Stop SOPA...wait no...STOP CAS

Hey...they're trying to bite us again...and this one is about to pass...

Sign the petition here:

Here's what my friend told me about my music server of all free music:

Remember that bill SOPA? Well, one of its descendants is about to be passed that you might want to know about.
The Copyright Alert System (C.A.S.) will crash down on anyone suspected of illegally sharing files online. Most sources appear to say it gives maybe five or six warnings before serious measures are taken. That means if just one-half percent of your large collection of music is determined to have been downloaded illegally, the whole thing will be taken down and your internet service provider will be notified. If it's possible, check it out and confirm that you're okay.
Then, spread the word to kill this bill. I've found one petition but it's not looking good.


  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Not again, when will these political morons realize the we the people will not submit to oppression in ANY world, real or cyberspace!
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    When enough people stop being apathetic or "fed up with politics" to do something.
  • Borderline politics thread, but what the hell:

    I'm noticing as I get older that I care less and less about any politics that aren't local. Also working for a record label and as a software developer, I'm not very empathetic for people that steal what I or my industry creates.

    Anyway, more important point. CAS is not a bill sitting in the house to be debated, it's a system implemented by some select ISPs that basically throttles your bandwidth after 6 warnings if you continually steal things. This is the private industries response to government not being able to enforce the law.

    Before signing a petition at least read the wikipedia on this so you can be more informed because frankly how @ViinylScratch described it is not exactly accurate. What matters really is how the various ISPs implement CAS in to their TOS, not weather CAS exists or not:
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Agreed with your points, mr cock.
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    Yep, not politics, more consumer advocacy. Considering the ability of Comcast, AT&T, etc. to do their jobs now, I'm not exactly keen on them deciding what is legal or illegal and unilaterally handing out punishments for it. It's no SOPA, but it's pretty shitty nonetheless.
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