Ron Paul South Carolina Speech Mentions Online Gambling

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C Costigan
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Ron Paul South Carolina Speech Mentions Online Gambling

While it appeared likely GOP Presidential hopeful Ron Paul was getting online gambling legislation confused with the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA), it was interesting to see the Texas Congressman mention online gambling and how the US people essentially got the issue off the docket.

Paul was a co-sponsor of a bill to legalize Internet gambling in the US along with Democrat Barney Frank.

This week’s push among the tech community was to get SOPA removed from the docket and they succeeded.  SOPA would have broadened law enforcement’s ability to stomp out piracy websites by forcing search engines, ISPs and payment processors from acting as intermediaries.  Search engines like Google could have ultimately been held accountable for listing such sites.  Domains could get seized and, indeed, they already are getting seized. 

Online gambling websites in particular have gotten caught in the crossfire.  More than a dozen sites were seized in the past year.

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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