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Where is the outrage about EARN-IT act?

Labeled as information in Domain Industry News, started by Rob Monster, Mar 20, 2020

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Are you following EARN-IT?

  1. Yes, like a hawk!

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  2. Yes, I will now!

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  3. No, the Founding Fathers of America were losers

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  4. No, I am too busy looking for toilet paper. Sorry.

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  5. This thread is stupid

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Total: 21 vote(s)
  1. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    While a lot of people are minding their toilet paper inventories, some really game-changing legislation is under way that would essentially remove first amendment protections for digital providers. It is called EARN-IT.

    In short, providers like registrars and hosts could be sued into oblivion because of content that does not align with "best practices" that is found on websites.

    A draft of the bill is attached. The EFF is starting to brief folks about some important legislation that impacts domain owners. Optics aside, this is not about kids. We already have COPPA to protect kids.

    From what I can gather so far, EARN-IT is far more Draconian than SOPA and PIPA of 2012. If someone really wanted to control narratives, EARN-IT is looking like an obvious path to do it.

    If passed, it has obvious implications for NamePros and forums generally as no site owner with a pot to p*ss in would want to be responsible for user generated content.

    Who here is following this story?
     

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  2. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    Never heard of it until now...Wow! This is some scary stuff!.... Thanks for the information.
     
  3. Intelliname

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    This is an excellent point Rob and thank you for bringing it up and making us aware. I hope each would find the time to research it and let your voice be known however you are able.

    Often it is hard to discern in government where the point is between outright ignorance, negligence, and poor leadership, and the intentional/underhanded legislative craftsmanship that slowly erodes lines of freedom we didn't even know were being challenged. Even now with COVID-19, the question that should be on most minds is exactly how do we balance the freedoms we see being actively infringed upon, with the personal responsibility and guided assistance that are called for given the extremities we face together. There is no shortage of courage, commitment and preparation for sacrifice - only truth.

    Ultimately in both Rob's call to action and the current crisis there is a clear and common ground:

    We unequivocally deserve a better breed of leadership across the board than what we currently accept and succumb to. Integrity. Dignity. Non-Conflict of Interest. Truth. Transparency. Care. Innovation. Solutions. Unbiased Objectivity. We are selling ourselves out very moment that passes with our tolerance and indifference without even knowing where it leads. How long will they tell YOU to stay indoors. How would you react if they tried to weld your apartment door shut? The same individuals guiding decisions today were the ones found in hotel rooms yesterday dying from meth overdoses as they cheated on their spouses with escorts. The same individuals guiding legislative advancement to take rights away today, just yesterday were flying around on jets to secret orgy islands. Think about it!

    When so much becomes tainted and corrupted from the self-interests of imposed agendas - bought and paid for behind scenes we could not have imagined would exist - then the capacity for a united front to deal with real emergencies becomes reduced to the memory of the last lie we were openly fed. When a real crisis happens, nefarious intentions can bleed onto a population base that has already become used to living in a world full of their deceptions, agendas, celebrity personalities, and gross disconnection. The owners of CNN as an example somehow live in a world where they believe that they can roll out Sean Penn last night to stimulate compliance, agreement, and acceptance of mass military presence. This is all we should need to know about how unequivocally disconnected they are in their world view and expectation of others.

    We live in a world of more entitlement, elitist privilege, arrogance, and outright open criminal behavior than I ever would have thought possible in our lifetime. It is disturbing and unacceptable the degree by which we let controlling interests polarize humanity between the two most opposite spectrums of insanity, and then we get to watch as all of the truly important issues are bumbled and broken in between. That is where your freedoms are taken. That is where the line is moved. It starts with calling each other "non-patriots" and telling them to find a new place to live when they don't like the early complainers. It ends with having to have a slip of paper authorized by the military to go out of your house onto the street...

    I can tell you from experience: those who take power are seldom willing to give it back.

    We should think about that when we watch from a perception of helplessness as the lines being moved are slowly drawn forward. As media outlets perpetually re-craft their strategies to tune their outcome expectations. You owe it to yourself to be free-thinking and to stay aware. Let the power of love, non-judgement, forgiveness, and a desire for true compassion, kindness, and humility guide you. But please stay aware. There is so much more at stake.

    With respects to Rob's concerns, would you like to see what the power of overreach under the guise of "protecting children" online does even at the smallest, seemingly most innocuous, point?

    Try saving this Disney show to a watch later list to share with your kids or loved ones.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k1axb8PPqQ


    Gasp indeed! Just a small example of how YouTube (Google) has helped move the line recently, by taking all video options away that even look like they are for children's consumption. Can't save them, make comments, donate, autoplay, receive notifications, add stickers, organize in playlists. Try clicking "save" and then navigate to Learn More if you think I am kidding. I had even addressed it recently regarding the Super Bowl trailers in a special domain name industry bulletin put together at www.getyourlesson.com.

