Internet Closing Down: Laws Protect Copyrights & Trademarks
Chaos theory that the Internet might shut down the freedom as it is now known could be making a pathway using false information. For right now it is no theory, but documented fact that for over a year period The Department of Homeland Security seized a popular music blog and shut down the website stating charges DHS now admits were absolutely untrue.
Go Daddy is a well known domain management registrar in the world with over 50 million domain names making it the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider. With that influence, it is no wonder why the United States government is holding hands with such an influential company.
Beginning with SOPA the Stop Online Piracy Act, Go Daddy advocates the legislation to protect illegal websites from stealing United States property. Go Daddy states they work closely with law enforcement agencies helping with criminal investigations and customer or public concerns. It is noted they admit a full time presence in Washington DC. There is evidence of an active roll in policies regarding the Internet from their December 2011 position statements which can be read in complete form using the link below.
With monitoring, copyrights & trademarks, namely H. R. 3261, otherwise known as SOPA the demolition of sites that are labeled by the Department of Homeland Security as questionable for breaching security on the Internet; termination is first, with discovery of facts later. This is proven by the music site mentioned above being only one such admitted glitch done with purpose and success too.
Go Daddy is massive, has working experience with the house and senate judiciary committees and furthermore is a pillar in the Internet ecosystem. These characteristics alone position many websites in the grips of Go Daddy if only for the connection of the Internet provider it supplies to its millions of customers and the other hand holding the American governments coat tails.
In addition IP Act, also called "Protect IP Act" is a 2011 bill that is introduced to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. Read the 112th Congress 1st Session completely using the link below from members of the government : Leahy, Hatch, Grassley, Schumer, Feinstein, Whitehouse, Graham, Kohl, Coons, Blumenthal. This is considered the sister bill to SOPA.
As more laws are amended or introduced into legislation, the questions surface if the problems of the actions are being addressed. Journalist and investigative reporter, Alex Jones invites guest speakers from around the globe to offer the evaluation of these proposals, soon to be laws. Copyrights, trademarks, protection of children and porn, equality for homosexuals, safe online drug purchasing and seemingly other focuses by these astute people interviewed; view these as simple tactics for the government to have more power. One European interviewed actually recommended to use the Internet freely now, suggesting the demise of the Internet, as we know it now, could be closed down in two years under the auspices of protection of copyrights & trademarks issues.
The author experienced a personal shut down of a friends ability to chat at which time a message came on my chat screen. It simply said the person I was conversing with was white listed. Until the necessary details were given the internet did not permit us to send messages via chat. There must have been a trigger word or phrase, however to this day that cannot be told since it is unknown. The device that shut down the chat on my friend and me was never known either. So much mystery, yet in an instant the Internet closed down and it was not because of copyrights & trademarks.