Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H.R. 583

Should There be Steeper Penalties for Pirating Radio Broadcasts?

Argument in favor

Steeper penalties for pirate radio operations will deter illegal radio broadcasts and prevent them from interfering with emergency services.

Ray's Opinion
···
02/25/2019
Yes, and while you are at it, all media should be punished for fake news that they spew out from time to time or all the time. To protect our democracy we need to manage the information and data that are being fed to us.
Like (14)
Follow
Share
SneakyPete's Opinion
···
02/25/2019
Steeper penalties for pirate radio operations will deter illegal radio broadcasts and prevent them from interfering with emergency services. SneakyPete......... 🙀👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🙀. 2*24*19..........
Like (4)
Follow
Share
Glowurm's Opinion
···
02/25/2019
If they are racist, lying, propaganda, hateful, etc., then I say yes!
Like (3)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Laws like this could stifle competition and innovation from upstart radio stations and amateurs that may push the boundaries of legality.

Rebekah 's Opinion
···
02/24/2019
What about free speech? Only SIX corporations control almost all media in the USA. And they are all controlled by Wall Street. Emergency channels can be separated without this draconian effort to limit the information we’re allowed. I say let the small, independent, single person stations alone. We’ll need them when fascism takes over completely.
Like (56)
Follow
Share
MikeDawg's Opinion
···
02/24/2019
There is no reason to go after pirate radio stations.
Like (32)
Follow
Share
Tom's Opinion
···
02/25/2019
Who lobbied for this one. I wonder? There not more pressing matters to legislate? Does sound like a serious monopolistic media lobbying effort. Hopefully legislators aren’t entirely paid off here.
Like (24)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Communications and Technology
    IntroducedJanuary 16th, 2019
    Yes, and while you are at it, all media should be punished for fake news that they spew out from time to time or all the time. To protect our democracy we need to manage the information and data that are being fed to us.
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    What about free speech? Only SIX corporations control almost all media in the USA. And they are all controlled by Wall Street. Emergency channels can be separated without this draconian effort to limit the information we’re allowed. I say let the small, independent, single person stations alone. We’ll need them when fascism takes over completely.
    Like (56)
    Follow
    Share
    There is no reason to go after pirate radio stations.
    Like (32)
    Follow
    Share
    Who lobbied for this one. I wonder? There not more pressing matters to legislate? Does sound like a serious monopolistic media lobbying effort. Hopefully legislators aren’t entirely paid off here.
    Like (24)
    Follow
    Share
    I don’t believe the government should consider itself the owner of the radio waves.
    Like (16)
    Follow
    Share
    How about instead, we have much steeper penalties for large media conglomerates who buy up all the outlets in a market so they can control what people see and hear, towards undermining our democracy? Bring back the limits to such ownership and, while you are at it, the fairness doctrine?
    Like (15)
    Follow
    Share
    There are so many more important things in this country to deal with - global change & Trump NOW allowing every dirty thing that used to be illegal, children who have been ripped from their parents. Good Grief.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    It appears that this law could easily abused in squashing 1st amendment rights.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Bigger things in the world to worry about. We have a freedom of speech. As long as the pirate radio stations are not harming anyone, inciting violence, or causing other problems, I don’t see the harm. Although it’s 2019, maybe those people should consider a podcast instead.
    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
    Stop worrying about minutae and start taking care of problems for real people- healthcare, affordable housing, affordable tuition, ending racism, equal pay for women and minorities, lgbtq rights- and you’re worried about someone pirating a radio show? Get your heads on straight!
    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
    To be clear, I do not support illegal activity, but increasing a fine ten-fold does not solve the real issue here. If air traffic and emergency services can be interrupted by an unlicensed radio broadcaster I see a major focus area for improvement in the systems being utilized. The $100,000 dollar penalty should only be enforced if the unlicensed radio broadcaster disrupted a legitimate broadcast or critical system. If not, let the air waves alone!
    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
    Free the airwaves! Pirate stations rarely interfere with other frequencies.
    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
    Most people nowadays don't care about radio anyways. Police can get away with murder but they want radio pirates to pay 100k per day? There are much more important things to be legislating than this, get your priorities straight
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Steeper penalties for pirate radio operations will deter illegal radio broadcasts and prevent them from interfering with emergency services. SneakyPete......... 🙀👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🙀. 2*24*19..........
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Flint needs water, Puerto Rico needs infrastructure
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Less government overreach. We shouldn’t need the governments permission to send radio signals
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Vote NO on HR 583. What there Must be is a updated version of the Fairness Doctrine news has to be valid and verifiable and factual. Commentary must be stated as such as opinion. Media ownership must not be a monopoly and be covered by antitrust regulations!🗽
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    I’m sorry, is this an actual problem, or is the Representative of New York just putting his name on a bill written by Clear Channel and iHeart Media?
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    I’m not sure why they’re calling the person a pirate. Is it because they would be streaming music they don’t own or this is one of those self fulfilling law.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    If they are racist, lying, propaganda, hateful, etc., then I say yes!
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE