Issa: Piracy Bill Would Give Holder 'Broad New Powers To Police The Internet'...

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    And Big Brother just keeps on coming for your Internet. Can he be stopped? And do you really want someone like Eric Holder snooping around on you deciding what's right or wrong? Eric Holder??


    In a statement released Tuesday, House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa criticized an amendment proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, saying it does not fix anything and would give “Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice broad new powers to police the Internet.”

    SOPA, which is Smith’s bill, would place authority over websites that facilitate copyright infringement under Justice Department jurisdiction.

    The bill — heavily criticized by politicians, social networking sites and political advocacy groups for its “broad reach” — is expected to see full committee markup before Smith’s House Judiciary Committee Thursday.

    “The manager’s amendment retains the fundamental flaws of its predecessor by blocking Americans’ ability to access websites, imposing costly regulation on web companies and giving Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice broad new powers to police the internet,” said Issa.

    The Obama administration — through the Federal Trade Commission’s recent settlements with Google and Facebook, and the Federal Communications Commission’s passage of its so-called “net neutrality” regulations — has slowly expanded the executive branch’s power over the Internet.



    Read more: Darrell Issa | Online Piracy Bill | SOPA | Policing The Internet | The Daily Caller
     
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    yeah... they should keep letting thieves steal people's intellectual property. :thup:
     
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    Yes,lets cram our prisons more with Citizens for listening to music and watching movies. What a country. :cuckoo:
     
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    SOPA is a completely different kettle of fish from net neutrality and the two should NOT be lumped together. SOPA would indeed give the government excessive power over the Internet, allowing sites to be shut down on the pretext of stopping piracy.

    Net neutrality, however, would not give the government power over the internet but rather deny similar power in the hands of corporations.

    SOPA is a threat to liberty. Net neutrality is a protection of liberty. The two are night and day.
     
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    Why can't Big Government just get off our backs? Man,the People have had it.
     
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    Prisons? You're being a little over-the-top, aren't you. Sounds more like a "fine them to help balance the budget" scheme, if you're of a conspiratorial bent! :eusa_shhh:
     
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    yeah...just like War on Drugs...let's have War on piracy...and build 200 more prisons to break 100,000's of families up just like war on drugs have done.
     
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    This law would increase the chances of ending up in prison for listening to or watching unauthorized music & movies.
     
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    Welcome to Police/Prison State America. I'm just amazed so many Americans just sit back and allow this stuff. Such laziness and apathy.
     
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    Whose backs? Mine, or the big corporation's that is a threat to MY liberty just as much as the government is (and in some contexts more of one)?
     

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