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Dec 28 2011

SOPA: Congress Plots Death of Blogs

The preternatural power lust of our federal rulers has enabled them to perform the impossible. They have created common ground between the moonbat and patriot halves of the Internet. Anyone who values access to information can agree that SOPA has got to be stopped:

“If either the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) [or] the U.S. House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become[s] law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group [conservative] & Blue Mass Group [liberal] will cease to exist,” wrote a blogger at Red Mass Group.

Under the guise of restricting “online piracy,” bureaucrats want to criminalize linking to certain sites. Search engines would be crippled.

“Of course, restrictions of results provided by Internet search engines amount to just that: prior restraint of their free expression of future results. Google and others, under SOPA, are told what they can or can’t publish before they publish it. Kill. The. Bill,” conservative blogger Neil Stevens argued at RedState.

Liberals had their own spin on it, cheering on the fact that corporate support for SOPA was starting to subside.

Most prominently, GoDaddy pulled support after tens of thousands of enraged customers canceled hosting arrangements.

Meanwhile, conservatives are urging primary challenges against any Republican who votes for this outrage, regrettably including the otherwise laudable Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who cosponsored the bill.

Once again we see that threats to our fundamental liberties can come from Republicans as well as Democrats, and that the flame of freedom will be snuffed out the moment we drop our guard.

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On a tip from J.



11 Responses to “SOPA: Congress Plots Death of Blogs”

  1. Toa says:

    Anyone who thinks that such laws will be enforced against “Liberal” blogs may be hoping for too much. I suspect that these new rules will be implemented veeeeerrrrry selectively.

  2. Dupree says:

    Toa – Just like all the rest of our so-called laws.

    Any law passed to regulate the internet will only be the toe in the door. Do not let this, or any flavor of this, advance.

  3. IslandLifer says:

    Again, there is NO difference between the two establishments except on how to spend the $$ we don’t have. Take away the D & R and look closely to what each individual is doing. The evil lies within our government as a whole and if either establishment gets their “man” in we can start kissing liberty goodbye. I believe the words of only one man and it’s apparent ‘they’ DO NOT’ want him interfering with their business as usual. It’s only a matter of time now.

  4. […] dem Domainanbieter den Rücken, da dieser öffentlich für das umstrittene Anti-Piraterie-Abkommen SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) eingetreten war. Mittlerweile hat GoDaddy seine Zustimmung für die geplanten […]

  5. Warlord says:

    The Internet,if the government gets any control, we will build another one, one where your directives will mean squat.

  6. Jimbo says:

    So far it looks like conserves and libs have, for once, common ground. THAT doesn’t happen often. Bottom line – this is anti-1st Amendment. And Toa has a point – who is/are the ‘police’?

    But just like shortwave (which could make a come-back) – speech will find a way to ears that want to hear… And lead poisoning is a danger to those who don’t want us to hear.

  7. A. Levy says:

    “What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure…” — Thomas Jefferson

  8. grayjohn says:

    Republicans? Democrats? Illusion. They are all the same and all enemies of anything decent. It’s all a show to keep us occupied while everything we believe in is quietly and permanently destroyed. WE THE PEOPLE are hated and reviled by THEY THE GOVERNMENT. We have no friends in government, no allies, no rescuers, all we the people have is each other.

  9. Sinister66 says:

    Toa

    Wrong kind of blog. political blogs arent the main focus but will be targeted. All of the major news organizations have been trying to get people from post thier content on sites like youtube for years.Since that is were most of the clips on sites like this are from, They will also be a targets.

    Blogs like flmsdown.com and other similiar sites will be the main focus.
    Online storage sites like megaupload will be high on the list.
    Torrent supporting sites will be high priority.
    Sites like youtube will be some of the first attacked.

