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View Diary: Kirsten Gillibrand trying to have her cake, and eat it too, on PIPA (229 comments)

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  •  So you're an absolutist. (0+ / 0-)

    You want no government involvement in protecting Intellectual Property. Because that's what scrapped/discarded means. Just trying to make sure I understand you.

    •  This bill has nothing to do with protecting IP (3+ / 0-)
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      Brown Thrasher, ChadmanFL, Miggles

      It's already illegal to sell pirated and counterfeit items. This bill was about Internet censorship and breaking DNS (the Domain Name System) that makes the Internet work. And all the damn laws in the world will NEVER stop Internet piracy (of digital media) because file sharing is an inherent part of the Internet. Websites are nothing more than collections of files rendered by a browser (or processed by some other application). You cannot stop file-sharing without ending the Internet entirely. That's what the idiots in Congress, who think "the Internet is not a truck-- it's a series of tubes", don't grok.

      Keep Christian mythology out of science class!

      by cybersaur on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 02:20:21 PM PST

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      •  Yes, I always laugh when government officials (0+ / 0-)

        think they can fix every ill of the internet through DNS policy.  There are a million other ways to access any site that might happen to be DNS black-listed.

        Having a policy does not mean receiving care. -- Tzimisce

        by Miggles on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:06:42 PM PST

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