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On 11/27/2011 03:29 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> As per Rons link - I'd just like to comment on this
> <> IP Act. Like you, I believe that consumers should have access to a
> vibrant and innovative online community to discuss their ideas and
> opinions. At the same time, we must not let the internet become a
> haven for intellectual property thieves.>>
> Why not? Do we make the MTA responsible for Muggings and shut it
> down? Why does the Internet have to be burdened with a stifling
> amount of oversite and policing to protect a stupid little business
> segment like the Record Companies.
> If the record Companies die and the Internet flurishes, we'd all be
> better off and we would create a large number of jobs.
> <> clear.>>
> The threat to the internet by the IP owners is more clear. It is
> completely unclear what possible threat the internet is to the IP owners.
> <> theft costs our nation about $58 billion in lost output, 373,375 in
> lost jobs, and $16 billion in lost employee earnings. These numbers
> present an unacceptable burden to US businesses. In addition,
> companies may be less likely to innovate because their products may be
> stolen by intellectual property pirates, creating a drag on the US
> economy. The PROTECT IP Act addresses the problem of intellectual
> property theft online, but it also contains important due process
> protections to ensure that legal activity over the internet is not
> This is not only a very small amount of business, (Lipitor Sales for
> Pfizer last year in the US was 14 BILLION alone), but it is also a LIE.
> The real threat to the economy, and the NY economy specifically, is
> that your stupid bill, if it becomes law, with cause Google to close
> shop and go overseas where they can't be blamed for every damn users
> actions on earth and can do their business freely.
> << As you may know, the PROTECT IP Act would allow the Department of
> Justice to file a claim against a website that 1) has no significant
> purpose other than engaging in or facilitating copyright infringement,
> circumventing technology controlling access to copyrighted works, or
> selling or promoting counterfeit goods or services; or (2) is
> designed, operated, or marketed and used to engage in such activities.
> A judge would have to find that a website is intentionally violating
> intellectual property rights of an American entity before he could
> issue an order against that site. I believe PROTECT IP Act would
> provide law enforcement and intellectual property holders additional
> tools to protect American intellectual property from websites while
> still ensuring the constitutionally protected rights of free speech
> and due process.>>
> No - it provides the Music and Movie industry and unfair legal tool to
> sue large tech companies which are 1000x larger and employ thousands
> of more people, into bankruptcy for NO BENEFIT to the public. The
> only benefit of this bill is that it protects the BRIBES you take from
> the MPAA as campaign contributions and I HATE THIS.
> << The PROTECT IP Act currently is awaiting action on the floor of the
> Senate, and I will continue to monitor this bill as it moves through
> the Senate. Thank you for contacting me on this important issue.
> Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can ever be of
> assistance to you on this, or any other matter. Sincerely, Charles
> E. Schumer United States Senator>>
> We MUST GET RID OF YOU if you want this BILL.