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Jeremy Kaplan is here foxnews.com science and technology editor I requested that you come in this morning because I wanted someone to.
Talk to me about these two congressional bills that are aiming at knocking out piracy on the Internet -- have companies like FaceBook and Wikipedia and other screening.
That's censorship and if you do it.
We're gonna black ourselves out.
Exactly it's become this hot button topic it's become far more controversial in these guys originally intended.
They took an issue which is at the heart of the Internet at a fundamental problem that we have with the way the Internet itself is structured.
Piracy piracy is this massive online problem it's hard to gauge the exact scope of that but -- said something like.
Twenty billion dollars a year thirty billion dollars a year lost hundreds of thousands of jobs lost it it is because of online piracy.
In fact just last -- the feds busted this what's -- called mega -- dot com.
Which as it was at one point the thirteenth largest web site on the Internet the thirteenth largest.
One of the things he was doing was hosting the whole what should be legal files.
And if you're a film off for example you wanna -- latest movie you can right now go to any of I don't know 1015 web -- and stream online.
Any of the top movies -- -- any movie you want all my.
This isn't different from piracy go back in the days when my friends would come the high school with cassette -- -- at least an eight track.
-- got -- at Wimbledon but.
-- -- -- to school with cassette tapes of all the great recordings that you know I mean this hasn't won shape or form been happening over the years.
By fans via the company's of course you you would -- those CDs from China and any any artist named Whitney spelled -- wrong.
How do you know it's like on the streets I don't here in New York they used -- to sell pirated copies.
So how is this any different why -- we need a law that effectively censors this summer arguing.
What's happening on the Internet.
What their argument that the widespread nature of it is.
-- unprecedented but -- it's getting -- -- Al -- feels.
So so the issue and one of the things is this bill is intended to deal specifically with foreign sites that's what the defenders of -- I think.
A lot of the problem comes from China and from Russia and from overseas web sites that host a lot of this content.
What they want to do is just.
-- the -- take those things directly off the Internet if somebody sees that their movie either book they're recording whatever it is is being -- illegally.
Pull that plug -- -- -- off the Internet.
And there is a simple well relatively simple mechanism for doing that -- I don't -- -- get too technical on you know.
Technical it was an online -- I think we can analysts called the the domain name system DN SP is what happens you type foxnews.com.
-- -- -- browser.
And the system translate that into the numerical system that is the actual address of that website 23 -- 46 heck we get it.
So more than what they wanna do is -- that link it's basically a big spreadsheet that says this numbers tied into this what website.
Take that entry outs you can no longer type foxnews.com because we're hosting something that we are obviously not just an example here of course.
Beyond censorship itself -- really simple solution the problem but you know what happens all the other -- -- can't tell -- that that I mean now -- they take all the library books out that they deem to be.
You know whatever -- -- gather here illegally gathered that there might not be very many books and I mean I don't know I don't know how much piracy really plays a role in.
And the things that we use every day.
I -- industry it is losing a ton of money.
Yeah and when I want to my house and -- the government's job to protect Hollywood -- -- federal government's job to protect.
Piracy protected in the US it is not in your business it's a big business in the unites states it's a huge industry that's wonder all the best in the world I'd like to keep it that way but.
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