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    White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    We got a problem with out borders but they want to wiretap copyright violators.


    White House wants new copyright law crackdown | Privacy Inc. - CNET News
    The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.

    In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws.
    The report was prepared by Victoria Espinel, the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator who received Senate confirmation in December 2009, and represents a broad tightening of many forms of intellectual property law including ones that deal with counterfeit pharmaceuticals and overseas royalties for copyright holders. (See CNET's report last month previewing today's white paper.)

    Some of the highlights:

    • The White House is concerned that "illegal streaming of content" may not be covered by criminal law, saying "questions have arisen about whether streaming constitutes the distribution of copyrighted works." To resolve that ambiguity, it wants a new law to "clarify that infringement by streaming, or by means of other similar new technology, is a felony in appropriate circumstances."

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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Oh yeah. . . They definitely want to silence internet "sharing." What Obama likes to call "chatter." The kind of chatter that's bringing him down.

    “You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.”
    Hard for politicians to control the spin when there's so much information out there.


    You know, this sort of thing? The kind of thing where we make him own his own words.

    NOT GOOD!!!

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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Oh yeah. . . They definitely want to silence internet "sharing." What Obama likes to call "chatter." The kind of chatter that's bringing him down.

    Hard for politicians to control the spin when there's so much information out there.


    You know, this sort of thing? The kind of thing where we make him own his own words.

    NOT GOOD!!!
    Free speech is a threat to Obama.

    I expect that sites like this forum will come under attack from the Obama, because he spent his whole life around Communists and the twenty years in Rev. Wrights dhurch learning about Black Liberation Theology, which is Marxist.

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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We got a problem with out borders but they want to wiretap copyright violators.


    White House wants new copyright law crackdown | Privacy Inc. - CNET News
    The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.

    In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws.
    The report was prepared by Victoria Espinel, the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator who received Senate confirmation in December 2009, and represents a broad tightening of many forms of intellectual property law including ones that deal with counterfeit pharmaceuticals and overseas royalties for copyright holders. (See CNET's report last month previewing today's white paper.)

    Some of the highlights:

    • The White House is concerned that "illegal streaming of content" may not be covered by criminal law, saying "questions have arisen about whether streaming constitutes the distribution of copyrighted works." To resolve that ambiguity, it wants a new law to "clarify that infringement by streaming, or by means of other similar new technology, is a felony in appropriate circumstances."

    Read more: White House wants new copyright law crackdown | Privacy Inc. - CNET News
    If there is nothing I hate more, it's the corporate welfare that goes to IP holders, special laws to protect their precious wares, for a lifetime.

    Now they want to make it a felony for some forms of copyright violation, screw them.
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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    They have already started by seizing legal domain names ... The Internet needs to be out of the US and any ones hands period.
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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    What we really need is a complete overhaul of our copyright and patent laws. They haven't been seriously revised since the birth of the world wide web, and many of the laws don't really work anymore.

    The White House is concerned that "illegal streaming of content" may not be covered by criminal law, saying "questions have arisen about whether streaming constitutes the distribution of copyrighted works." To resolve that ambiguity, it wants a new law to "clarify that infringement by streaming, or by means of other similar new technology, is a felony in appropriate circumstances."
    I think this is in reference to a company (I forget the name) that popped up last year. Basically, they were offering a Netflix-on-demand type of service, but without compensating the copyright holders. The company was literally inserting DVDs into their televisions, and streaming the television screen out to the web to whoever paid to watch it. They argued that this was no different than renting a DVD from a video store. The courts saw it differently and shut them down, but the legality of doing things like this is still in limbo until the Supreme Court takes it up or the copyright laws are rewritten.
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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Free speech is a threat to Obama.

    I expect that sites like this forum will come under attack from the Obama, because he spent his whole life around Communists and the twenty years in Rev. Wrights dhurch learning about Black Liberation Theology, which is Marxist.
    /facepalm...

    Seriously? Again. Communism, Marxism and black liberation theology are not compatible.

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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What we really need is a complete overhaul of our copyright and patent laws. They haven't been seriously revised since the birth of the world wide web, and many of the laws don't really work anymore.
    Exactly. The problem is not the people stealing stuff, it is the copyright laws that are creating a market for such things, but limiting access to content. Not to mention that copyright laws are different from country to country and like it or not, the Internet has no borders. Take This domain name has been seized by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations it helps to stream live sports across the net. The US siezed the domain and yet the service is situated in Spain where it is LEGAL. So what the US did was shut down a fully legal service.. or at least try, since the site can easily be accessed from alternative domains. But the point is, what is there to stop the US from seizing say AL Jazerra.net or the Russian communist party domian? Nothing at the moment, as long as a judge can be convinced in the US.. that is frankly intolerable to say the least. No single country should have such much power over the internet.

    And if we look at the copyright laws themselves, they are so outdated because the content providers refuse to innovate and join the web revolution. They still define rights depending on the country and region, which leads to movies and tv shows and music being released at different times if at all across the world. Of course people will steal stuff if they can because the content providers limit their access to it legally. If there was a global "Hulu" or similar service where people could buy (at a reasonable price) to view or download the newest US tv shows after they have been seen in the US.. it would be HUGELY popular. But the only places they exist is in the US, and some what in the UK (highly limited).

    On top of that the content providers actually contribute to the stealing ironically enough. Most new DVD movies are released in Russia weeks if not months before they are in the US and western Europe, which of course means they are all over the net. Even sometimes before the movies come in the bloody cinema (hello A-Team the movie).
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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    It really doesn't matter what Obama does, the righties will find a way to be mad about it...
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: White House wants new copyright law crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It really doesn't matter what Obama does, the lefties will find a way to blame Bush for it...
    corrected.

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