Skip to comments.Senator Wyden Asks WTF Is Up With Homeland Security Domain Seizures
Posted on 02/03/2011 2:02:33 PM PST by Smogger
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The three stooges look like geniuses compared to this bunch.
Great, but the real concern is when it hits the fan, where will Shep get his lipstick?
I’m a bit confused on one point: What bearing does IP enforcement have on homeland security? Are we worried that Al Qaeda is pirating DVDs?
I may not like how they went about it, but I applaud the move to shut down those sites. They were pirating sports and television feeds, stealing...no other way to put it.
Issa is in the House, not the Senate.
A free American people don't need no steekin permit to protest our government.
I think the major league sports leagues are preparing for paid streaming video services over the internet. If I recall correctly, Major League Baseball already has a subscription service to watch any game live for a full season at quite a reasonable price. So I expect that’s where this is going and probably within two years you’ll be able to watch all NFL games with relatively low-quality video on your computer at a low cost on NFL.com. I think they’ll keep the video resolution at a low level so as not to compete directly with HD video on the networks and by subscription from DirecTV.
I think that’s what this is all about: protecting the future revenue of sports leagues from streaming video. But you have to wonder what’s next. As far as I know, sports bars have been picking up satellite broadcasts of major league sports for decades without paying a dime to anyone. Is DHS going to show up at your local sports bar and shut the place down for illegally using satellite dishes to pick up all the games on Sunday? This is starting to go too far. There are enough laws on the federal books to make everyone in America a law-breaker of some kind. DHS has to use sound judgement about which laws really need to be actively enforced.
I agree. "Due process" has become only words on a piece of paper. These fascists are running ramshod over our rights and liberties. Now Lieberman and Obama want to be able to shutdown the internet when they deem it necessary just like Mubarak did in Egypt.
More power to them! Here is to hoping they far outnumber the “policing” feds.
11. Why does ICE and DOJ consider this a more important priority for their time and resources than catching the illegals streaming across the border?
I happen to be in the TV sports programming business. If they were stealing from your business, I don’t think you would feel the same way.
Stealing is stealing.
Does the NFL have a pay for view site to watch the Super Bowl?
Explain to me how streaming sports video sites are a danger to homeland security?
“We needed another national security agency to protect us from websites that stream sports events?”
I guess copyright infringement = terrorism.
Which is not that far from criticizing economic/monetary policy = terrorism.
Or from subversive speech = terrorism.
A misnomer if there ever was one.
I think you’re right. Meantime 60,000+ real terrorists set up shop throughout the land.
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