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An upcoming version of U.S. legislation designed to combat copyright infringement on the Web may include provisions that hold online services such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube legally responsible for infringing material posted by users, according to one group opposed to the bill.
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Hopefully this starts a non-flaming discussion. It's a really interesting topic.
    
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Kill them all, Johnny.
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It confuses the hell out of me when they use IP for "intellectual property" instead of "internet protocol"

I'm all for protecting intellectual property rights, but then i watch MTV cribs and wonder why.
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IP = how the rich screwing us by keeping themselves richer and we poorer
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i'm all for protecting intellectual property rights, but then i watch mtv cribs and wonder why.
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IP = how the rich screwing us by keeping themselves richer and we poorer
This.
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Please no. Please.
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The RIAA, MPAA, and any of the government officials they've paid off should be fired out of a cannon into the sun.
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So if somebody decides to upload a video on YouTube that breaks this, the site will be held responsible, not the User?
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post #10 of 25
This is such a load of bollocks.

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Supporters of PROTECT IP say the bill would help shut down foreign websites that sell counterfeit, and sometimes dangerous, products. PROTECT IP would save U.S. jobs by shutting down online sales of counterfeit products, Steve Tepp, chief intellectual property counsel for the Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wrote in a blog post last month.

"Rogue sites ... flood the U.S. marketplace with dangerously defective products, attract more than 53 billion visits per year, and have total disregard for U.S. laws which are designed to protect consumer safety and intellectual property," Tepp wrote. "Consumers should be able to rely on trust and good faith in buying legitimate products online. Rogue sites and online criminals abuse this trust for their illicit gain."
And that's why we will effectively kill sites like You Tube , Facebook or Twitter .......... DERP !!

I guess this is American version of Digital Britain at least it's equally stupid and aimed to pray on people who know nothing about internet and will swallow any old BS they are served.
It's most likely funded by R.I.A.A and M.P.A.A as they are the ones who stand to gain the most if this was put in place.
Edited by RobotDevil666 - 10/26/11 at 8:50am
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