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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/civil-liberties-ip/

This dichotomy played itself out over and again in 2011, as lawmakers — Democrats and Republicans alike — turned a blind eye to important civil liberties issues, and instead paid heed to the content industry’s desires to stop piracy.

“Any civil liberties agenda was a complete non-starter with Congress and the Obama administration,” said Cindy Cohn, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s legal director. “They had no interest in finding any balance in civil liberties.”


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The average American is too lazy and apathetic. By the time they've lost enough civil liberties for things to really sink in and finally motivate them, they'll no longer have the liberties and freedom to do much about it.
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hskrfn822 wrote:
The average American is too lazy and apathetic. By the time they've lost enough civil liberties for things to really sink in and finally motivate them, they'll no longer have the liberties and freedom to do much about it.


I'd say that's partly true. I'd also probably say the other half can talk a good game, but that's about it. They aren't really interested in doing anything about it, but will bluster about on the internet until they turn blue.
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This isn't likely to work out well for anyone. IMO there's now a good reason for the internet to fragment.

A possible outcome: during 2012/2013 normal users will learn about encryption, and technical people start setting up "darknets". Private DNS servers will spread (I read a few days ago that ".bit" is already up),

Governments will get even more annoyed about the wide availability of encryption, but it's probably too late already (they won't find it easy to distinguish between legitimate use and questionable use).

If the US Government really decides to treat "IP theft" (as it's about to be defined) as a criminal act, soon 90% of the population will be automatically criminalized. /lol - they'll have to make recreational drug usage legal to free up spaces in prison.
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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The government is siding with business interests over everything else? You don't say...
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