If you thought SOPA and ACTA were the end of Copyright fraud BS legislation you are wrong… Enter TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This is like SOPA X10. The treaty is secretly being discussed among certain countries, including US and Canada. No one knows the entire text of it. It’s being done in secret. But a leak revealed that BS copyright infringement Censorship is part of it. Not only does it demand that ISPS shut down any site that “allegedly” infringes, it requires “internet incendiaries” (without even saying what these are) to shut down anyone’s access if they repeatedly commit alleged copyright infringement. It also requires the internet to be filtered for any “alleged” copyright infringement, therefore possibly censoring the following material, which all could be seen as copyright infringing:
-Actual Copyright infringement themed sites, aka Warez, etc. Shut down. But they deserve it so moving on.
-Any site that could allow people to post infringing material, facebook, youtube, blogs, etc. Youtube, facebook, Blogs
-Any and all video game modding sites.
-Any and all file hosting sites, 4shared, the late megaupload, dropbox, filefront, any of the video gaming related file upload sites such as 3dgamers archive, atomic gamer, etc, any of them! ALL SHUT DOWN. No more gaming files online, ANYWHERE, for people in any of these countries.
-Any Site that posts music, such as soundcloud, reverbnation, youtube, etc. Already soundcloud made the do not advertise on list of a big advertising site, for being a “piracy” related site, so did every single file hosting site I mentioned here and many more, INCLUDING Several gaming related ones.
-Any site that post lets plays of video games. The right to display a game is a copyright issue. Many lets plays get taken down by alleged copyright infringement claims on youtube. Some are fraudulent but some probably are not. I absolutely love lets plays and if this bill gets passed then lets plays WILL be targeted next.
-Any site that allows “legal” mp3 downloads, Itunes, Amazon Mp3. Don’t tell me the copyright moguls won’t use this to shut them down too. I am calling it. Amazon SHUT down due to this. The entire site would go, not JUST the mp3 portion. No more amazon.
What is left not on this list. Just news sites. Really. That’s it.
But that’s just the tip of this pathetic shit covered iceberg of a law..
Besides having to filter “possible” or “alleged” infringing sites, the ISPS also have to block them and copyright holders also have to be told about any site that is allegedly infringing on their copyright. Already dozens of idiots on youtube are abusing the ContentID system to claim they own copyright on anything they want, without proof. Imagine how much that will increase after this. Pretty much any site online could be taken down for ANY reason just for an ALLEGATION of an infringement by someone who Might not even OWN the copyright! I highly suggest that anyone who is into any of the above to visit EFF and click the take action button so that your REP’s and Senators know about this… I already have… The copyright moguls have already successfully shut down megaupload (Without SOPA) and the Files I UPLOADED THERE for my modding blog, something I am VERY Pissed off about. I had LEGAL, Non Infringing files uploaded to megaupload because it was the only site that would host bigger files. He decided my files needed to be shut down. None of my files were infringing. All they were video game mods. I lost them all due to this BS. Imagine of ALL the gaming archives get shut down due to “infringement”. EVERY SINGLE GAMING related file would be deleted. ALL of them. No more patches. No more mods. No more skins, no more editing tools. Thousands of addon maps ALL GONE, nevermind all the mp3 download sites, music sharing sites, file upload sites such as 4shared, all the lets plays. THIS is the future that is coming if people don’t stand up to this. This could potentially Destroy 99% of what is cool about the net. Seriously. All of the following sites would be removed if this is not seriously attacked like SOPA was. People talking to their REPS should be really important if you like any of these sites:
ANY and All of the following gaming sites:
Func-Messgboard (look it up)
Planet Deus Ex
The Admirals Command Chamber
Underworldfans quake review site
The treaty is being negotiated by the Executive branches of the countries without the Congress getting involved. It’s really important that fans of any of the sites listed above Contact their REPS about this. This is a SERIOUS breach of due process, civil rights and internet freedom. The more I see the copyright moguls do this the more I want to puke as I see America turn into a Communist state.
Now to change the subject for a second, to anyone who is anti-censorship, my previous posts (this one, this one, and this one) on the 1999 Anti-Doom Article BS goes into How the media lies get propagated to the extreme to fuel censorship. In particular one News Article after Columbine dared to claim Harris made a doom mod that allowed him and another shooter to practice in, all with features Doom Could not do then. I am bringing this up because even though I wrote the articles 2 months ago, they still have yet to get really noticed. I highly suggest you read them as well.
- Hey Hollywood, forget SOPA, ACTA & TPP. Embrace Netflix instead (gigaom.com)
- LEAKED! TPP: the Son of ACTA will oblige America and other countries to throw out privacy, free speech and due process for easier copyright enforcement (boingboing.net)
- State of the Web: Will U.S. Internet users rally against the TPP? Not likely (digitaltrends.com)
- TPP Creates Legal Incentives For ISPs To Police The Internet. What Is At Risk? Your Rights. (eff.org)
- Trans Pacific Partnership: SOPA through the back door? (ivpn.net)
- Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You’ve Never Heard Of [Infographic] (readwriteweb.com)
- Tech at Night: FCC gets it wrong by pushing an agenda in its 706 Report (redstate.com)
- TPP Leak Shows That The U.S. Wants To Restrict Fair Use (webpronews.com)
- Exit ACTA, Enter TPP (spicyipindia.blogspot.com)
- Opinion: Being Against the TPP Doesn’t Mean You’re Against Free Trade (zeropaid.com)