As America is being dismantled, piece by agonizing piece, one waits for God, Mother Earth or the committee of dolphins who started this paradise that we’ve allowed psychopath’s and non-humans to turn into a shit hole, to intervene, and let upon the land their breath of finality to the insanity that grows each day.
The House Votes in Favor of Disastrous Copyright Bill – via activistpost.com
Stay reading dear children, as this heap of dung that the House voted today in favor of (406-10) will end you reading any offerings from this disastrous website, and will possibly keep you on the sidelines from posting the latest meanderings of your mind on your website.
The House of Representatives has just voted in favor of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) by 410-6 (with 16 members not voting), moving forward a bill that Congress has had no hearings and no debates on so far this session.
The CASE Act creates a new body in the Copyright Office which will receive copyright complaints, notify the person being sued, and then decide if money is owed and how much. This new Copyright Claims Board will be able to fine people up to $30,000 per proceeding. Worse, if you get one of these notices (maybe an email, maybe a letter—the law actually does not specify) and accidentally ignore it, you’re on the hook for the money with a very limited ability to appeal. $30,000 could bankrupt or otherwise ruin the lives of many Americans.
What is this f**kery?
What the CASE Act Does and Why it is a Disaster for Internet Users
The CASE Act creates a new tribunal separate from the federal judiciary (this is part of the constitutional problem) and places it within the Copyright Office. This agency has a sad history of industry capture, and often takes its cues from major content companies as opposed to average Americans. The new tribunals will receive complaints from rightsholders (anyone that has taken a photo, video, or written something) and will issue a “notice” to the party being sued.
The CASE Act Radically Changes Copyright Law
One of the most disastrous changes to copyright law the bill creates is granting huge statutory damages to copyright owners who haven’t even registered their works. Under current law, if you copy a work that isn’t registered—meaning, the vast majority of things that are shared by users every single day—you’re only on the hook for the copyright owner’s actual economic loss. This is called “actual damages,” and very often, it’s $0. Under CASE, however, every copyrighted work will automatically eligible for $30,000 in damages—whether or not the owner has bothered to register it.
Under current law, when I take a photo of my kids and someone shares it without my permission, the most I can sue them for is nearly always $0. The CASE Act is a radical departure from this sensible rule. If it passes, sharing most of what you see online—photos, videos, writings, and other works—means risking crippling liability. – via eff.org
No wonder the House of Representative passed this piece of shit legislation with an overwhelming majority. You being informed of their chicanery will be deep-sixed into the cosmic dump. Just what they want.
You expressing a voice outside what the corporate a-holes approve…well, forget about it.
You seeking the truth…just continue to do what Americans do best – bury your head up your arse and don’t question.
Of course, there is something you can do about this – at the very least add some resistance to this f**kery…
Even though the House has passed the CASE Act, we can still stop it in the Senate. Tell your Senators to vote “no” on the CASE Act.
Or not…I mean, don’t we all want the Internet reduced to cute kitten videos, or videos admonishing us that if we don’t submit to whatever f**kery these demons conjure up, resisting their madness of the matrix they willingly cast us into, that our only choice left for us is to join, or slowly die?
Tis the madness we willingly bend over for.
“Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.” ―
Tonight’s musical offering:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 – 4th Movement (final moments) – Barenboim/West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
“What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.” – Ludwig van Beethoven – Letter to Prince Karl Lichnowsky, 1806