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What is Jim Hood’s plan for the Internet?

Mississippi AG Jim Hood says he wants a list of sites that search engines and ISPs would be legally required to block. Who makes the list? Well, leaked emails show Hood is working for the MPAA, the lobby that brought us the Internet censorship bill SOPA. His own legal filings were written by MPAA lawyers!

Hood’s office number is: 1-601-359-3680. Call him now, or sign the petition below. When you call, say: “I have a message for Jim Hood. Stop working with movie executives to censor America’s Internet”.

Go here to sign this letter to Jim Hood!

We need a: Protect America from Congress Act

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 Marti Oakley Copyright 2012

 

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I believe it is time that we, the public, wrote our own legislation and called it The Protect America from Congress Act (PACA).  In  light of all the legislation that has been passed by both Democrats and Republicans in the last 14 years, most of which flies in the face of the Constitution and civil rights we need to act to defend ourselves from what is obviously the greatest threat we face as a nation. The onslaught of unconstitutional pieces of  legislation that have cost us our freedom, privacy and liberty is a clear indicator that our greatest enemy is housed in the District of Criminals.

I don’t know about any of you, but I am so sick of these politicians and their in-your-face assaults on the constitution.  I am not afraid of some rogue terrorist.  I refuse to live in fear of some unknown, unidentifiable, undefinable terrorist threat, especially as we bomb our way around the globe.  As paranoid as our own government has become I have no doubt the “fears” they express are probably borne of some conspiracy theory one or some of them verbalized.  I fully expect to see both houses of congress assembled in the near future, all of them sporting tin foil hats and taking turns trying to spot UFO’s from Iran, while so-called [intelligence] agencies fabricate one conspiracy theory after another!

We said No!

Its an amazing thing to see Lemar Smith roll out another new internet takeover bill.  Apparently, 10-13 million of us screaming “NO!” didn’t sink in to Mr. Smith’s way of thinking.  I think it would be worth our while to find out how much money Mr. Smith stands to make on possible insider trading should this latest assault on freedom of speech become another voidable corporate code.  It might also be interesting to determine who actually wrote the bill that Smith is now schlepping around the District of Criminals.  You know damn well he didn’t write it.  So who did? And who is it that stands to benefit most from this rotten deal?  And, how much does he himself stand to profit on possible insider trading deals based on the position and possible passage of this bill? More

Open Letter to Senator Franken Re: S:968

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Marti Oakley


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Dear Senator Franken:

I received your reply to my objection to SOPA and PIPA, and have noted that either you have been totally misled about online piracy, or have intentionally misrepresented the issue at hand.

Contrary to your letter, something has already been done to protect copyright infringement.  They call it the TRIPS agreement.  There are 185 member states.  I think that’s just about everyone. 

This agreement is used by corporations and individuals worldwide to protect every thing from fictitious patents from Monsanto and other bio-pirates that claim a new life form has been created, to musical compositions, literary works, creative arts, traditional knowledge, inventions of all kinds, seeds, gene splicing, hybridization of animals, scientific papers and dissertations and theory, mechanical design, fluid designs, poetry, books, surveillance methodologies, movies and other theatrical creations, etc..

You get the picture.  Everything that SOPA and PIPA claim they would cover is already covered in the TRIPS agreement, including trademarks, with the appropriate enforcement included.

From your letter:

“Right now, a company has no way to enforce its rights if it finds that its products are being pirated or counterfeited on a website hosted overseas. The PROTECT IP Act was designed to give the Attorney General and private companies a way to cut off the flow of money to these foreign sites. We can’t force those sites to stop infringing our copyrights and trademarks because they’re not subject to our courts, but we can make sure they don’t make money in the process.” [end quote]

Wrong  Senator!  They have the TRIPS agreement and god only knows how many other agreements, rules, regulations, harmonization agreements, etc., that we don’t even know about….yet.   Surely we have some economy killing trade agreement with these countries that allow the infringing that could be used for leverage. More

Google: Enough with the surveillance

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Marti Oakley

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Google has announced that as of March 1, 2012, they will have full integration of more than 60 Apps that cover all aspects of Google on the net. Marketing their email service as being more “intuitive” might give some of us the warm fuzzies but too many of us know that intuitive is simply another of those handy-dandy word swaps used to manipulate your thinking about an issue or item. “Intuitive” simply means that Google is surreptitiously scanning and recording your mail which turns out to be “surveillance” and not intuition.

To participate in a poll asking if you will cancel your google accounts conducted by the Washington Post go HERE!

Google is not the only internet service that is using or moving to these applications, but they are by far the most malignant. To deactivate any gmail accounts go HERE!

As it is, we do not use Google search or homepage. We will be shutting down all gmail accounts by the middle of February, 2012.

The intuitiveness that gmail refers to is the scanning of your incoming and outgoing communications to determine what your interests are, where you might be going, where you might be located, what your schedule might be and who all you are communicating with. This information is not only used to direct advertising to you whether you want it or not, (and who does?) but also is recorded and handed over to government spy agencies. Political interests and beliefs, religious interests, social groups you belong to, all of your contacts and of course all those “friends” on Facebook are handed over right along with your personal communications. More

In Less than 24 Hours Congress Could Vote to Change the Internet Forever

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Source: The Intel Hub

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Tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee is going to vote on H.R.3261, the Stop Online Privacy Act, or SOPA for short. As I have previously outlined, this legislation would destroy the internet as we know it and severely impinge on free speech and the spread of information.

If this passes committee, which all indications say it likely will, it could be voted on by the whole of the House of Representatives at any time.

Individuals and corporations both large and small are stepping up to fight back against the draconian SOPA legislation and the Senate’s sister legislation, the PROTECT IP Act.

However, there is a significant lobby that is pushing back against the tide of freedom and liberty in an attempt to severely restrict the internet.

As the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pointed out in a Congressional hearing, SOPA will restrict non-infringing online content right along with the infringing content the bill is supposedly aimed at combating.

“By contemplating an order that effectively bars others from gaining access to both infringing and non-infringing content, the proposed statute goes beyond appropriate First Amendment free speech protections,” the ACLU said.

The wildly restrictive SOPA legislation would essentially make it impossible for some of the largest websites on the internet to operate in any way that is remotely familiar to the climate we have known.

Any social media website that allows users to freely post content could be shut down at any time if any infringing content is posted on the site.

This means that all of YouTube, all of Twitter, all of Facebook, all free blog hosts, etc. could be forced to close down if a single individual posts infringing content.

This is China-style internet censorship on steroids; it is so astoundingly oppressive that there has been a blatant disinformation war waged against those who seek to keep the internet free.

However, little bits of truth sneak out here and there, with Chris Dodd, head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and former Senator, letting out a shocking admission which gives a glimpse into the minds of those who support the destruction of one of the last vestiges of true freedom in America.

“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites,” Dodd said.

A similar sentiment was echoed by Senator Joe Lieberman last year when he was promoting his so-called “internet kill switch” legislation.

“Right now, China – the government – can disconnect parts of its internet in a case of war. We need to have that here too,” Lieberman said at the time. READ MORE

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