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RE: SOPA. Have you heard?

(01-21-2012 01:35 AM)JenniferOrange Wrote:  I signed the petiton, and I got an exciting email this afternoon!
SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today.
13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the Internet. Hundreds of millions of people saw the black-outs on the 18th.
The email states:
"The MPAA was shocked and seemingly humbled. "This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,' MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. '[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk."
"This altogether is a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."

Congratulations guys! We did it! :] Though SOPA and PIPA may come back in some form, we'll be ready!
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01-21-2012 03:19 PM
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RE: SOPA. Have you heard?

(01-21-2012 03:19 PM)CorinthianMerchant Wrote:  
(01-21-2012 01:35 AM)JenniferOrange Wrote:  I signed the petiton, and I got an exciting email this afternoon!
SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today.
13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the Internet. Hundreds of millions of people saw the black-outs on the 18th.
The email states:
"The MPAA was shocked and seemingly humbled. "This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,' MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. '[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk."
"This altogether is a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."

Congratulations guys! We did it! :] Though SOPA and PIPA may come back in some form, we'll be ready!
<3
FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE!
[RIP MegaUpload, you were the best file sharing website ever.]


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I like how they took down Megaupload just to say, hey, we can do this anyway. It seems like they just wanted to pass SOPA to give themselves the legal justification to do it lol.

Same thing that happened with Bradley Manning before NDAA, then they just pass it to give themselves the legal backing to do what they were already doing.

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(01-21-2012 07:43 PM)Sel Wrote:  I like how they took down Megaupload just to say, hey, we can do this anyway. It seems like they just wanted to pass SOPA to give themselves the legal justification to do it lol.

Same thing that happened with Bradley Manning before NDAA, then they just pass it to give themselves the legal backing to do what they were already doing.

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How were they allowed to simply take them down?

01-21-2012 08:57 PM
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Megaupload.com is like a double-edged sword... first of all, anybody can upload anything to that site... to basically, The users are responsible for what they upload.... on the other-end.. MegaUpload.com should of monitored the files they got uploaded...
SOPA and PIPA is what will destroy Internet (even though the U.S. National Congress delayed the Stop Online Piracy Act)

It's what the Mayan's predicted.... Smile
Basically, what SOPA says is: "If you copy a sentence from our movie into your Movie... you need to pay"

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(01-21-2012 08:57 PM)darkely Wrote:  How were they allowed to simply take them down?

The same way they detained Bradley Manning Pre NDAA. The point I'm making is that they're going to do whatever the fuck they want whether or not they have the legislation to back it up.
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(01-21-2012 09:37 PM)ZyLogicX Wrote:  Megaupload.com is like a double-edged sword... first of all, anybody can upload anything to that site... to basically, The users are responsible for what they upload.... on the other-end.. MegaUpload.com should of monitored the files they got uploaded...
SOPA and PIPA is what will destroy Internet (even though the U.S. National Congress delayed the Stop Online Piracy Act)

It's what the Mayan's predicted.... Smile
Basically, what SOPA says is: "If you copy a sentence from our movie into your Movie... you need to pay"
Well I am going to quote someone and I am not going to pay shit Big Grin

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If any of you have been paying a bit of attention, the SOPA bill has been stopped (for now), but that doesn't mean things are clear. In Europe they are going through with their "own SOPA" called ACTA (which has been around for quite a while) that's getting a hot topic again in some areas. The scariest thing is that all negotiations are done in private. that should scare you.

You might want to get yourself informed about it (if you haven't already), through these links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmQN93Nqq...e.net/acta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counte..._Agreement
http://www.laquadrature.net/acta

Here's a petition against ACTA, sponsored by Anonymous:
http://www.petitiononline.com/stopacta/petition.html

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(01-22-2012 02:09 AM)nackidno Wrote:  If any of you have been paying a bit of attention, the SOPA bill has been stopped (for now), but that doesn't mean things are clear. In Europe they are going through with their "own SOPA" called ACTA (which has been around for quite a while) that's getting a hot topic again in some areas. The scariest thing is that all negotiations are done in private. that should scare you.

You might want to get yourself informed about it (if you haven't already), through these links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmQN93Nqq...e.net/acta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counte..._Agreement
http://www.laquadrature.net/acta

Here's a petition against ACTA, sponsored by Anonymous:
http://www.petitiononline.com/stopacta/petition.html
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