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May 6, 2007
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
If the link doesn't work you can cut/paste, click on my picture, or click on a tag for a usable link. Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience, Electra http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759 ["We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition: Copyright - Get Rid of the 3-year Statute of Limitations [“This is what I have a problem with: ["Taken from the Department of Justice - Criminal Prosecutions of Copyright Infringement"] [" E. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS It is important to note that copyright violations have only a three-year statute of limitations. 17 U.S.C. § 507(a) ("[n]o criminal proceedings shall be maintained under the provisions of this title unless it is commenced within three years after the cause of action arose."). See United States v. Shabazz, 724 F.2d 1536, 1540 (11th Cir. 1984) ("In copyright infringement actions, the period of limitation begins on the date of the last infringing act. . . . The trial record reflects the unauthorized duplication of legitimate copyrighted tapes in the same year of the indictment, thereby satisfying the three year Statute of Limitations.") (citations omitted). Although cases brought under Title 18 generally have a five-year statute of limitations, 18 U.S.C. § 3282, prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. § 2319 are subject to the three-year statute of limitations because the underlying prohibition is set out in 17 U.S.C. § 506. "] [“This is the link you were referring to in my Petition. They took out the part about the "the last infringing act...." in 2003. The new law only cites "arose." The first link on 'Civil' Remedies states 'accrued.' these words both have the same meaning. The clock starts when the 'Intellectual Property' is stolen."] It applies to 'New, Original Works' that are stolen. Thank you for your response. I hope this clears things up.”] Respectfully and sincerely, Electra http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759 ["We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition: Copyright - Get Rid of the 3-year Statute of Limitations Credit to the U. S. Copyright Office, myself, Kathryn, Netzero/yahoo search, and thepetitionsitecenter, and the group ‘town hall’
May 3, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
"Maples and elderberry are especially helpful at removing the effects of pollution. They are oxygenators. There are more. Water can be cleaned with bullrush, cattails, lotus, and it's either sweetflag or blueflag, one of them is good, the other is poisionous, so do the research first!" Some cherries, elderberries, and Maples can reduce Syanide in the soils. I've heard that a major problem with pollution is the syanide. Maples are excellent when planted close to water, as they will clean it and the soil all at the same time. Sago Palms are also good. It doesn't take long to do a search for plants to combat pollution, and it will help so many people in the long run. Please try it. Research the plants thoroughly so that you know how to handle them, plant them, etc... If they're poisonous to handle, find an alternative. There are plenty of them out there. Please think about this now, at planting time. Happy Spring!!! Have a Great weekend. Respectfully and sincerely, Electra
Apr 12, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:

Copyright - Get Rid of the 3-year Statute of Limitations

Target: Congress
Our 'Protected Rights' are supposed to be for 70 years after our death, they have drastically reduced this to a mere 3 years, and that's only if we catch someone stealing our writings, art, etc..., in time to file a Lawsuit.

The STATUTE of LIMITATIONS has no place in our society as it promotes Infringement, and proves that our Laws don't work for US.

Please help to restore our Copyright Protections to, 
"70 years past Death, not 3 years past theft"

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Remember to add your home address, as it may be required to get this through Congress.

(You have my Permission to copy the heading from 'We the undersigned, etc...' to the end of the url of this Petition and to distribute it in an effort to obtain signatures to change this Law. )
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759
Apr 12, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Civil vs Criminal. 4:12 PM
Criminal proceedings cannot take place without going through the proper channels with a Civil suit first. They rarely file Criminal charges anyway, and most of the Penalties turn out to be fines against the Infringer.

The links can show you this, $2500 fine I believe? Maybe per instance, possibility of a deferred Judgement, etc... If too much time has gone by it is always up to their descretion as to whether or not any 'Criminal' charges will be charged in any case. You're worried about nothing. The Criminal Laws are already stricter than they were but, 'No criminal charges can be filed', etc... Civil first.

The threat of Criminal Prosecution has been laughable. I would like to see it as a deterrent instead. I don't want to see anyone go to jail, I want to see the Infringement stop, or at least drastically slow down!

Also, Congress has already seen this a few years ago, but I was the only Petitioner so it went nowhere. I did get emails from some pretty understanding Senators that wanted to stay informed.

Have a great day! Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene

 

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This is on Copyrights. Not criminal matters. 4:39 PM
I just re-read your post with a little more clarity. This Petition is not all inclusive. It deals with Copyrights specifically. Has nothing to with anything else, Murder,Robberys, etc... or the Laws that are put in place for these crimes.

Each Law has its own 'Statute of Limitations' and is a seperate entity. When laws are changed each one has its own set of 'Civil' remedies and its own set of 'Criminal' remedies.

My Petition is specifically for Copyright law only and deals almost totally with 'Civil'. It suggests that 'Criminal' proceedings should be stricter, but makes no attempt to change their methods of prosecution on this law, and only this law.

If we can sue at any time for Infringement, that's a stronger deterrent. We have to be able to prove our case in court, either way. So if too much time has gone by some people may not file suit anyway, but it should be our choice, not theirs!

Thank you for your time and consideration. I hoped this has clarified the Issue for you. Have a great day!

Sincerely and respectfully, Darlene

Blog: Look how easy it is to steal my own posts.  
I was told that the reason they won't change this Law is because they don't want to be inundated with lawsuits.

So how many people are there that have had their 'works' stolen that couldn't stop it from happening, or collect when it did? Obviously, I am not alone.

They know what they're doing, and I think the Laws should be changed. If Infringers knew that we could sue them at any time, it will make at least some of them think twice before stealing our 'works.' Without the Lawsuits and no criminal charges, there are no deterrents at all.

Please help to restore our Copyright Protections.
Thank you for your time and consideration, Darlene
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759

Thank you. Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene  

 

 
 
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