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New law passed in America regarding links on the internet.

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:41 am

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I really don't know what to say. How can they possibly support this? What's next, banning people from asking their friends if they'd like a Hertz Donut? Because that's what this is. Are all practical jokes that involve deception now going to involve a ten years prison sentance? How about leading a country to a war involving far too many deaths over weapons of mass destruction that weren't even there? Isn't that intention to deceive?
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Unread postby Capntastic » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:28 am

I'd like to see this being enforced.

Also, I did some advanced research into the subject and have uploaded my findings
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Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:07 pm

So does this only have to do with misleading links which lead to "obscenity," or all misleading links?

'Cuz I'm thinking about how W's biography was google-bombed to "gigantic failure," or whatever it was.


I admit to only reading through parts of this, because I'm a lazy fuck and honestly, don't see this as something -at all- enforcable--more of a convenient "you broke the law, see!" blank check. So my question is, is this in the "trying to get passed" stages or in the "already passed" stage? <p>
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Unread postby Capntastic » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:36 pm

I just love when laws that are mostly un-enforcable are passed.

For example, registering for selective service is legally required of all males upon turning 18.

WIKIPEDIA SAYS:

In 1980, a person who knew they were required to register who did not do so could face up to five years in jail or a fine up to $50,000 if convicted. The potential fine was later increased to $250,000. Despite these possible penalties, government records indicate that from 1980 through 1986 there were only 20 indictments,[1] of which 19 were instigated in part by self publicized and self reported non-registration. (As one of the elements of the offense, the government must prove that a violation of the Military Selective Service Act was knowing and wilful. This is almost impossible unless the defendant has publicly stated that they knew they were required to register or report for induction, or unless they have been visited by the FBI, personally served with notice to register or report for induction, and given another chance to comply.) The last prosecution for nonregistration took place in January of 1986, after which many believed the government declined to continue prosecutions when it became apparent that the trials were themselves causing a decline in registration. By 1984, 13% of 18 year old men were not registering.
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I estimate that there's like a billion selective-service dodgers, and tracking 'em all down and putting 'em in jail would be impossible. It's like when that kid says "IF WE ALL WALK OUT OF CLASS RIGHT NOW, MR. FOSTER CAN'T DO SHIT TO US!!". Personally, I signed up because it takes two minutes, but if I didn't, I doubt much would happen. TO MAKE THIS BACK ON TOPIC: This is going to effect Internetia about as much as the "if you troll you must use your first and last name" deal.


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Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:20 pm

"if you troll you must use your first and last name"

OH! That's the thing I mentioned to Idran. <p>
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Re: New law passed in America regarding links on the interne

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:00 pm

*reads above*

Um...what's selective service?
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Unread postby Dragon Sage007 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:08 pm

It's the law that all us Americans must sign up for the military, in case there's a draft.

Y'know, so they can find us. <p>
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Unread postby BrainWalker » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:05 am

I didn't know that. Holy shit, I'm a law-breaker.

I think a part of my manliness must be broken or something, because I am not entirely sure why this law is such a terrible terrible injustice. A ridiculous farce of a law, certainly. Yet another reatarded reason to clog our justice system with inane lawsuits, certainly. But the concept of wanting to prevent assholes from tricking people into downloading a virus or getting an eyeful of a chick shitting all over herself in a bathtub isn't such an evil thing. Not that this is a great way of going about that... <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby pd Rydia » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:05 pm

It bothers me because it's so poorly designed--like most of the very few, few internet-related laws--that it's a blank check for prosecution. And that's never good.

Meanwhile, aren't we still lacking laws for slander and libel on the internet, and possibly identity theft? Fuck the what. Honestly, the internet problems aren't obscenity, pron, or whatever--people who get too easily offended can back button, anyway; let sites that break ToS get taken down and people choose what sites to browse or not browse. <p>
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Unread postby BrainWalker » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:20 am

*nods* I hear that. <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:26 pm

Next on the agenda for Why the US Government is Retarded: The Patriot Act! Did you know that many congressmen did not even read the Act before voting on it? <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Unread postby BrainWalker » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:20 am

Well, in their defense, why would they? Come on, man, it's named "The Patriot Act". Everyone l ikes patriotism, right? <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Re: New law passed in America regarding links on the interne

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:27 am

Now on the agenda: Why is the US-UK extradition agreement so one-sided?

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/rese ... 190505.pdf <p>

"Moreover, when on the following night, much to his dismay, [Caesar] had a dream of raping his own mother, the soothsayers greatly encouraged him by their interpretations of it: namely, that he was destined to conquer the earth" - Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars - Julius Caesar, chapter 7</p>

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Unread postby E Mouse » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:17 pm

Because the US used the "But everyone else is doing it!" to try and get the UK to be their bitch as well? <p>


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