    You can see the whole piece online if you care (great for domainers wanting inspiration), but the relevant portion to Rob's concern:

    "This year's biggest (Super Bowl) losers have to be the companies that have been grossly impacted by the sweeping changes made by YouTube through their compliance actions, post agreements reached with the FTC related to the protection of children's privacy. This now includes heavy restrictions on any content marked as directed at kids within their content system, resulting in a number of direct penalties and publishing limitations that can have massive effects on distribution possibilities. For example, not allowing playlist inclusion or direct embedding means thousands of media reporters and organizations across the world could not give equal reporting to several of the ads participating in the event. In cases where YouTube was the primary publishing medium for the corresponding promotional videos, they had no option to even list and include some great media productions within their list of all the commercials that aired. It is a great example whereby as a nation, we cannot give up our capacity to be free thinking problem solvers using logic towards legislative overreach."

    For the hundreds of billions of dollars they pocketed and the unmatched depth of talent they could be deploying remotely to do something beyond political manipulation, this is now the message from YouTube for active posters:

    "IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, we will conduct fewer human reviews to protect the health of our extended workforce. Unfortunately, as a result we may remove content that does not violate our Community Guidelines."

    Twitter has changed their contact structure to only tell you thanks for the feedback, but have withdrawn from all public contact. They have also taken certain accounts and restricted them to adding one follower per every few hours, and are literally terminating and suspending accounts that may have content they don't like related to the COVID-19 outcome objectives. They are publishing videos of people falsely being gunned down in the streets, and placed into metal steel boxes and whisked away out of sight. But publish anything remotely resembling the counter message they are trying to contain and reduce, and the social police are engaged full force. Maximum fear generation plays into their interests I guess...

    I can tell you for one though, that I published www.fightthevirus.com for sale in case it could be utilized to help the public with education. I also had setup a twitter account, and sent literally ten posts. In most simplest terms, encouraging people to look at the initial bulk shares that were dumped two weeks ago to get an idea of who was negatively triggering collapse attempts. This was before $30 trillion or more was wiped off their value and retirement plans for senior citizens were radically obliterated. I was suspended within 24 hours and not been able to use that account since. All other accounts I am also affiliated with for professional purposes have reported mass containment caps on their user functions, especially for those who are typically more free-thinking or encouraging others for integrity-based objective smart solutions.


    We must demand and absolutely deserve more integrity from those who choose to engage in a leadership role in support of us, or we will pay a tremendous price. Social media outlets are crafting and manipulating messages across the board, dumping billions of messages into email boxes every day in their attempt to guide narrative. Something feels very wrong, and I for one don't like it.
     
  4. AnthonyD

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    "Never let a good crisis go to waste" seems like its playing out. Thanks for this.
     
  5. jtl

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    I'm not in the US and have concerns about the international implications of this.

    Already got enough toilet paper from before that was a meme :D
     
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  6. Samer

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    Rob, maybe they distracted the bill likely pass; gives each; $1000 spending power in the mail.

    I’d use it to buy more domains :xf.wink:

    Samer
     
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  7. equity78

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    Thanks Rob https://www.thedomains.com/2020/03/20/earn-it/
     
  8. Rob Monster

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    No hat tip? :) Actually, just glad you covered it. This was brought to my attention by an a Silicon Valley exec earlier today. This was definitely not getting spread around anywhere near fast enough.
     
  9. equity78

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    I thought I did, I see what happened it reverted back to the previous version the browser crashed and I did not restore the latest version, it's there now, thanks Rob.
     
  10. Rob Monster

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    It just so happened that @Intelliname's content was subject to moderation and was finally published with delay. I am wondering what could possibly have been said in this substantial comment that would trigger a moderator to throttle it. Let's hope that NP does not over-moderate. In return, the industry has a collective duty to make sure the legislative landscape makes that possible. It is a 2 way street.
     
  11. Samer

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    Length, Rob.

    100% clean, longer, is more likelier; including slipped; full url without parentheses (com) and definitely leave out “www” to be safe.

    also has 5 posts, but what way make entrance!

    Lastly, namepros is understaffed, so triggering a filter and putting it in namepros purgatory, wont help chances. lucky got in, fast as he did!

    Samer
     
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  12. WhoaDomain.com

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    Hmmmm. never heard of this.I think I'll share this to my Linkedin and see what my 19,000+ connections thing? Thanks @Rob Monster
     
  13. jamesall

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    Meanwhile in the Dystopian Experiment Heartland there is much talk here about infovirus, rumours and such surrounding the subject which the 'media' of all people say makes the threat worse than the virus.

    Watch for a push for an end to free discussion about topics as well. We can't express our free thoughts here anymore without being hounded, fined, bullied and ostracized.


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  14. DomainBELL

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    First I heard of it... Keep it in their eyes... Push everywhere... ongoing...
     
  15. DNabc

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    Had not heard about it, unfortunately not surprised... good time to push nasty things.
     

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