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Should the federal government regulate the internet to deter online piracy?

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Internet Poll Results for Republican

Yes

270,663 votes

15%

No

1,564,747 votes

85%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

2 Yes answers
4 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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We have larger issues to be concerned with. 8mons ago from a Republican in Aiken, SC.

No, When the government gets to regulate they don't know when to stop. 8mons ago from a Republican in Tanner, AL.

What we need to do is buy back the Internet from those fucktards who own it in Japan. 8mons ago from a Republican in Venice, CA.

The government royally screwed up our health care system, they need to stay away from the Internet unless after a criminal investigation a law has been broken. 8mons ago from a Republican in Vandergrift, PA.

Yes, but strictly define government powers to enforce. 8mons ago from a Republican in Keyser, WV.

What vice has government effectively regulated and controlled? Regulation should be shaped by people who have their own money at stake in the outcome. Government agents do not. 8mons ago from a Republican in Saluda, NC.

If we want to reduce piracy the companies should lower their prices dramatically as the source of piracy is the unwillingness of people to pay the high prices for software, and media content. 8mons ago from a Republican in Sterling Heights, MI.

I have no idea what this means - what "regulations" would be enacted?. 8mons ago from a Republican in Broomfield, CO.

Yes, with limitation. 8mons ago from a Republican in Arnold, NE.

No. But, a concerted effort needs to be made to find hackers and literally lock them up. Penalties for hacking need to be just as severe as grand theft, assault, grand larceny. 8mons ago from a Republican in International Falls, MN.

The government needs to eliminate all pornography on the Internet. It is out of control. 8mons ago from a Republican in Minneapolis, MN.

The government should be able to enforce the copyright laws and police the Internet for fraud but not be able to regulate or control any content. 9mons ago from a Republican in Geneva, OH.

Yes, but they shall not over due it, must have approving authorization from the people to access their Internet. The government may inter with out consent if emergency occurs. 9mons ago from a Republican in Mcpherson, KS.

Not sure, because this is a very complex subject. 9mons ago from a Republican in Englewood, CO.

No, but the government should aggressively prosecute Internet criminals. 9mons ago from a Republican in Hibbing, MN.

Reasonable regulations: once you post it, you have no more expectation of privacy. 9mons ago from a Republican in Midvale, UT.

No, the Internet is not solely our governments property. 9mons ago from a Republican in Durant, OK.

Yes, by profiling. Not everyone has to be spied on. 1yr ago from a Republican in Pittsburgh, PA.

The government should be able to regulate the Internet the same as the telephone or cable systems over which they are carried. I am primarily concerned about obscenity. 1yr ago from a Republican in Peachtree City, GA.

Don't know enough about pros and cons to decide. But I am very upset at the Chinese for their recent activities. 1yr ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA.

No, but stronger laws should be enacted for those who steal personal information, advertising, bullying and porn. 1yr ago from a Republican in Camas, WA.

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