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Thread: FST was good while it lasted, 'Senate Committee Passes Bill To Quash Pirate Websites'

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    the U.S. Senate’s Judicial Committee unanimously passed the controversial ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ today, a bill that could be used to crack down on many BitTorrent sites and other file-sharing platforms. The bill would give the Department of Justice the unprecedented power to take over domain names of websites that are deemed to facilitate copyright infringement. As was demonstrated earlier this year, taking the domains of suspected sites has proven to be a highly effective tool to shut down sites that are considered illegal. In September, a group of U.S. senators proposed legislation to make this a standard procedure, and today the Senate’s Judicial Committee unanimously supported the bill.
    Before it becomes law the bill will have to be approved by the Senate and Congress, which has to happen quickly because a new Congress will be seated in January.
    If signed into law, the ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ (COICA) would allow the Department of Justice to file a civil lawsuit against the domain owners. If the courts then decide that a site is indeed promoting copyright infringement, the DOJ can order the domain registrar to take the domain offline. The bill is not limited to domestics offenders, but also allows the DOJ to target foreign domain owners.
    The targets of the bill could possibly include many BitTorrent sites. Last week both the MPAA and RIAA submitted their wishlists of “rogue websites” that should be taken care of, and these included The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, Demonoid and other popular torrent sites.
    Although none of the operators of these sites will be happy with the new legislation, Demonoid has been opposing COICA in public, asking its members to take action.
    “If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US,” a message on the Demonoid homepage reads.
    Aside from classic ‘pirate’ websites, the bill also conveniently provides an effective backdoor to take the whistleblower site Wikileaks offline, or its domain at least. After all, Wikileaks has posted thousands of files that are owned by the United States.
    If the bill is accepted it will change the Internet and how domain names are controlled for good. Thus far, no central government has the power to take over domains. This power belongs exclusively to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    Over the last weeks, several digital rights groups including the EFF have voiced their concerns over the new legislation, calling it an “unconstitutional restriction on freedom of speech and a threat to innovation” and claiming it “would break the Internet.”
    The protests and opposition are expected to continue during the next weeks, but meanwhile the RIAA and MPAA are applauding the Government’s actions.


    http://torrentfreak.com/senate-passe...bsites-101118/


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    FST isn't going anywhere. You should be more alarmed that your government is stealing you from some constitutionally acquired rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabalo View Post
    FST isn't going anywhere. You should be more alarmed that your government is stealing you from some constitutionally acquired rights.
    dude, wtf am i gonna do... go all che garvra on them?!?.... this nation is nothing but zombies living in a fantasy who will do whatever tv tells them.... personally if this passed an no action was taken by the masses then that's a green light that government cant start imprinting bar-codes on ever-ones forehead.... yea dude fuck the USA and I am saving money and getting my experience so i can leave this shit hole

    you think our government will respond to talk or protests? NO they wont, look at our police, every cop that works in every city in America does not live in the city they work in so they wont feel bad about beating the shit of us.... our jails are controlled by people who out to be in psychiatry wards, and cali voted in the terminator for governor which he has fucked everyone so bad that most state workers took a pay cut and work at least 4 days a month for free...... i asked one why dont they protest this legal slavery and she gave me that attitude that she couldn't do nothing about it................. thats how everyone feels here they are FUCKIN STUPID.

    IF jesus were to come to earth people in america would prob give him a TV show....

    you know usa locks up drug addicts with murders, and were does most of the legal opium gets made into drugs for??? USA.... everyone here is a legal fuckin junkie but doesn't have the mental capacity to understand why its wrong to lock up someone for having a bag of weed.... fat lazy worthlessly smug f*gg*t muther fuckers.... i live here and i still hate everyone, i dont blame the world for talking shit out america.
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    Is that the weed talking JustDose?It is ok.Just drink some milk and all will be normal again.And stop listening to alex jones's radio show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDOSE View Post
    fst was good while it lasted
    And it will remain good, since just talking about filesharing doesn't make it a "pirate Web site".

    At most, the only thing that may give this forum trouble are the NZBs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-sbi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustDOSE View Post
    fst was good while it lasted
    And it will remain good.
    Obviously while you write you don't read a lot.
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    My choice of words wasn't the best, true...
    "Come visit sometime, okay? We'll always be here for you. We... we all love you."

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    Still if some thing does happen FST can be hosted from other country right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-sbi View Post
    At most, the only thing that may give this forum trouble are the NZBs.
    I've put too much work into the nzb section to lose it now...
    Maybe we can move hosting to some pirate-neutral country.

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