Skip to comments.Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."
Posted on 10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Circulating on the web tonight:
During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced.
I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines.
To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an independent website could be outlawed.
That will end (it) for me fine Ive had a hell of a run, said Drudge, adding that web users were being pushed into the cyber ghettos of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
This is ghetto, this is corporate, theyre taking your energy and youre getting nothing in return nothing!
What about FR!? Posting articles, “even the headline,” would screw over forums too, wouldn’t it?
As long as Der Kommissar is in command, they’ll be protected. If Drudge can’t survive, I guess FR is going deep underground. Yay, net neutrality and giving control over to the Feds!
Good thing we have thousands of citizen reporters here.
Without links the internet falls apart, literally.
Sites like FreeRepublic and DrudgeReport drive traffic to other sites - they should thank you!
It may spur even more hundreds of independent “news sites” with their own reporters. You already see the MSM using footage taken by amateurs (ma and pa videos) and airing them. Nobody can copyright a plane crash, a war, politics, the weather and so on especially with so many cell phones with 1080p capability.
The MSM DESPERATELY wants to return to the days when THEY controlled what was news with reporters reaching movie star status. The internet destroyed that.
Imagine a future where the Los Angeles Times sues FR because some user posted one of their headlines, the link wasn’t removed in time, and the headline contained a major misspelling and grammatical error.
They just can’t stand it that we have other places for news besides the state controlled, censored and sanitized MSM.
Yup, glad you were the one one to post this.
Saw the entire interview video clip.
TPP has language in it that permits agreement partners to ban Internet content that’s critical of government corruption.
TPP also has very strong copyright protection provisions as well.
Add to that the FCC’s self proclaimed oversight of the Internet, and it’s conceivable that distressed news outlets would call for restrictions on news content sharing that has hurt their bottom line.
We knew this was coming.
Muzzling alternative news sites is a win for:
Corrupt governments, politicians, and corporations.
Add to that Obola’s recent Executive Order creating an interagency Behavioral Analysis citizen database, and it’s plain to see the vise is tightening.
All of us subjects will be greatly silenced, and kept ignorant of our master’s misdeeds.
When have we had enough?
When do we March on DC, while we still can?
This is Nazi Germany 1930 in our time.
Control the news and you can make it.
If this goes then Youtube is next.... You can count on that.
bump for later
This isn't the first time that Governments have tried to restrict the dissemination of information ... and it won't be the last!
We must have Trump or Cruz for president, and then a law permitting Drudge’s activity and all 3rd party web site discussion activity must be passed.
Its not as dire as we might think. Article URLs can be sited and the discussion still held online, we would just be reading them off site in their original publication location, or alternatively we could be moving all of our host servers to Iceland, Norway, China, or Russia.No problem really.
Yahoo redistributes Associated Press and Reuters news articles, among others. They pay the subscription fees, and are effectively a nationwide publisher.
Google has already fought this battle over article linking (in search results) in other countries. When they've lost, they simply shut down operations there. In some cases, the lost of referrals were devastating to the content providers.
No, FR just has to relocate to a more friendly locale. The trick will be to do it and sever ties with any US person or entity.
Hey Laz, just like predicted.
you nailed it.
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