Sunday, September 6, 2009

Harvest This !

Found this little gem over at Beat and Release.
Obama now wants to hire a contractor to monitor what is said concerning the govt on social networking sites like twitter, facebook and so forth. Like asking citizens to turn in dissenters on his health care bill wasn't enough.

The National Legal and Policy Center, or NLPC, revealed the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, tag lines, e-mail, audio and video from any place where the White House "maintains a presence" – for a period of up to eight years.
"The contractor shall provide the necessary services to capture, store, extract to approved formats, and transfer content published by EOP (Executive Office of the President) on publicly-accessible web sites, along with information posted by non-EOP persons on publicly-accessible web sites where the EOP offices under PRA (Presidential Records Act) maintains a presence," the posting states.

Full article can be found here.

So, freedom of speech is being carefully monitored (we knew that), and copyright laws are being trampled into the ground. Because as most people know or SHOULD know, you own the copyright to any picture you personally take. That includes video and audio (the law says so right there) IT IS YOURS. No one has the right to borrow/store or use it in the future, without your permission.

If the great and powerful Obamasiah wants to go on an all expense paid (for by the US citizens) fishing trip, he is going to need much better bait.


Bob G. said...

I hear that this "8-year limit" doesn't apply to anything the WHITE HOUSE can be held indefinitely, especially if YOU write to them or send them anything...

In case you were wondering...

Scary stuff, indeed.
(hey, maybe we can claim "royalites" for all OUR copyrighted material...'ya think?)

Have a great holiday.

Diane said...

Gee.. I thought you didn't do poly-ticks :P This is another way LOW is taking away freedoms. And notice there's not much of a squawk about it out of the media. Imagine if Bush or Clinton would have said this. Even Clinton would have gotten bad press over it. But not Obummer. "He's got the midas touch!"