Government.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Eitherway this reminds me, I urge you all to email your congress person and tell them to vote against SOPA. It is incredibly vital for the sake of the future of the web.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: U.S. House Downloading Torrents While Pushing SOPA

    YouHaveDownloaded.com... what a joke. I just went there. Anyone who uses torrents should use a simple anonymizer, or proxy. Most torrent sites offer a proxy for you to use.

    I don't really see the point of this war on the internet. The dinosaurs who want to control so-called "intellectual property" will never have total control. If the U.S. becomes tyrannical against the internet, people will just move their servers abroad.

    The downloading will continue and there's nothing they can do about it.

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