Sunday, January 15, 2012

ACT NOW IF YOU WANT TO DEFEAT U.S. Senate Bill # S.968 "Internet Takeover" Act

Do you think the government won’t take over the internet??  Congresspersons have NOTHING TO FEAR FROM YOU.  You can allow them to get away with murder   You will get what you allow.  Act NOW to defeat this bill.



U.S. Senate Bill # S.968 -

Protect Intellectual Property Act of 2011 -

“Internet Takeover” Bill



Read the Act:



This bill purports to block access to internet web sites that infringe on intellectual property rights, and make it easier for copyright owners to sue infringers.  That could include people who give or sell access to users, or users who access, copyrighted items –  any unpermitted distribution or use of photos, articles, web pages, letters, messages, movies, books, articles, compilations, designs, ANYTHING ANYONE creates, writes, composes, draws, or produces.  Examples include your favorite download sites and content.  As a result of this, prices for intellectual property will skyrocket.  While this might allow starving artists to get by a  little better, it will enrich media moguls and artists with big marketing machines behind them.  If you aren’t a Communist, you won’t mind this at all.  But if you believe in some balance to Capitalism, you won’t like it.


And of course, this will have zero effect on international pirates.  They will get away with distributing unlicensed copyright material, but the US Government will stop you from accessing it. 


While this might seem good, consider the other side:  the US Government has already used bogus, oppressive laws to shut down anti-IRS and other anti-government web sites.  As always, it will expand this anti infringement law to abuse the innocent truth-seeker and purveyor of truth.


Bottom line, we already have sufficiently powerful copyright infringement laws.  Anybody can sue, and government can arrest, a copyright infringer, including those who pirate software and music.  And Government makes a monumental number of arrests and already captures and destroys millions upon millions of dollars’ worth of pirated products, from Luis Viton bags to Fifty-Cent music CDs to Microsoft Office and Windows.  So what need have we of stronger laws?


None, in my opinion.  Since government can already shut down web sites under false pretexts, why does it need a more pervasive law?  Answer:  It doesn’t.


I want you to stop and look at this issue from the analog view point.  You buy a sandwich made from an unlicensed copyrighted recipe.  A government agent snatches it out of your hand just as you start to take a bite of it.  Same difference.


This act will force internet pirates to go deeper underground.  Users will start using TOR and ONION to hide their IP address from which they access pirate sites.  Users will switch to ever more devious Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sharing mechanisms like the original Napster that has now become commercial and “legal” – just another internet merchant for copyrighted content.


Even worse, I believe the Government will use the act to justify further political oppression.  Remember the 60 Minutes report about “Sovereign Citizens” a few months back in which it falsely accused  Jerry and Joe Kane of murder and showed concocted video?  THAT political oppression portrayed legitimate patriots as violent enemies of America, causing the ignorant general public to distrust all patriots.  I believe the Government will use this Act wrongly to further punish and demean political dissenters.


Even worse, this Act will give Government the authority to invade privacy via internet in an effort to ensnare copyright infringers.  That could mean it could plant bugs in YOUR computer via viruses, and report on all your upload/download activities.


So, DON’T write to your senators and tell them to defeat this onerous bill, AT YOUR OWN PERIL.


Anyway, a recent blurb Chris Summers sent me says this:


“The final U. S. Senate vote on the internet takeover bill is set for January 24th.  As of right now, that bill, which gives U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder the power of an "Internet Czar,” WILL PASS. Please send faxes to every Member of the U.S. Senate, and demand that they filibuster S. 968, the Senate version of the internet takeover bill.


“Unfortunately, the American people are not paying attention to this catastrophe that is unfolding in the U. S. Senate.  We only have a few days to stop this unconstitutional power grab.  We must bombard the Senate with faxes, RIGHT NOW!


“This bill will give corrupt U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder the power to blacklist or shut down any website or forum that is merely accused of being linked to "online piracy”.


“He will even have the authority to "sanitize” the results of internet searches on Google or Yahoo, so that only government-approved websites and information can be found online.


“If this bill passes, Barack Hussein Obama will have to the ability to ban the campaign websites of his opponents, shut down the online activities of anti-Obama groups like USJF, and harass tea party forums and any other websites that don't support him.


“Please fax the U. S. Senate now.  This bill WILL PASS unless the American people overwhelm the Senate with faxes!


“And, while you are at it, please forward this email to everyone ... The FINAL U. S. Senate vote is scheduled for January 24th.  We don't have much time!


“If this bill passes, the Obama Administration won't need a court order.  There will be no hearings or trials.


“Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., will seize incredible control over the internet, and we will be nearly powerless to stop him.


“Although supporters of the bill say that it is designed to prevent online piracy, this is an internet takeover bill, pure and simple. Just one "complaint” from a liberal activist, or a government agent, that you are indirectly violating an obscure copyright rule, and your website could be fined huge sums, and it could be blacklisted from the internet.


“Just imagine if Google was prohibited from displaying websites that were critical of Barack Obama, that discussed the controversy over where he was born, or that mentioned the damage that his policies are doing to the economy.


“Well, that is exactly what will ultimately happen if S.968 passes, and it is signed into law.


“Many of this bill's provisions are modeled on Communist China's censorship law, called the "Great Firewall of China.”  Even the socialists in the European Parliament oppose this new American law. That is how extreme S.968 is!


“S.968 already has 40 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate.   Eleven more votes and it passes!


“Please fax every U. S. Senator NOW.


“Extreme liberals like Chuck Schumer and Al Franken have teamed up with Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham to ram this bill into law.


“They are being helped by millions of dollars in campaign contributions from  left-wing mainstream media companies.


“They want the government to shut down all the blogs and political forums, and all of the independent news sites, so that they, once again, will have a monopoly on the news that you and I are allowed to see.


“This threat against free speech is so grave and so imminent that websites like Google and Yahoo are seriously considering staging a last-ditch online protest to try to stop Mr. Obama and his Congressional allies!


“Please, fax every Member of the U. S. Senate NOW, and please forward this email to all of your friends, urging them to do the same.


“This bill WILL PASS unless you take action TODAY. And, while you are at it, please add to the effectiveness of your faxes by personally calling your U.S. Senators' offices at 202-224-3121.  Tell him, or her, to STOP S. 968, the internet takeover bill (not that they give a hoot as they already are committing treason )


“The final vote is January 24th.  We only have days remaining to save free speech on the internet!



Gary G. Kreep, Esq.

Executive Director

United States Justice Foundation







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