Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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heh...
by helf on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:33 UTC
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2005-07-06

Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.

uh, no.

USA based websites with domains registered with USA based registrars pointing to websites running on USA hosted servers. This is completely within the US jurisdictions and legal rights. They did not touch sites hosted outside of USA legal jurisdictions.

But, no, people will slant everything (I'm guilty of it too) one way or the other to suit their views.

oh, and uless they explicitly change laws, then just because they don't "host" copyright materials, they are still participating in the "crime" by pointing you to the files. This is a HUUUGE debate at the moment and will be interesting to see how it ends up.

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People bitching about thom' opinions need to look over the site history. It has ALWAYS had opinions. Just go look at Eugenias (did I spell that right?) posts in the past. It isn't something new. What IS new is the amount of politics being thrown in. But if you don't like it, you don't have to look at the site. ;)

How very American of me, 'eh? I don't want to automatically stifle someones dissent ;)

And for you non-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.

Edited 2010-11-27 16:46 UTC

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by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:35 in reply to "heh..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And for you no-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.


Americans rock. And I'm being serious. Too bad your politicians appear to be even lousier than ours :/.

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by helf on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:39 in reply to "RE: heh..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I agree ;) Most countries appear to need a complete overhaul of their systems, the USA needs it *that* much more.

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by umccullough on Sat 27th Nov 2010 17:57 in reply to "heh..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And for you non-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.


Indeed...

It saddens me when these discussion topics yield comments such as "just tell America to fuck off"...

Good luck with that theory. Unfortunately, just about every government out there is corrupt to some extent, and it's only a matter of time before the money wins out over common sense and individuals rights.

I, and many people I know, are often times just as much against what is reported here as the rest of you, and yet we're not telling ourselves to fuck off... Many Americans are just as appalled at the shenanigans being pulled by their government as the rest of the world is. Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.

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by dylansmrjones on Sun 28th Nov 2010 01:23 in reply to "RE: heh..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.


The american people should get rid of their government the same way they got rid of the british...

Didn't the only good president of U.S.A. write the following?: "And what country can preserve its liberties, if the rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms"

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by Soulbender on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:08 in reply to "RE: heh..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and it's only a matter of time before the money wins out over common sense and individuals rights.


See below why this isn't quite as common in many other countries.

Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.


It would probably help if you had a politial spectrum that was a little broader than right-wing to more right-wing.

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by kaiwai on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:32 in reply to "heh..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

And for you non-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.


You have elections and yet you vote in grade 'A' morons like Michele Bachmann who consider homosexuality: "We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders" - excuse me you unsightly harridan, I don't suffer from a 'disorder' given that I don't talk to my invisible friend each night.

So whilst the economy is nose diving into a toilet you have morons like her focused on what consenting adults do behind closed doors. If you don't want to be judged based on your politicians then stop voting in morons to run your country - get some people who have some basic grasp of what is important and is the concern of the government and what isn't the concern of the government such as what consenting adults do behind closed doors. I really can't believe that in a first world country you have over half the population taking Genesis literally or voting based on the candidates position on the three G's (God, Guns and Gays).

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by jefro on Sun 28th Nov 2010 17:58 in reply to "RE: heh..."
jefro Member since:
2007-04-13

You are upset because you know what you are doing is wrong.

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by helf on Sun 28th Nov 2010 23:06 in reply to "RE: heh..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Once again you are blanketing me in with "all Americans". Not every American voted for her. I didn't. Especially since I can't, since she is in MN and I'm quite aways off from there ;)

And if I cared to look at your politicians, I'm sure I could find plenty of bigoted, backwards thinking assholes in New Zealand, Kaiwai. But that wouldn't make me think every person in NZ is a douche bag, now would it?

Oh, I also like how you pull out questionable statistics like the "63% of Americans take the bible literally!!!111" from a questionable poll done in 2005. Get your head out of your ass.

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