MCCAIN wants to make nyspeed responsible for you idiots

John McCain’s War On Blogs
John McCain has made clear that he doesn’t like the blogosphere.

Now he has introduced legislation that would treat blogs like Internet service providers and hold them responsible for all activity in the comments sections and user profiles. Some highlights of the legislation:

– Commercial websites and personal blogs “would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000.”

– Internet service providers (ISPs) are already required to issue such reports, but under McCain’s legislation, bloggers with comment sections may face “even stiffer penalties” than ISPs.

— Social networking sites will be forced to take “effective measures” — such as deleting user profiles — to remove any website that is “associated” with a sex offender. Sites may include not only Facebook and MySpace, but also, which permits author profiles and personal lists, and blogs like DailyKos, which allows users to sign up for personal diaries.

Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that this proposal may be based more “on fear or political considerations rather than on the facts.” When he introduced his legislation to the Senate, McCain offered no evidence that children are being victimized by people who post comments on blogs.

McCain’s legislation could deal a serious blow to the blogosphere. Lacking resources to police their sites, many individual blogs may have to shut down open discussion.


fuck all that shit

i like the idea of shutting down services like myspace and facebook. lame


Yea, after we can search your shit if we think you are a terrorist and take away your rights that way, let’s take some more of the 1st ammendment rights away now…

ok all you politics gurus. jump in now. lol

say that we should have voted for anyone else other than this schmuck.

yay … more proposed legislation that has no basis in reality

fuck free speach, lets write general sweeping laws that wont do anything

Unless it gets enforced weird, I don’t see that as much of a big deal, or even much of a change. I.E. threats are not allowed on here. If someone were to post up WTB: Heroin, that wouldn’t fly would it?

um, what about the street racing vids?

i would like to know what the WHOLE legislation says. if it can be applied to ANYTHING illegal then were fucked

street racing
performance mods
drugs (pot / underage drinking / underage smoking)

theres alot of illegal things that get talked about online … but its simply a matter that noone cares enough to make a big deal out of it

this is BS legislation, it would be impossible to enforce, and could lead to more stupid lawsuits too. some lil girl who gets babysat by the comper gets molested, and the parents sue myspace for making it happen, when in all reality maybe the parents should have tried their hand at parenting

jsut the govt trying to put the blame on other people IMO

bout sums that up.

never will happen.

then next will be email companies are responsable for what you email other people, then cellphone companies for what you text and tell other people on the phone.

Aren’t slippery slopes fun? :bloated:

well that one way to kill the internet

How will i find weed if this happens?

Start growing your own :shrug: