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Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act

Last posted Aug 06, 2011 at 11:36PM EDT. Added Aug 05, 2011 at 07:05PM EDT
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I recently descovered a bill called “The Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act”, which if made law, will require internet providers to keep track of peoples IP adresses, internet browsing history, credit card information and plenty of other private information in order to track down child predators over the internet. This law treats everyone like a criminal and will no doubt effect how we all use the internet if made law. Tell me what you think.

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:05PM EDT
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They’re at it again. Now they even give their reasons to spy on us fancy names.

While I think its ok to hunt down child predators using the internet, this way is a little bit too hardcore. Just as you said, they treat everyone like a criminal. “Oh you use the internet? Bam! You’re a criminal.”

This new law will ofcourse make it harder for child molesters to do their thing and it’s also easier to locate them. Both which is a good thing.

But the law also has a lot of flaws, think of what hackers can do with this. A van can stop in front of a house, break in on the wireless, and the residents will get arrested.

So until they work out everything and create a solid system for this to filter out the innocent people, I’m against the law.

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:45PM EDT
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Here is link

This is such bullshit. It has nothing to do with keeping us safe from child pornography.

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Aug 05, 2011 at 08:09PM EDT
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They would probably be more effective if they actually looked up the websites that support this type of crap to take them down.

Aug 05, 2011 at 09:02PM EDT
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No. ITS A TRAP. Catching child predators is easy. If its about taking down child porn sites thats even easier. They are just trying to trick us into maknig the internet less accessible and un-free to be it short.

Aug 05, 2011 at 09:47PM EDT

The RIAA is just praying this law passes. It will not be long before they can also access your browsing history and see how many mp3, movies, and games you possibly got for free.

Solution: get out of the US.

Last edited Aug 05, 2011 at 10:41PM EDT
Aug 05, 2011 at 10:41PM EDT
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Pornography (off all kinds) is always a leader in utilizing technology because it needs to distribute media to a large audience in a discreet way.

Pornography will find a way around the law, while the law now just explicitly invades on privacy (although weren’t they doing it before?).

Aug 05, 2011 at 11:02PM EDT
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Isn’t this just a stepping stone to the Protect IP bill?
I expect to see some anon retaliation for this if it goes anywhere.
Which is, once again, a bad idea.
HEY GUISE THEY WANT TO KNOW MY BROWSING HISTORY I’M GOING TO GO LOIC THE GOVERNMENT HURRDUURRRPADERP
Then, the government is going to use this to sniff out potential anons.
time for 49 proxies.
7 just isn’t enough anymore.

Aug 05, 2011 at 11:11PM EDT
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Asia always welcomes you.
Did you know that in Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan and Korea the Internet is actually more free than some western countries?
Don’t worry, this bill won’t pass. the Internet is the World Wide Web. Not America’s Web.

Aug 05, 2011 at 11:16PM EDT
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Ogreenworld wrote:

Pornography (off all kinds) is always a leader in utilizing technology because it needs to distribute media to a large audience in a discreet way.

Pornography will find a way around the law, while the law now just explicitly invades on privacy (although weren’t they doing it before?).

This law has nothing to do with porn.

Aug 05, 2011 at 11:36PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

This law has nothing to do with porn.

That was my point.

Aug 05, 2011 at 11:39PM EDT
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Ogreenworld wrote:

Pornography (off all kinds) is always a leader in utilizing technology because it needs to distribute media to a large audience in a discreet way.

Pornography will find a way around the law, while the law now just explicitly invades on privacy (although weren’t they doing it before?).

It’s been said over and over that the porn industry was a major factor in the war between Betamax and VHS video formats. Whether or not this is true, I’m sure it did influence.

Aug 06, 2011 at 03:04AM EDT
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in the hoppip over the sea wrote:

Don’t be rediculous.
The world belongs to america, so it is America’s web.
’MERICA!

Dude, the United States of ’Merica OWE$$ the world. Not owns.

Last edited Aug 06, 2011 at 04:38AM EDT
Aug 06, 2011 at 04:34AM EDT
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Officer: Sir, I am going to have to ask you to get out of your car
Dude: What for?
Officer: Please just get out of your car
Dude: K
Officer: Now I’m going to have to ask to search your vehicle
Dude: What are you looking for? I don’t do drugs
Officer: Sorry sir, but we’re checking everybody’s cars for child porn
Dude: Child porn? O_o
Officer: Yes, child porn

Aug 06, 2011 at 03:57PM EDT
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Airport security disagrees.

Aug 06, 2011 at 04:04PM EDT
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Hiroman wrote:

Dude, the United States of ’Merica OWE$$ the world. Not owns.

Lrn2detectsarcasm.

Aug 06, 2011 at 04:44PM EDT
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Also, isn’t there a law that says that an IP is not a person, and therefore a person cannot be held accountable for anything done with their IP address?

AND, isn’t this an invasion of privacy? That violates the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unwarranted search. This also violates the exact same law that is in place to stop hackers (electronically intruding into one’s private space).

Aug 06, 2011 at 04:51PM EDT
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Philip J. Fry wrote:

Also, isn’t there a law that says that an IP is not a person, and therefore a person cannot be held accountable for anything done with their IP address?

AND, isn’t this an invasion of privacy? That violates the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unwarranted search. This also violates the exact same law that is in place to stop hackers (electronically intruding into one’s private space).

They really don’t care much anymore.

Aug 06, 2011 at 05:57PM EDT
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Hiroman wrote:

Dude, the United States of ’Merica OWE$$ the world. Not owns.

Actually the money the “owe” is towards the American citizens not everyone else.

Aug 06, 2011 at 10:50PM EDT

Philip J. Fry wrote:

Also, isn’t there a law that says that an IP is not a person, and therefore a person cannot be held accountable for anything done with their IP address?

AND, isn’t this an invasion of privacy? That violates the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unwarranted search. This also violates the exact same law that is in place to stop hackers (electronically intruding into one’s private space).

What is this “Fourth Amendment” you speak of? I don’t think our legislators are familiar with whatever document you may be referencing…

Aug 06, 2011 at 11:01PM EDT
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rapturjesus wrote:

Actually the money the “owe” is towards the American citizens not everyone else.

The American government owes money to BOTH their own people and to other countries.

Aug 06, 2011 at 11:36PM EDT
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