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New Study: Online "Cyberlockers" Facilitating Piracy

Happy "International Talk Like a Pirate Day," which can make for a bit of harmless office fun on a Friday.

Unfortunately, real piracy of the online variety is no laughing matter.  It costs the American economy billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs each year, and even threatens life and health through such things as counterfeit drugs.

This week, a new report was released highlighting the role played by online "cyberlockers" in facilitating worldwide piracy.  Entitled "Behind the Cyberlocker Door:  A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions," the report from Digital Citizens Alliance cogently introduces and explains the nature of this problem:

Rogue 'cyberlocker' operators peddling stolen content are making nearly $100 million…[more]

September 19, 2014 • 02:49 pm

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Broad Coalition Expresses Strong Opposition to S.J. Res. 19 Print E-mail
Wednesday, September 10 2014

In a letter sent this week to every member of the United States Senate, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) joined with a coalition of 173 businesses and organizations to express strong opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a resolution that would effectively eliminate free speech and association rights currently guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 
The letter points out that the resolution: 

  1. “goes against the First Amendment’s bedrock principle that the government should not restrict expression based on its message, ideas, or content.”;

  2. “would dramatically increase the scope of federal and state speech regulation.”; and

  3. “significantly curtail the constitutionally protected right of freedom of association.

To read the entire letter, click here.

 


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