Posted: June 1st, 2011 by Militant Libertarian
According to provisions in the Protect IP Act bill, that was just passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee while Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) put the bill on hold in the committee, Attorney General Eric Holder would have the right to go after any website he wishes as the plaintiff all to stop copyright infringement which now includes blogs such as USWGO, Infowars, FederalJack, DProgram, Drudgereport, and others across the internet.
Now due to Righthaven being able to sue websites over TSA Enhanced pat-down photos and small excerpts, Disney’s copyright ofSeal Team 6 although Disney has decided to withdrawal it for now, and now the New York Stock Exchange threatening takedown notices to a news site over an Intellectual Property dispute over one of their news photos after they claim their floor is trademarked, and with all these attempts to further reduce fair use to little tiny portions to just being allowed to post links, if any judge succeeds in destroying Fair Use then Eric Holder will kill all your websites on the Internet except for corporate-run establishment websites in the new tiered non-neutral Internet.
Even if Righthaven sent takedown notices first, I have even discovered most would favor taking down images that should be covered under fair use which means that the boundary of Fair Use keeps getting smaller.
So Eric Holder will soon have the power to sue and blockade Infowars.com, Federaljack.com, Uswgo.com, Dprogram, Drudgereport.com, abovetopsecret.com, godlikeproductions.com, and all they need is Righthaven to continue to own more copyrights and than pretty soon the Internet won’t exist except for only the super rich to purchase cattle of human slaves. Looks like Alex Jones will pay the price for settling with Righthaven because the U.S. Government will come after his website and he won’t be able to do anything about it. Even if we all just write our own content completely, show no excerpts and quotes, show no references, and show no proof of any of our claims because that would be copyright infringement, any corporation can buy up copyrights of your content then threaten takedown notices against your own content.
The bill’s language proves that Eric Holder will have the power to sue and shut down websites according to the bills text it would give Eric Holder a position as a plaintiff against website defendants. Some thinks plaintiffs can only to it to represent the copyright holder but the bill’s language clearly says that the qualifying plaintiff can either be the Attorney General of the United States (Eric Holder the Gun Ban dictator) or the copyright holder.
(11) the term ‘‘qualifying plaintiff’’ means (A) the Attorney General of the United States; or (B) an owner of an intellectual property right; or one authorized to enforce such right, harmed by the activities of an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities occurring on that Internet site.