So you're clear about SOPA & PIPA, right?

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Title Insurance with First American Title

There's something terribly wrong when our elected officials even contemplate the systematic dismantling of our citizens ability to freely share its own creativity with each other.

Scene 3 - (In the not so distant future): "I was so excited to share this really cool idea I had with y'all but I just got a DM from Congress." The Committee on the Suppression of Creative Thought and Freely Sharing has determined I would be in direct violation of paragraphs 193, 206, 319, and 573 of the Amateur Citizens Open Thinking Reform Act of 2016.

Wherein it is clearly stated... No persons, citizens, nor foreigners within or outside our borders will posses any right to intellectual, artistic, or creative thought (no matter the origin) via the written word, image, audio, or video transmitted, conveyed, received, or otherwise consumed through any other means than those dictated by your benevolent government and its officially assigned expert dispensers of said content.

This is for your own protection as well as it is for the protection of all citizens young and old who may become influenced and thereby subject to your thoughts. Therefore, no said or implied creative thinking will be shared in any shape, form, or medium.

If you persist on having these thoughts and the ambition to share them, all evidence will be used against you in a court of law....

One of the best conversations I've listened to this week as to why we need to pay attention to SOPA and PIPA is from Clay Shirky...

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Mona Gersky
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Rene, this is as creepy as mind control and people should be up in arms over these bills.  How dare Congress even consider moves like these.  Thank you for posting.

Jan 18, 2012 02:19 PM #1
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Rene, is this truly BIG BROTHER and conspiracy stuff all combined?  What an unreal and scary plan.  This was truly enlightening!

Jan 18, 2012 02:52 PM #2
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Rene...

At first, I wondered what all of the fuss was about. Now that I've done a little more research, I wonder what the real intent of this legislation is?

Jan 18, 2012 03:20 PM #3
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Rene, it seems like there is what is necessary already in place to deal with the problem---this fix is worse than the problem.  What is weird to me is that people that use the internet just like you and me are involved in supporting and putting forward these bills---what gives?

Jan 19, 2012 01:46 AM #4
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Mona: Yes, creepy indeed!

Bruce: It certainly seems like a 'fast one' is being played on us. I can't imagine the burden of proof being flipped and we're guilty until proven innocent.

Richard: This kind of thing raises its ugly head every couple of years. As with your band, if you're not playing all original material, you very well might be guilty of copyright infringement if you play and/or record and share any content owned by a media producer.

Jan 19, 2012 04:31 AM #5
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Charles: One of the outcomes would be the burden of responsiblilty... Activerain as a service provider for our online sharing would be forced to police us. So not only would we get busted so would Activerain be accountable for contributory infringement. So like Clay say's in the video, if it only cost Activerain just 10 cents to police each us a month, that would be a huge cost and unsustainable.

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I have already sent emails to my representatives because I am totally against this. If you want to make a difference we should start there. Let our government know we don't want this to happen.

Jan 20, 2012 05:02 AM #8
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Hi Stacia: Indeed exactly the point... Tell them loud and clear! If these pass it will muck up the internet so bad we will nolonger recognize it. It'll be like watching cable tv. It's better to stop something than it is to undo it...

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