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  • PIPA's Own Sponsors Backing Off Bill; Ask Senate To Hold Off On Voting [Updated!]

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 13 Jan, 2012 @ 04:42pm

    It is a step

    It is a step in the right direction I would have to agree with AC saying a lot of it is about Comcast implementing DNSSEC but I do feel that we as a community also gave them a lot to think about. I Think that we still need to keep after them the DNS implications are just a part of what is wrong with the bills. As Polis and Issa had said during the hearings if you feel that a court hearing before cutting off revenue is implicated whats their problem with making sure the language is in there so no confusion about it later.
    Both Bills need to be removed. Both the House and the Senate need to focus on counterfeiting in a bill with narrow and precise language.
    But then again that would make ICE do their jobs and stop bad goods at customs instead of sitting behind a desk surfing the net trying to find the next 84,000 sites they can destroy trying to mess with things they don't know.

    They then want to mess with infringment issues find but it needs to be done with no room for confusion and must done with proper DUE PROCESS in place.
    As long as there is any provisions that allow Legal sites (aka rapidshare and others) to be taken down because some or even most may/can/will miss use it will never be ok for me.

  • Desperation Of SOPA/PIPA Supporters On Display At CES

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 12 Jan, 2012 @ 02:15am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Damn I can't find a direct contact to her to thank her and her bunch for supporting a bill that will likely make me shut the doors on my distribution for my software so down down will go at least one business.

  • Firefighters For SOPA (Again): The Congressional Fire Services Institute Rehashes Cliches And Debunked Anecdotes

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 12 Jan, 2012 @ 01:14am

    needed a big check

    Apparently somebody needed some extra cash and had to buy cheap uncertified units. I see a few problems with this whole thing.
    1 Why the heck is the depart not researching who they buy their products from?
    2 When the AFD received the smoke alarms Why did they not test some of them? I mean come on is it not good business to test a certain percent of bulk buys?

  • As SOPA/PIPA Becomes Toxic, Frantic Congress Test Runs Dropping DNS Blocking Provisions

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 11 Jan, 2012 @ 10:57pm

    Wants to start same day

    Hmm is it just me or is it fishy that Smith want's to start the markup again on the same day as the House Oversight Committee hearings.
    Of course he does last thing he wants is Issa and Chaffetz in there speaking out with the ammunition the NERDS give them or their proposed amendments being brought to the table.
    Plan and simple he wants to avoid as much of the opposition as he can.

  • If SOPA's Main Target Is The Pirate Bay, It's Worth Pointing Out That ThePirateBay.org Is Immune From SOPA

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 11 Jan, 2012 @ 10:24pm

    Re:

    There would be a whole new global internet economy system.

  • Reddit Plans To Black Out Site For A Day To Protest SOPA/PIPA

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 11 Jan, 2012 @ 08:43pm

    Re: Re: Coordination

    Way to many consequences if Google shut down but I do think they should add a banner above search results. Something that will be really noticeable but not interfere with the use of the site.

  • Why Johnny Can't Read Any New Public Domain Books In The US: Because Nothing New Entered The Public Domain

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 04 Jan, 2012 @ 10:58am

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    Can't do that the computers on the Hill would all be broken.

  • New Year's Message: From Optimism And Innovation… To The Power To Make A Difference

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 10:13pm

    Done a great job here thanks for all the hard work and input being spread around here.
    Thanks all that post at Techdirt.

  • Candidates Starting To Turn SOPA Into A Campaign Issue: Karen Kwiatkowski Goes After Bob Goodlatte

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 06:22pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    yes I have succeeded in inspiring someone.

    I love that article hope many people work with ICE this way :)

  • Candidates Starting To Turn SOPA Into A Campaign Issue: Karen Kwiatkowski Goes After Bob Goodlatte

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 06:07pm

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    So proud of this troll he has imagination.

    We are now communist space traveling pirates that worship the devil.

    Cool concept you should copyright that so I can infringe on it.

  • Candidates Starting To Turn SOPA Into A Campaign Issue: Karen Kwiatkowski Goes After Bob Goodlatte

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 03:49pm

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    Since all that hate these bills because of the many reasons that have been stated time and time again that have nothing to do with piracy are pirates.
    Why don't you censor yourself off this site here is how then you will not have to talk to any of us pirates again!

    It is simple go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc in that location there is a file called hosts right click it click the edit and at the very bottom of that put
    127.0.0.1 techdirt.com
    127.0.0.1 www.techdirt.com
    and save

  • Verizon Wireless: Paying Online Is More Convenient, So Now You Have To Pay $2 To Do So [Updated]

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 03:29pm

    Re:

    Well where the hell is your post that was faster?
    Just got to LOVE the AC's that do everything they can to discredit or belittle Mike.
    If they hate him so damn much why are they here day in and day out?

    \Don't like what someone writes DON'T READ IT

    I hope that this will help those of you who hate what TechDirt has to say but find it hard not to come back and belittle the writers and other grateful users.

    It is simple go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc in that location there is a file called hosts right click it click the edit and at the very bottom of that put
    127.0.0.1 techdirt.com
    127.0.0.1 www.techdirt.com
    and save
    you will never have to read another article from techdirt again.

  • US Box Office Revenue Finally Drops; But Not Because Of Infringement

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 01:56pm

    Re: Piracy & Box Office don't really compete

    I agree who would waste time on a CAM or Telsync those that would never buy the movie anyways.

    Here is my Idea to fight against the DVD pirates again.

