Today Republican sponsors petitioned Senate Majority Harry Reid to slow down the PIPA, the Senate’s version of SOPA which acts to stop on-line piracy issues…

Most Americans are unfamiliar with the content of these to bills. Upon learning exactly what the consequences are, they are outraged….

Those antagonistic to this bill can be classified as nerds. Those in favor of this bill can be classified as boss hogs.. Ron Paul has expressed outrage over the liberties being stripped by these bills…

Here is what they do. In an effort to stop on line piracy, they force internet providers to block IP addresses, to forward all information to the FBI including personal credit card data, and force searchs to go black, meaning nothing found…

It is already out of hand. Just looking for a version of Martin Luther Kings Speech on YouTube to play during a church service tomorrow, that prophetic one outlining his own demise, since last April, a large majority of them had been blocked by EMI…. “pulled at the request of EMI for potential Copyright Infringement…” was all that YouTube put up…….

A church service. Martin Luther King’s last speech… Shut down for EMI’s greed… “They violated copyright laws and did not get permission to air that piece, which is against the law… ” Who took that video? We don’t know, but someone did. and someone bought the company that bought the company that bought the company that bought the company that first aired that clip they got for free……

What is a young person in India, or China, who is questioning the valued of democracy, of protest, going to think when they try to tap into our vast historical archive, and get….. “Blocked at the Request of EMI”

This is wrong. It is wrong. It is wrong…

Any interference or protection of the internet will have similar consequences… The internet is a resource… Blocking the internet will have the same chilling effect of East Germany blocking civilian conversation by planting human spies among its population….

If you are an entertainment company, you make your money at the theater, selling your CD’s to Walmart, and selling the rights to television… That’s it…

Imagine not being able to view “It’s A Wonderful Life” in India, China, or Burma, because you had to cough up one dollar, a weeks salary? Now, imagine the usefulness that would be to our democracy, if anyone, everyone on the planet could see that movie in its entirety? Imagine how anyone could sympathize with Iran, over US, after seeing us as the George Baileys, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Mr. Potter?

Here’s the point of the internet; and it’s the same point as realized by our founding fathers over the rights of free speech….
The minimal pittance that society gains in monetary value from selling one or two extra clips over the internet, is dwarfed by the amount of good will, proper business practices, and ability to communicate freely, honestly, and without incrimination for what you say…. We get much more benefit from the spread of ideas, which spawn new ideas, than we will ever get from selling that idea in public to one or two people….

Intellectual property has it’s place. And EMI is exactly the same person that tried to get legislation passed to ban VCR’s.. you remember those antique devices that let a person record a television show they would have missed because they had to work? This is the same group that tried to ban MP3 players because they allowed someone to listen to songs off the internet?

Neither one caused the demise of the Entertainment Industry. The entertainment industry will always be around.. SOPA and PIPA will not cause one more job to be filled by their passage.. All they do, is possibly force one or two more people with extra cash they don’t need to spend on the necessities of life, to buy that product when it gets thrown in the $5 bin at Walmart…. Meaning: if your movie sucks, no one is going to pay for it…

Bottom line: in today’s society, if you want something done, have the geeks and nerds do it.. It will get done right, it will get done at light speed, and it will be enforced…

Doing it the wrong way, to support a business that is flakey at the top, does not translate well into votes…..

Which is why, 6 Republicans want Reid to open up the floor for arguments on PIPA so these problems can come to light… What problems? I’ll let the Republicans tell you in their own words……

As you know, on May 26. 2011. the Senate Judiciary- Committee favorably reported the bill by voice vote. Prior to committee action, some members expressed substantive concerns about the bill, and there was a commitment to resolve them prior to floor consideration. That resolution has not yet occurred.

Since the mark-up, we have increasingly heard from a large number of constituents and other stakeholders with vocal concerns about possible unintended consequences of the proposed legislation, including breaches in cybersecurity, damaging the integrity of the Internet, costly and burdensome litigation, and dilution of First Amendment rights. Moreover, in light of potential cybersecurity implications, we believe hearing from the Administration and relevant agencies is imperative, As always, our current fiscal crisis demands we carefully consider legislation that would cost taxpayers up to $48 million according to the Congressional Budget Office, These are serious issues that must be considered in an informed, deliberative and responsible manner. This underscores the need to resolve as many outstanding concerns as possible prior to proceeding to floor consideration.

Furthermore, we want to ensure that S. 968 will be afforded full and fair consideration on the Senate floor. It is important that the bill be fully debated and amendments not limited. We would like a firm commitment that once the Senate considers S. 968, the amendment process will be open, with senators being able to offer their amendments without the filling of the amendment tree, and that cloture will not be prematurely filed on the bin.