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Loonie Legislators and that Wacky Webernet Thingo

John Willoughby's Avatar Picture John Willoughby – December 31, 2007 10:13PM Reply Quote
The topic that just keeps on giving.

ARL (Moderator) – February 21, 2012 10:40PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
This is a bit late, but this is the most awesome anti-SOPA ad ever

http://theoatmeal.com/sopa

John Willoughby – February 29, 2012 11:26AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!

ARL (Moderator) – February 29, 2012 01:15PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Lemme get this straight, any ".com" domain name can now be seized by the US if they feel like it? Awesome.

El Jeffe – February 29, 2012 01:50PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
seems to be that way, in not more, for about year now. lovely.

John Willoughby – February 29, 2012 02:12PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I cannot believe that the Orwellian power which is destined to destroy individual freedoms is all driven by copyright.

Cloudscout – February 29, 2012 09:18PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Not just copyright. Patents are just as evil.

tliet – February 29, 2012 09:57PM Reply Quote
Not to mention kiddieporn when all else fails to stick.

John Willoughby – March 01, 2012 05:34AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
The patent system is totally screwed up, I agree, but it isn't impacting my civil rights the way that the music and movie people are.

ddt – March 01, 2012 06:38AM Reply Quote
Just for fun, look up the STACHE Act, recently introduced here in the States.

ddt

James DeBenedetti – March 01, 2012 08:15AM Reply Quote

The US created the .com TLD. If foreign websites don't want to be subject to US laws, they should use a foreign controlled one (e.g., "co.uk").

John Willoughby – March 01, 2012 09:05AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Why can a Canadian registrar handle it, then?

James DeBenedetti – March 01, 2012 09:45AM Reply Quote
Because ICANN, under contract from the US Department of Commerce, allows hundreds of firms throughout the world to be domain name registrars.

John Willoughby – March 01, 2012 11:03AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I didn't mean the bureaucracy of it. It just seems that if use of the standard TLD's constitutes submission to US law, this is something that should be administered directly by the Department of Justice. It will be interesting to see if domains like .co.uk will remain untouchable to US law enforcement. I mean, we have already had the copyright folks try to purge DNS of foreign websites carrying contents that they don't want people to access. How much longer before Homeland Security asserts a need to shut down access to sites overseas? Too many of our legislators believe that the internet is American and that it is not important to essential freedoms.

johnny k – March 01, 2012 11:59AM Reply Quote
Speaking of Homeland Security, http://gmancasefile.blogspot.com/2012/01/tsa-fail.html (did I get this from Mokers?):

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Yet TSA has spent approximately $60 billion since 2002 and now has over 65,000 employees, more than the Department of State, more than the Department of Energy, more than the Department of Labor, more than the Department of Education, more than the Department of Housing and Urban Development---combined.

James DeBenedetti – March 01, 2012 01:25PM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby
It just seems that if use of the standard TLD's constitutes submission to US law, this is something that should be administered directly by the Department of Justice.

Umm... what? You want the DOJ to run the TLD registration system?

El Jeffe – March 01, 2012 01:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Government can't NOT desire to be all powerful. Over time. Or so it seems.

http://tinyurl.com/6qzxyc3



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johnny k
Speaking of Homeland Security, http://gmancasefile.blogspot.com/2012/01/tsa-fail.html (did I get this from Mokers?):

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Yet TSA has spent approximately $60 billion since 2002 and now has over 65,000 employees, more than the Department of State, more than the Department of Energy, more than the Department of Labor, more than the Department of Education, more than the Department of Housing and Urban Development---combined.

John Willoughby – March 01, 2012 01:43PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Shirriffs by any other name... will still end up working for Sharkey.

ARL (Moderator) – March 01, 2012 04:25PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
Shirriffs by any other name... will still end up working for Sharkey.

Heh. Only you could manage to work an obscure LOTR reference into a discussion about domain names...

ddt – March 01, 2012 04:39PM Reply Quote
It's Sharkey's Day today.

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – April 03, 2012 04:25PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Copyright prevents Development Applications being available on local council websites. Awesome, now I have to be psychic that a DA for, say, an abbatoir & high density feedlot will be built next to me and then I can physically go to council offices and "view" (not copy) the DA.

Nice.

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