Skip to comments.Morning Bell: The Unintended Consequences of Internet Regulation [Stop SOPA]
Posted on 12/29/2011 2:20:45 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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As upchuck says:
This should be attacked with the same vigor we show during a FReepathon.
Each FReeper should contact his/her two Senators and Representative about these issues.
The continued long term existence of Free Republic may hang in the balance.
It’s been tried before.
The Licensing of the Press Act 1662 is an Act of the Parliament of England (14 Car. II. c. 33), long title “An Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in printing seditious treasonable and unlicensed Bookes and Pamphlets and for regulating of Printing and Printing Presses.”
Motivated by a desire to eliminate chaos and piracy in the printing industry, protect parliamentary activities and proceedings from its opponents, suppress royalist propaganda and check the widening currency of various sects radical ideas, Parliament instituted a new state-controlled censoring apparatus in the Licensing Order of 16 June 1643.
The Licensing Order reintroduced almost all of the stringent censorship machinery of the 1637 Star Chamber Decree including:
registration of all printing materials with the names of author, printer and publisher in the Register at Stationers Hall
search, seizure and destruction of any books offensive to the government
arrest and imprisonment of any offensive writers, printers and publishers.
The Stationers Company was given the responsibility of acting as censor, in return for a monopoly of the printing trade. 
GoDaddy’s Suport For SOPA Draws Customers’ Ire
December 29 could be D-Day for GoDaddy
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More, not only was Go Daddy a supporter of SOPA, but they actually helped craft part of the bill and were even exempt from it. So, while other smaller sites could be targeted by the DOD for pirating, Go Daddy essentially has a get out of jail free card.
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Oops, intended to post this right after the article:
URLs in this post:
 The Foundry: http://blog.heritage.org/
 Dajaz1.com: http://dajaz1.com/
 falsely accused of criminal copyright infringement: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111208/08225217010/breaking-news-feds-falsely-censor-popular-blog-over-year-deny-all-due-process-hide-all-details.shtml
 fueling fears about legislation moving quickly through Congress: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111211/22524417035/congressional-investigations-into-dajaz1com-censorship-begin.shtml
 Stop Online Piracy Act: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:
 PROTECT IP Act: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.968:
 shut down more than 150 websites: http://www.pcworld.com/article/245045/feds_celebrate_cyber_monday_with_crackdown_on_counterfeiters.html?tk=rel_news
 serious threats to freedom of speech and expression and raise security concerns: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/12/online-piracy-and-sopa-beware-of-unintended-consequences
 Americans should understand whats at stake: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/
 arguably a violation of the First Amendment: http://c4sif.org/2011/12/tribe-sopa-is-unconstitutional/
 most glaring security problem with SOPA is the damage it would cause to DNSSEC: http://volokh.com/2011/12/14/sopa-rope-a-dope/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+volokh%2Fmainfeed+%28The+Volokh+Conspiracy%29
 look at alternatives: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/198135-issa-wyden-unveil-competing-online-piracy-bill
 relying on secret facilities and an expanded drone program: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/under-obama-an-emerging-global-apparatus-for-drone-killing/2011/12/13/gIQANPdILP_story.html?hpid=z1
 raise the U.S. borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/201407-obama-will-ask-congress-to-raise-debt-ceiling-by-12b
 Irans navy chief threatened on Wednesday to block it off: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g24n7LzTwAtsbznj1JgvSYlgiWyw?docId=478bf3f7a1c44af8b512e533bba8134e
 Home prices in Americas largest cities fell in October: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-housing-prices-20111228,0,541656.story
 A new poll gives an answer that might surprise President Obama.: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/27/how-would-americans-help-economy-less-government/
SOPA is losing steam, Internet censorship may not become law
Epic Fail: Lawmakers Support SOPA While Staffers Download Illegal Files
An alternative to Go Daddy.
Cloud Computing Company Centuric Offers Reduced $3.99 Transfer Fees on Domain Registration
Why We Must Stop SOPA
Several valuable links.
Thank you very much! Please pay heed to Jim’s post #2.
Ping and pass it along, please.
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Thank you very much, abb! You’re all over this important issue. Superb research and links! GOOD on you!!!
The 1520 version of SOPA.
Exsurge Domine is a papal bull issued on 15 June 1520 by Pope Leo X in response to the teachings of Martin Luther in his 95 theses and subsequent writings which opposed the views of the papacy. The Latin title Exsurge Domine is translated into English as Arise, O Lord.
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I thought it was strange that GoDaddy called a few days ago.The woman said I had just renewed the website and asked me about the Domain name and if I wanted to move it to them.I said no.
I was not there.........i am not a Professor of History...but it seems to me that we are at the same point as the American Colonists were when the King was infringing on the liberties of the Colonists. HMMMMMMMMMMM
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