    Supporters:
    1.60 Plus Association
    2.ABC
    3.Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
    4.American Bankers Association (ABA)
    5.American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
    6.American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
    7.American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    8.Americans for Tax Reform
    9.Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States
    10.Association of American Publishers (AAP)
    11.Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
    12.Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
    13.Beachbody, LLC
    14.BMI
    15.BMG Chrysalis
    16.Building and Construction Trades Department
    17.Capitol Records Nashville
    18.CBS
    19.Cengage Learning
    20.Christian Music Trade Association
    21.Church Music Publishers’ Association
    22.Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
    23.Comcast/NBC Universal
    24.Concerned Women for America (CWA)
    25.Congressional Fire Services Institute
    26.Copyhype
    27.Copyright Alliance
    28.Coty, Inc.
    29.Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
    30.Council of State Governments
    31.Country Music Association
    32.Country Music Television
    33.Creative America
    34.Deluxe Digital Studios
    35.Directors Guild of America (DGA)
    36.Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
    37.Elsevier
    38.EMI Christian Music Group
    39.EMI Music Publishing
    40.Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
    41.ESPN
    42.Estée Lauder Companies
    43.Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
    44.Gospel Music Association
    45.Graphic Artists Guild
    46.Hachette Book Group
    47.HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
    48.Hyperion Books
    49.Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
    50.International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)
    51.International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
    52.International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
    53.International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
    54.International Trademark Association (INTA)
    55.International Union of Police Associations
    56.L’Oreal
    57.Lost Highway Records
    58.Macmillan
    59.Major County Sheriffs
    60.Major League Baseball
    61.Majority City Chiefs
    62.Marvel Entertainment, LLC
    63.MasterCard Worldwide
    64.MCA Records
    65.McGraw-Hill Education
    66.Mercury Nashville
    67.Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
    68.Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
    69.Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
    70.Moving Picture Technicians
    71.MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
    72.National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
    73.National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
    74.National Association of State Chief Information Officers
    75.National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
    76.National Center for Victims of Crime
    77.National Criminal Justice Association
    78.National District Attorneys Association
    79.National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
    80.National Football League
    81.National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee
    82.National League of Cities
    83.National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
    84.National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
    85.National Songwriters Association
    86.National Troopers Coalition
    87.News Corporation
    88.Pearson Education
    89.Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
    90.Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
    91.Pfizer, Inc.
    92.Provident Music Group
    93.Random House
    94.Raulet Property Partners
    95.Republic Nashville
    96.Revlon
    97.Scholastic, Inc.
    98.Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
    99.Showdog Universal Music
    100.Sony/ATV Music Publishing
    101.Sony Music Entertainment
    102.Sony Music Nashville
    103.State International Development Organization (SIDO)
    104.The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
    105.Perseus Books Group
    106.United States Conference of Mayors
    107.Tiffany & Co.
    108.Time Warner
    109.True Religion Brand Jeans
    110.Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
    111.UMG Publishing Group Nashville
    112.United States Chamber of Commerce
    113.United States Olympic Committee
    114.United States Tennis Association
    115.Universal Music
    116.Universal Music Publishing Group
    117.Viacom
    118.Visa Inc.
    119.W.W. Norton & Company
    120.Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
    121.Warner Music Group
    122.Warner Music Nashville
    123.Wolters Kluwer Health
    124.Word Entertainment

    Former supporters:
    1.Baker & Hostetler LLP
    2.Covington & Burling LLP
    3.Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
    4.Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
    5.Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    6.Go Daddy
    7.Irell & Manella LLP
    8.Jenner & Block LLP
    9.Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
    10.Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP
    11.Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
    12.Lathrop & Gage LLP
    13.Loeb & Loeb LLP
    14.Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
    15.Morrison & Foerster LLP
    16.Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    17.Phillips Nizer, LLP
    18.Proskauer Rose LLP
    19.Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
    20.Shearman & Sterling LLP
    21.Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    22.Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    23.White & Case LLP

    against:
    http://www.cdt.org/report/list-organizations-and-individuals-opposing-sopa
    there were 20 rejected ammendments but I cant find what they were.

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