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Re: SOPA
« on: December 15, 2011, 06:00:35 PM »
I know I'm new and haven't really contributed much to the boards, but has anyone on here heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act? It hasn't been covered a lot on news networks but it's being touted as crippling both the internet and the first amendment.

Here's some info about it:

http://boingboing.net/2011/12/15/why-sopa-is-unconstitutional.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://americancensorship.org/

There are a lot of other sites about it as well.

If this is the first time you've heard about it and you're an American citizen like me I urge you to email your representatives and let them know how you feel about it. It has potentially far reaching consequences for the internet outside of the United States as well.

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 06:36:27 PM »
Ya, we have a topic about it in the General Board
http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=3461.0

I've also send an email despite the fact I'm not an American citizen, as I think this is something that does matter for all of us.
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 10:45:31 AM »
Thank you for the heads up :) I didn't check. I figured it would have been on the serious topics board.

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 12:46:44 AM »
Here's the Petition:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?slideshow

SOPA and Protect IP Act must be stopped. Sign for what the Internet stands for and what it has helped with! Past, present and future.

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 08:08:24 AM »
I think this video tells a lot about why the current patent and copyright system is crap.
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Re: Re: SOPA
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 06:26:39 AM »
Guess what, everybody! Here's something that you might want to read.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57522609/facebooks-like-may-land-filipinos-in-jail/

And it's infuriating. Something like the SOPA and PIPA (a probably harsher law than those I have mentioned) was recently signed into law in the Philippines. /sigh


I'm beginning to feel everybody's sentiments on this one.
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Re: Re: SOPA
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 08:21:13 AM »
Well that is just ridiculous. It doesn't even seem like you could even justify the creation of a law like that.

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Re: Re: SOPA
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 09:09:34 AM »
World is going crazy. That's what Mayans were trying to say. There will be destruction of the world. The world called Internet.
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Re: Re: SOPA
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 11:33:58 AM »
Ouch! I feel sorry for you, Star!

In other news, spam is a crime now?

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 04:11:41 PM »
Surely if the world does get the internet censored then someone somewhere, if not a group of people, will set up an inter-network that is uncensored and then there will be a mass migration. I can imagine it being like Wikipedia. It starts off small but at a certain stage it really takes off with more and more people adding to the new network. It could be like a revolution of the internet, one without the interference of companies or governments and even if they tried to interfere it would be difficult since it would be more like an underground network that is anti-government.
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 03:27:17 AM »
Surely if the world does get the internet censored then someone somewhere, if not a group of people, will set up an inter-network that is uncensored and then there will be a mass migration. I can imagine it being like Wikipedia. It starts off small but at a certain stage it really takes off with more and more people adding to the new network. It could be like a revolution of the internet, one without the interference of companies or governments and even if they tried to interfere it would be difficult since it would be more like an underground network that is anti-government.

You mean possibly like a Tipping Point?
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 05:52:38 AM »
You mean possibly like a Tipping Point?
Pretty much.
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Re: Re: SOPA
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 05:56:40 AM »
It could be like a revolution of the internet, one without the interference of companies or governments and even if they tried to interfere it would be difficult since it would be more like an underground network that is anti-government.

We certainly need this, as there are some government officials who really make laws in the internet as a form of politicking.


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Re: SOPA
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 08:08:39 AM »
I am sure some SOPA like legislation will be tried again.
SOPA was after all dead from the start, not because of the privacy, but because of some technical consequences like preventing DNSSEC from working properly. This made quite a few previously supporters work to prevent SOPA.

Maybe I'm pessimistic for thinking they'll try again with something that doesn't work against making the internet more robust.

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 01:26:22 PM »
I'm still wondering what happened to megaupload.com. :(