    Heck how about the movie bigwigs put together there own Netflix type experience wait a month or two after theater release and put out reasonably priced streaming I would be a heck of a lot more willing to pay that than I am to sit in a theater.
    Oh and wait chance to have paid stream to see a film in high quality before the ripped DVDs hits the streets hmmm might just slow down piracy a bit. I know it won't stop it but I am willing to bet it would be a step towards fighting it.

  • US Box Office Revenue Finally Drops; But Not Because Of Infringement

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 30 Dec, 2011 @ 01:23pm

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    Ticket prices are not too high. Ticket prices are only up 30% in a decade, and that includes the surcharge on 3D movies (without it, you are looking at less than 20%). It would be much more valid to say that the price of gas or parking might be drivers - but ticket prices are up much less than inflation.
    It goes back to point #2. If you think that an average $8 ticket is too expensive, the theater owners have to come up with way to make the money somehow. Those buildings aren't free to own, you know!

    Well the last time I went it was just me and my wife cost $28 (and not a 3D movie either) to get in and $24 for two drinks and a bucket of popcorn. Seats suck can't piss, get a refill without missing anything or disturbing others. Plain and simply not worth the time or money for a shitty experience.
    Inflation is up in a lot of thing I agree and yet the people are not doing so well so have to cut parts out and sorry to say movies is always first on my list of things to say bye bye too. Went once last year and probably won't go at all this year. I as many others will sit back and wait till Netflix either get it or Redbox copy and have a way better viewing experience at 1/4 the price.
    OR
    Heck how about the movie bigwigs put together there own Netflix type experience wait a month or two after theater release and put out reasonably priced streaming I would be a heck of a lot more willing to pay that than I am to sit in a theater.
    Oh and wait chance to have paid stream to see a film in high quality before the ripped DVDs hits the streets hmmm might just slow down piracy a bit. I know it won't stop it but I am willing to bet it would be a step towards fighting it.

    Oh wait never mind that would involve a new business model that fits the life and times that we live in today and give customers something they would enjoy. Sorry I forgot the internet and technological advances have to recede to fit their old outdated business model.

  • Creativity Comes From Such Strange Sources

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 29 Dec, 2011 @ 11:19pm

    Wow

    its amazing how ungrateful kids are these days. I had one child one time act mad because they did not get what they wanted. Well they ended up with nothing at all I made they pack all they got and we drove down to goodwill and gave it away. Needless to say they nor none of the others ever suggested they was displeased again.

  • Shouldn't There Be Significant Punishment For Bogus Copyright Claims That Kill Companies?

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 29 Dec, 2011 @ 10:47pm

    Re: Re: Re: Sounds fine to me

    Well I can see that AC is lost for words. Facts disputed by name calling. I was hoping the kindergarten kids were busy taking their naps.

    Fact is you can't prove who did the infringing RIAA admitted this not to long ago after their IP blocks where used to download tv shows!

  • Cee Lo Green: Making Millions Even If His Albums Don't Sell

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 28 Dec, 2011 @ 10:29am

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    But now that people steal their art, and lobby to keep such a situation permanent, artists have to do unartistic things to put food on the table.

    20 million is doing way more than putting food on the table. I would be happy to make 100,000 in a year and that puts food on the table and a roof over the head.
    I will guarantee that I have put in way more hours working in a year. Now I don't begrudge him for making that its life and I am not good writer have no music talent or any real talent so I don't expect millions but it gets under my skin when people say 20 million is to put food on the table. No it is not its putting extra non-essential comforts at their disposal. Let us not confuse food and roof over head with comforts.

  • GoDaddy Says It Doesn't Support PIPA Either, As Domains Keep Transferring Away

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 27 Dec, 2011 @ 08:14pm

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    Hell I never used them for the fact I went to there site one day and searched to see if a domain name was available it was while I was deciding i looked up a few other domain names at whois.net and I checked the name I had looked up though Godaddy and well it was registered to them so wow in the 10 min I was looking around and deciding what name to choose all of a sudden Godaddy had it and it was go with Godaddy or choose a new name well new name it was I would not aback a company that holds a domain hostage to get you to go with them. I know for a fact it was just being held hostage as it was a name I did want so I kept an eye out for it and 2 weeks later it was available again. I still have it.
    So the stats listed on dailychanges.com concerning new and deleted domains don't mean anything to me.

  • Top Photographer On Why He Doesn't Care If His Stuff Is Pirated

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 23 Dec, 2011 @ 10:49pm

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    Well depending on privacy policy's the owners can't look at the documents unless given the DMCA notice so even though it is frustrating not much past turning in individual infringements not much can be done without lawyers and I wish it was not so.
    But the fact of the matter is that people will still steal others work and give it away and I would support a bill that would stop the infringements and none of these as of to date will. Or even slow them down with out taking away mine or anybody else s rights to the legal aspects of such sites by censoring us.
    Please know that I truly do feel you frustration and know how it can hurt the pocket book. But I am not willing to have any freedoms or liberties taken for money. I have my wife and kids the rest are material things that can be replaced till freedoms and liberties are taken.

    I hope that all this gave you a bit of insight around why things are from a hosts perspective and maybe a way to cut back a bit on your losses. Its been a good chat and seemed a bit productive.

    Thanks for not calling me a pirate loving freetard because we on opposite sides of the fence. I am like many here that don't like piracy but are positive that the way these bills are written will be worse for all of us because we will still have to deal with the infringes but then we will have to deal with those that WILL abuse SOPA or PIPA as they are just to badly written right now.

  • SOPA Debate… Or High School?

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    Thomas Savory ( profile ), 23 Dec, 2011 @ 09:29am

    Re: Send the message

    Watch them try though.

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