New Us Bill

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  1. SomeThingCreepy

    SomeThingCreepy Well-Known Member

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    http://politics.slashdot.org/politics/06/04/24/0358210.shtml

    You heard it, folks. When you download music and movies you are SUPPORTING TERRORISM!

    The main articles themselves:
    http://news.com.com/Congress+readies+new+d...ml?tag=nefd.top
    http://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/hr2391

    Some things to note:
    - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was appointed by President Bush.
    - The Bush administration created the bill. (from the article: "The draft legislation, created by the Bush administration and backed by Rep. Lamar Smith")

    Some good comments from Slashdot:

    Seems pretty clear that pirated games and DVDs are not the main source of funding for terrorism.
    Regardless, movie and music companies will no doubt use the bill to go after everyday illegal downloaders.
    Here's an insightful criticism of the US voting system:
    http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?s...90&cid=15188886

    No sense of proportion in the punishment:
    Guess what else is included in this "ANTI-TERRORISM!!!!1" bill? From the http://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/hr2391 page:
    Basically, if you record a movie with your VCR or TiVo, it will be ILLEGAL to skip the ads! What the ----?

    And how do they enforce this? Well, the company Philips has recently patented technology to prevent ad-skipping. Perhaps Philips will license the patent to other companies and the law will require you to buy a player that prevents ad-skipping. Kind of like regions on DVD players.

    Now, go forth and tell everyone you know about this bull----, and pray that the general public takes note and the bill doesn't get passed.
     
  2. Mcal

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    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
     
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    LMFAO!!!

    thats funny
     
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    Everything in the U.S. is now affiliated with terrorism.



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    Merging posts. Mind if I post what you posted here at other forums with a 'Posted by SomeThingCreepy at GameRenders' ?
     
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    Can't be bothered to read all that. I read some and don't see how it supports terrorism. Just use a few words so I get the jist of it.
    kplz :wub:
     
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    omg nooo! u_U
     
  7. SomeThingCreepy

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    be my guest!
     
  8. MonsterLishis

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    10 Years for downloading a movie... hmm, seems to me like i'd be doing a couple of life terms right now. Maybe 10 or 20 :P.

    Ignorant people, i.e. most of the government, should never have power in any society. Down with Bush :D
     
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    a bit much and they are going to be able stop all downloads and trading ou know its like they are blaming everything on terrosim , yes i agree terroism is bad and we must stamp it out but to ride on its back so that they can deal with other agendas is sickening .
     
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    They are astablishing that "crimes" that is economic damaging for corporations weighs higer then other crimes. THey want to stop evolution and I wouldnt wanna live in the US...
     
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    Well, now this is pleasant. :P
     
  12. Ice92888

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    Roflol... everything is associated with terrorism nowadays, sort of makes me think they are abusing the term terrorism.
     

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