McCain tech policy: crack down on piracy, fix patent mess

Ars takes a look at Republican presidential candidate John McCain's just-released technology policy statement. McCain opposes government-manded net neutrality, wants to fix the patent mess, and crack down on Internet piracy.

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TruthbeTold3717d ago

I don't trust him at all.
That being said, it's not as if I trust Obama either. But I'm far more willing to give Obama a shot. McCain as President would be a nightmare imo.

Tommy Vercetti3717d ago

Colbert I hope you are joking.
TruthbeTold you speak the truth.

Quickstrike3717d ago

I want McCain to be president.

deathray3717d ago

Obama is a bad joke. Any fool that votes for him should have their gaming privileges revoked.

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El_Colombiano3717d ago

Screw McCain! I hope Obama wins, although they both suck. Hillary was the worst though, so Obama is the best of the three.

MikeGdaGod3717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

McCain doesn't even know how to use a computer. he said so himself and i bet is clueless on this whole subject.

anyone voting for McCain deserves 8 more years of Bush. if he does win, don't be surprised if you get f*cked over............again.

El_Colombiano3717d ago

No...please, not Bush again! This country has suffered enough!

Heldrasil3716d ago

If this is true, this man does not need to be running the country I live in. My 93 year old grandfather uses a computer on a daily basis, there is no reason for a man in a high politcal position like McCain to lack what I am sure most of us consider a "BASIC JOB SKILL".

Sad really, same man who only months ago said he didn't know much about economics and how our economy is ran.

Itrguy0013711d ago

Mccain can go and kiss my as* he dosen't even know how to use a computer which is really sad i bet he dosen't even know how to use a Gps With bold letter in the manual

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rosebowl233717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

opposes net neutrality? ok, i was gona vote for him but now im gona have to think twice about it. obama is horrible but i feel very strongly about net neutrality.

damn it. worst election EVER.

JD_Shadow3717d ago

If Obama wins, or men and women can soon come home from the dumbass war in Iraq.

If McCain wins, he'll keep them there for 100 years (his words).

This decision is pretty easy for me.

DwightOwen3716d ago

I don't favor giving Washington control over every little aspect of my life. If Telcom companies are screwing their customers, their customers should leave en masse, forcing them to either correct their ways or face bankruptcy. I personally have my own issues with Time Warner (formerly Comcast here in Texas - it's nice to know after they got bought out (see, it works) that they still suck; at least they're consistent).

This constant turning-to-the-government-to-f ix-everything-for-you both annoys and alarms me. It's akin to a bunch of children tattling to Mummy and Daddy. I guess that's where the term "nanny state" originated from.

lukeb4dunk3716d ago

I agree completely. The more power the government has, the less freedom we all get. As Ronald Reagan once said in his inaugural presidential speech, "Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem."

The thing is, is in some locations, there is little choice for consumers to choose from when it comes to Internet access. I really don't have the answers, but I don't think having the government take care of it is one of them.

Itrguy0013711d ago

This is a crap Election but at least Obama Is BETTER than McGay I hope theirs a Better President canadate in 8 Years or somthin

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iamtehpwn3717d ago

Just reminds me why I'd never vote for you.

Obama 08.

dinkeldinkse3717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

That's a dumb reason not to vote for somebody because he is going to crack down on something illegal, but I doubt that's your real reason. I don't really want to know anyway.

Hey would someone tell me why they disagree with me or is that random person that goes disagreeing with everybody.

vickers5003716d ago

"Hey would someone tell me why they disagree with me or is that random person that goes disagreeing with everybody. "

Sure I'll tell you. No its not a dumb reason to not vote for him. Someone who is an avid downloader of movies, music, and software would be pretty pissed if he actually helped to arrest more of these people. We already have way too many prisoners that shouldn't be in there to begin with (couch potato potheads, medical marijuana patients, among others) and I don't think a person would want to vote for a president that would work harder to put them away for watching a f*cking movie or listening to a damn song when they would rather just not even see the damn thing in the first place.

That's my opinion. You may not agree with it, but that does not mean its wrong (nor does it mean it's right either).

Dashmoney1013717d ago

presidon't American't lol