Rand Paul promises to filibuster ‘censor the Internet’ legislation

KRSOne

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Following in the old mans liberty foot steps.

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he would filibuster any attempt by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Protect IP Act (PIPA) to a vote.

PIPA, the Senate version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), is being sponsored by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and pushed by Reid as a “job creator.”

The bills would ostensibly crack down on online copyright infringement, but critics contend that the legislation would also challenge free speech and the ability of large websites to function.
Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, the sponsor of SOPA, announced Tuesday that the bill would continue to undergo markup in the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, in February.

An unprecedented online protest by companies opposed to the bills occurred Wednesday. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia, social news website Reddit and the classifieds site Craigslist all blocked their U.S. versions in protest and directed visitors to contact their elected officials.
“Both PIPA and SOPA give the federal government unprecedented and unconstitutional power to censor the Internet,” Paul said in a statement. “These bills enable the government to shut down websites that it deems guilty of violating copyright laws.”

Paul continued: “While we support copyright protections, we are also concerned about websites being shut down without their day in court, and making innocent third parties bear the costs of solving someone else’s problems.

“I will not sit idly by while PIPA and SOPA eliminate the constitutionally protected rights to due process and free speech. For these reasons, I have pledged to oppose, filibuster and do everything in my power to stop government censorship of the Internet,” Paul said.
 

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So there are at least two representatives that actually care about their voters.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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So there are at least two representatives that actually care about their voters.
There are quite a few, actually. Most of Congress didn't support this from the beginning. And to their credit, the regime pretty much said they'd veto it.
 

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Damn,


This will bode well for me.
Last year I did some time at a Supermax jail because I was uploading Peter paul and Mary CDs, Shell Silverstein e-books and potatoe gun blueprints.
Those fagits caught me because i was randomly generating IPs and proxies and it just so happened that I landed on my own IP address. I'm definitely playing those numbers at mohegan next time.
 

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Damn,


This will bode well for me.
Last year I did some time at a Supermax jail because I was uploading Peter paul and Mary CDs, Shell Silverstein e-books and potatoe gun blueprints.
Those fagits caught me because i was randomly generating IPs and proxies and it just so happened that I landed on my own IP address. I'm definitely playing those numbers at mohegan next time.
Dude.
How is it that every one of your posts are gold?
Which diety did you strike a deal with?
 

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Rand

Kirk is a different kind of clock

:haha7:

DonTheTrucker said:
There are quite a few, actually. Most of Congress didn't support this from the beginning. And to their credit, the regime pretty much said they'd veto it.
I'm not buying it and I can still see them signing the bill into law late on a Friday or something. Even if they can't do it...something will get done. I just cannot trust them, the RIAA, or the Chris Dodd-led MPAA. Even Joe Biden has notoriously been the RIAA's biggest ally in the past.

Not only that, but the Obama administration stocked the Justice Dept with RIAA lawyers. And don't forget, just two months ago, AG Eric Holder was urging citizens to snitch on their neighbors if they suspect they're stealing music, movies, watching illegal feeds or aiding in the distribution of illegal merchandise.

I just have trouble believing the regime over this.
 

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:haha7:



I'm not buying it and I can still see them signing the bill into law late on a Friday or something. Even if they can't do it...something will get done. I just cannot trust them, the RIAA, or the Chris Dodd-led MPAA. Even Joe Biden has notoriously been the RIAA's biggest ally in the past.

Not only that, but the Obama administration stocked the Justice Dept with RIAA lawyers. And don't forget, just two months ago, AG Eric Holder was urging citizens to snitch on their neighbors if they suspect they're stealing music, movies, watching illegal feeds or aiding in the distribution of illegal merchandise.

I just have trouble believing the regime over this.
I just think they'll add what was going to be SOPA in to page 1,391 of some military spending bill.
 

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Fuckin' Flipfloppers...
It's certainly not split down party lines...that's for sure. But more repubs flopped back to against after shit hit the fan the other day. Looks like only 2 Dems decided there's just too much pressure to be for it.

Before: 43 D's and 37 R's for. 17 D's against and 14 R's against.
After: 41 D's and 24 R's for. 45 D's and 56 R's against.

I'm sure the ones against it include the ones that only want to "tweak" both bills though, when they really need to toss both bills out. No matter what, they're going to try and pass something that puts legal pressure on US websites to filter out the copyrighted material...and have some 800 page winding explanation that has a bunch of words scribbled out and written over. And no one will read it...and it'll still be something completely ridiculous, yet do absolutely nothing to stop these illegal foreign websites (for example, connecting to piratebay via it's IP address, which is http://67.55.108.167 instead of the actual thepiratebay address.

I just learned that my cunt senator (Hagan) co-sponsored PIPA with Leahy introducing that abortion. I'm sure that earned him some big time RIAA dollars and a high five from Dodd.
 

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It's certainly not split down party lines...that's for sure. But more repubs flopped back to against after shit hit the fan the other day. Looks like only 2 Dems decided there's just too much pressure to be for it.

Before: 43 D's and 37 R's for. 17 D's against and 14 R's against.
After: 41 D's and 24 R's for. 45 D's and 56 R's against.
Say what you will about Democrats, but at least they don't take shit from their constituents and can be counted on to stand up for corporations. :icon_cool

And no one will read it...and it'll still be something completely ridiculous, yet do absolutely nothing to stop these illegal foreign websites (for example, connecting to piratebay via it's IP address, which is http://67.55.108.167 instead of the actual thepiratebay address.
That's nice to know. The public wifi I'm on blocks sites like that.
 

Begbie

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That's nice to know. The public wifi I'm on blocks sites like that.
Yeah, I'd guess at least some public wi-fi spaces would block access to http://67.55.108.167 because I'm sure they wouldn't want people downloading torrents. Though I'm sure the download speeds would be pretty slow anyway. I dunno it works for me on my home router...as does typing in thepiratebay...whatever it is, in the address field. Interesting though.
 

Your_Moms_Box

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Yeah, I'd guess at least some public wi-fi spaces would block access to http://67.55.108.167 because I'm sure they wouldn't want people downloading torrents. Though I'm sure the download speeds would be pretty slow anyway. I dunno it works for me on my home router...as does typing in thepiratebay...whatever it is, in the address field. Interesting though.
The real question is why on earth you are using TPB in the first place.

If you can maintain a ratio there are a lot better places....
 

Begbie

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The real question is why on earth you are using TPB in the first place.

If you can maintain a ratio there are a lot better places....
I just used TPB as an example...the media, when mentioning these illegal pirated sites...usually brings up TPB, I've noticed. So I just looked up that specific IP address above.