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Bandini
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Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites’ domain registration.

The bipartisan legislation, dubbed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (.pdf) amounts to the Holy Grail of intellectual-property enforcement. The recording industry and movie studios have been clamoring for such a capability since the George W. Bush administration. If passed, the Justice Department could ask a federal court for an injunction that would order a U.S. domain registrar or registry to stop resolving an infringing site’s domain name, so that visitors to PirateBay.org, for example, would get an error message.

“In today’s global economy the internet has become the glue of international commerce –- connecting consumers with a wide array of products and services worldwide,” said Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) in a statement announcing the bill. “But it’s also become a tool for online thieves to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, making hundreds of millions of dollars off of stolen American intellectual property.”

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Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:55 pm
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They steal billions and leave us homeless...rape the planet...enslave the poor...and they want to persecute us for downloading Lady Gaga songs for free?

I wonder if they'll pass a law next that you can't Byrne-Steal Comic books anymore.
Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:16 pm
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“But it’s also become a tool for online thieves to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, making hundreds of millions of dollars off of stolen American intellectual property.”

Does anyone really make money off goods they pirate? I figured downloading saves hundreds of millions of dollars, keeping the money out of the big corporation's pockets. And why the need to throw "American" in there? If it's not American, it's okay to steal?

Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:32 pm
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Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:59 pm
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“In today’s global economy the internet has become the glue of international commerce –- connecting consumers with a wide array of products and services worldwide,” said Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) in a statement announcing the bill. “But it’s also become a tool for online thieves to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, making hundreds of millions of dollars off of stolen American intellectual property.”





Wait...what selling is this guy talking about?

Crime doesn't pay, unless you are an online gangsta, neeerp.
Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:03 pm
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how the hell do they figure in millions of dollars from that? most of the cats that setup those sites are damn near broke except for a few exceptional cats.
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:****(

call the whaaaambulance quick!
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Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:01 pm
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well, a lot of pirate sites carry ads, don't they? that's revenue. i'm not aware of how much, but i imagine a site like pirate bay could do pretty good off ad revenue... add all of the revenue of pirate sites together and combined, i don't think it's crazy to think that might represent more than a million?
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It's all fun and games until someone raids your home because they found something "illegal" on your computer via unsolicited searching and seizing.
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i don't see it as a bad thing; i think we should start paying for shit again and get this economy going
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imagine all the goodness that could happen for music
Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:55 pm
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imagine all the goodness that could happen for music

Yeah. Seems like sort of a good thing. More people would be able to make a living off of music. Musicians that people like will be able to make more music for them to like.
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This is a pressure tactic to get Europe to agree to ACTA. This is no big deal unless you run a legitimate website. It won't stop copyright infringement at all.
Post Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:17 pm
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redball wrote:
This is a pressure tactic to get Europe to agree to ACTA. This is no big deal unless you run a legitimate website. It won't stop copyright infringement at all.


Yea.
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