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Both houses of Congress are considering such a "private right of action" as they work to review and revise last year's COICA Web censorship bill, but Google can't say strongly enough what a bad idea this would be.
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Google, you have some faults, but you made the right call here.
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
Google, you have some faults, but you made the right call here.
Agreed.
 
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At least there is one ally of the people up high.
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Just keep this in the back of your minds...We voted for those idiots.

Good Google...
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Google was right about this issue but, NO ONE should be allowed to censor the internet. PERIOD.

I don't care if the site hosts pirated software or simple links to it. Nor do I care about if they sell fake pharma products, or anything else for that matter.

The user themselves need to do research and make a educated decision on purchasing/visiting things on the web. I think it's funny that they guy they mentioned in the article Issa, his office purchased something from a website called "Fantastic Deals"... and they were surprised when they got a knock off kingston usb thumb drive.

My point is that it's not the web that needs to be cleaned up, it's the uneducated users using it.

If they do pass this legislation it will be the end of the internet as we know it. ICE will then have the authority to shutdown any website they choose (at least from a domain name perspective.)

What really makes me angry is that they're using the excuse as this will clean up the internet from child porn sites, and fake pharma sites. Now that might sound all and good, but the truth is it won't be used to just get rid of those sites, it will set precedence to shutdown any website they deem inappropriate. Violating our first amendment right.

Hell they could shutdown OCN, stating that it violates intel/amd/nvidia's hardware for uses they didn't intend it to be used to do.

Bottom line is DO NOT CENSOR THE INTERNET. I don't care what the intentions are, there is no reason to do so.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Masked View Post
Just keep this in the back of your minds...We voted for those idiots.

Good Google...
No, we didn't!

That's the entire problem.

We vote for one person all while thinking that Democracy is happening, somehow accepting that everyone else is there because they are good enough.

It's all a huge lie.

If the public elected EVERY person capable of making decisions that effect our lives, I can assure that you 99% of them would be out of a job.
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No, we didn't!

That's the entire problem.

We vote for one person all while thinking that Democracy is happening, somehow accepting that everyone else is there because they are good enough.

It's all a huge lie.

If the public elected EVERY person capable of making decisions that effect our lives, I can assure that you 99% of them would be out of a job.
We don't have a democracy, we have a republic. And you're correct we the people didn't vote in quite a bit of these "representatives." And majority of them don't represent the people any more but their corporate sponsors instead.
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Holy crap I'm not the only one who noticed the truth? Where the heck have you guys been?

As much as I'd like to say Google is being altruistic with their stance I think it has to do more with they maybe one of the last companies that still tries to follow capitalism instead of commercialism, corporatism, cartelism, and the other things that are rotting away the US.
     
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post #10 of 44
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Google was right about this issue but, NO ONE should be allowed to censor the internet. PERIOD.

I don't care if the site hosts pirated software or simple links to it. Nor do I care about if they sell fake pharma products, or anything else for that matter.

The user themselves need to do research and make a educated decision on purchasing/visiting things on the web. I think it's funny that they guy they mentioned in the article Issa, his office purchased something from a website called "Fantastic Deals"... and they were surprised when they got a knock off kingston usb thumb drive.

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Hell they could shutdown OCN, stating that it violates intel/amd/nvidia's hardware for uses they didn't intend it to be used to do.

Bottom line is DO NOT CENSOR THE INTERNET. I don't care what the intentions are, there is no reason to do so.
+1

If you can't be bothered to do a little research into the site / product before whoring out your card details over the internet, you should be banned from the interwebs...




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