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DATE 2011-12-16
FROM Ruben Safir
SUBJECT Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] What a Pig sounds like when it talks
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For Immediate Release
December 14, 2011
Contact: Kim Smith Hicks, 202-225-3951

Smith: Critics Continue to Spread Lies about SOPA

Washington, D.C. . Chairman Smith responded today to a letter that
appeared in several newspapers from founders of Internet companies like
Google, Twitter, and eBay regarding criticisms of the Stop Online Piracy
Act. Many of the claims in the letter are erroneous and simply restate
concerns that were actually addressed by the manager.s amendment
released on Monday.

Chairman Smith: .It.s disappointing that some critics of the Stop Online
Piracy Act do not understand what the bill actually does. The manager.s
amendment introduced earlier this week narrows the scope of the bill to
ensure that it only applies to foreign rogue websites. The bill defines
rogue sites as foreign websites primarily dedicated to the sale and
distribution of illegal or infringing material or foreign websites that
market themselves as websites primarily dedicated to illegal or
infringing activity. Lawful companies and websites like Google,
Twitter, Yahoo and Facebook have nothing to worry about under this bill.

.Unfortunately, that has not stopped some of the bill.s critics from
spreading lies about the legislation in an attempt to stall efforts by
Congress to combat foreign rogue websites. Companies like Google have
made billions by working with and promoting foreign rogue websites so
they have a vested interest in preventing Congress from stopping rogue
sites.

.In August, Google paid half a billion dollars to settle a criminal case
because of the search engine giant.s active promotion of foreign rogue
pharmacies that sold counterfeit and illegal drugs to U.S. patients.
Their opposition to this legislation is self-serving since they profit
from doing business with rogue sites that steal and sell America.s
intellectual property.

.American intellectual property industries provide 19 million
high-paying jobs to the U.S. economy and account for more than 60
percent of U.S. exports. Congress cannot stand by and do nothing while
some of America.s most profitable and productive industries are under
attack..

Background information on the Stop Online Piracy Act:

The Stop Online Piracy Act targets foreign web sites that steal and sell
America.s intellectual property and keep the profits for themselves.
The manager.s amendment, introduced on Monday, addresses technical
concerns with the first draft of the bill and is the result of
conservations with additional stakeholders like Facebook and Microsoft.
The bill takes legitimate concerns into consideration, while still
providing strong tools to fight foreign rogue sites. The manager.s
amendment improves the legislation, increases industry support, and
ensures the protection of American innovation and jobs.

Specifically, the manager.s amendment: >

Clarifies that provisions of the bill apply only to foreign rogue
websites.

Removes language that would have required redirection when users try
to access an unlawful site.

Includes a savings clause that disallows a court from issuing an
order that would harm DNS.

Makes sure that service providers have the ability to determine
the best method to ensure compliance and prohibits courts from imposing
any additional obligations on service providers.

Commissions an inter-agency expert study on any impact of the
bill.s remedies on the DNS.

Makes clear that in an action by the Attorney General, service
providers will not be required to block subdomains.

Narrows definitions in the bill.

Narrows the definition of rogue websites dedicated to illegal or
infringing activity to ensure that monitoring is not required.

Narrows the definition of search engines to clarify that only
services that operate primarily as search engines are covered, not
search functions on other services or services powered by third parties.

Narrows the definition of payment processors to ensure that
banks and credit unions are not included as such.

Narrows the definition of advertising networks to clarify that
the bill covers entities directly involved in serving ads to foreign
rogue websites.

Removes the .voluntary notice. section for rights holders. This
means rights holders are no longer required to provide notice to payment
processors and advertising networks as a precondition to seeking
judicial relief. Victims of IP theft will continue to use current
voluntary market-based systems to address counterfeiting and piracy.
The bill maintains immunity for financial institutions and online ad
service providers.

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  1. 2011-12-01 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Ron Call me
  2. 2011-12-01 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Charter
  3. 2011-12-01 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Ten Reasons - Nothing has changed
  4. 2011-12-03 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [conspire] Lessons from CarrierIQ
  5. 2011-12-03 einker <eminker-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [conspire] Lessons from CarrierIQ
  6. 2011-12-03 einker <eminker-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [conspire] Lessons from CarrierIQ
  7. 2011-12-05 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Lessons from CarrierIQ (was: Mashable - The Social Media Guide)
  8. 2011-12-05 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Call me also please
  9. 2011-12-05 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [nylug-talk] Tuesday 6 December 2011 NYLUG: General Meeting
  10. 2011-12-05 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] NYLUG tomorrow
  11. 2011-12-06 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Party like a Pirate!!
  12. 2011-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Shout Out!!
  13. 2011-12-07 Michael L Richardson <mlr52-at-michaellrichardson.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Shout Out!!
  14. 2011-12-07 Michael L Richardson <mlr52-at-michaellrichardson.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Shout Out!!
  15. 2011-12-07 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Shout Out!!
  16. 2011-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  17. 2011-12-07 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  18. 2011-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  19. 2011-12-07 Robert Menes <viewtiful.icchan-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  20. 2011-12-07 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  21. 2011-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  22. 2011-12-07 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  23. 2011-12-07 Robert Menes <viewtiful.icchan-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Pearl Harbor
  24. 2011-12-08 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] New Linux Tends
  25. 2011-12-08 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Eh
  26. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Linux Pinup girls
  27. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Security Updates for older suse dstros
  28. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] 3d Printing
  29. 2011-12-09 einker <eminker-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Eh
  30. 2011-12-09 einker <eminker-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Eh
  31. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Eh
  32. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Eh
  33. 2011-12-09 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] GNU in Medicine
  34. 2011-12-14 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Linux Job Market
  35. 2011-12-14 Redpill <redpill-at-rcn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Linux Job Market
  36. 2011-12-14 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Linux Job Market
  37. 2011-12-14 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  38. 2011-12-14 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  39. 2011-12-14 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  40. 2011-12-14 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  41. 2011-12-14 Kevin Mark <kevin.mark-at-verizon.net> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  42. 2011-12-15 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  43. 2011-12-15 Kevin Mark <kevin.mark-at-verizon.net> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  44. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [nylug-talk] collaboration platform for the charter
  45. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A simple perl script
  46. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Ip Wars
  47. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] IP Wars II
  48. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] IP Wars III
  49. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Yvette Clark Phone Number
  50. 2011-12-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fight Censorship
  51. 2011-12-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Get Rid of the Pigs Now
  52. 2011-12-16 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Get Rid of the Pigs Now
  53. 2011-12-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Stop it ALREADY!!
  54. 2011-12-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Get Rid of the Pigs Now
  55. 2011-12-16 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Get Rid of the Pigs Now
  56. 2011-12-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] What a Pig sounds like when it talks
  57. 2011-12-17 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: Re: [nylug-talk] What a Pig sounds like when it talks
  58. 2011-12-17 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: SOPA still scheduled for vote
  59. 2011-12-17 Elfen Magix <elfen_magix-at-yahoo.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: Re: [nylug-talk] What a Pig sounds like when it talks
  60. 2011-12-17 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] SOPA - The JOB DESTROYER
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  63. 2011-12-22 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Jan 17th NYLUG meeting
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  68. 2011-12-25 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Left-Right Alliance against SOPA
  69. 2011-12-26 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe it was SOPA
  70. 2011-12-26 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe it was SOPA
  71. 2011-12-26 Ruben Safir <ceo.brooklyn-at-gmail.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe it was SOPA
  72. 2011-12-27 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Tech Jobs in Brooklyn
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