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I find it impossible to take SOPA so seriously. Seriously? SOPA? As in soup?
But whatever. If it passes, it will have to be revoked because it violates free speech.
that is all, that is all
With the delay of SOPA it probably gets worse.
...and probably there will be future bills that will be way more worse than this one if we don't start to fix democracy in the US.
Read this interview with Lawrence Lessig, the lawyer that invented Creative Commons, to find out why
Yeah the government really are fuckers. Fuck them if they pass it. Im hopping the border into Canada, or I'll just look to get the IP addresses of the pirate bay.
According to Wikipedia, most of the news channels are owned by organizations that SUPPORT SOPA.
Here's a link to the list of SOPA supporters:
Here's a link to the list of news channels:
At 12/20/11 11:56 AM, Natick wrote: $50 says it doesn't pass.
Even if it doesn't pass, you gotta ask yourself, what kind of government is ruling over the American people right now? This law *clearly* undermines the first amendment, and it should've failed in lobby immediately. But it didn't. It went to House.
Ron Paul 2012, everybody.
Shit like this law is why the rest of the world hates the U.S. , although we know not everybody over there is agreeing with stuff like this. I signed a few petitions and hope SOPA does not pass.
At 12/20/11 11:56 AM, Natick wrote: $50 says it doesn't pass.
$50 it does pass.
90% of the politicians voting 'for' SOPA barely know how to start up their own PCs. We're all doomed.
lol fuk u
At 12/28/11 09:14 AM, BarryLyndonIII wrote: What's truly hilarious is that "SOPA" means soup in Spanish.
But still, SOPA sucks. But soup is great.
In Swedish "sopa" means either "a piece of trash" or "to sweep". It made no sense to me at first, I thought americans were improving their waste disposal systems. Then I realized that it's about sweeping away the Internet as we know it. It's funny how it translates =D
Whats stupid about this whole thing in the first place, is that it's not going to stop piracy, people will find a way around it and continue to do it, all it does is hurt the common users who may have accidentally (Or knowingly) used a copyrighted image/mp3/whatever.
It's clear that these old guys in congress are like "Oh god, the internet is a scary beast that must be beaten into submission with eggsalad sandwhiches" while they're watching their golden girls reruns.
At 12/31/11 10:13 AM, JWADE wrote: I know right
THAT PICTURE BETTER NOT GET NEWGROUNDS IN TROUBLE WITH SOPA!!!
I hope this, "SOPA" organzation or whatever will never happen. Because if it will then that sucks. :(
you know whats funny, is that people can be imprisoned under sopa. and not just in the u.s. there was a case of a british guy who had some pirated material on his site, and he was brought over from britain to the u.s for trial! dont know the full details, but it was on a youtube vid.
At 12/28/11 03:09 AM, CostaRic wrote:If this comes to pass, then the only thing positive I can say about all of this is that I could tell my Grand kids that I lived during the Golden Age of the internet while I was their age.This actually made me feel bad and tremble in goosebumps...
The internet is going to die thanks to a bunch of fucken idiots who don't know shit about the internet, or even a computer as a matter of fact.
My understanding is that the internet in concept, is an extremely large connection of computers world wide. Therefore how can any one entity claim ownership or authority over other users and computers.
The lack of mainstream media attention just show how high up this goes. Clearly law markers want this to go under the table.
The internet is the last "place" left unregulated, or in other words FREE. I believe powerful people hate the internet for what it is, being free and organically made by the people of the world. Even if by fluke this doesn't pass, they will try again and again using different bills with different names, all with the same goal.
I also believe when/if this does pass the dns blocking will being slowly not to start an up roar.
Ironically the US of A is the country that needs and benefits most from the internet, this bill will hurt e-commerce. Especially for the little guys e-shop. Perhaps this bad piece of shit legislation will be the tipping point for the economy.
My advice; get software which bypasses dns blocking, let your un-"officials" know your pist off as fucken hell and won't take there stupid ignorant bullshit anymore.
And I'll do everything I can to raise hell on earth for this outrage.
Keep on fighting the good fight.
"And the television's spewing hate, Talk bout the rise of crime rates, Heard the broke state gonna say it, It's all sinking now and we're way too late," --- Tim Armstrong
At 1/1/12 10:57 AM, DaveRaymond wrote: you know whats funny, is that people can be imprisoned under sopa. and not just in the u.s. there was a case of a british guy who had some pirated material on his site, and he was brought over from britain to the u.s for trial! dont know the full details, but it was on a youtube vid.
How in the holy love of fuck can that happen?
Next thing you know, the US will imprison other nations armies in order to arrest everyone in other countries.
That would suck ass.
I am King of the Muffin butts BITCH! Fuck yar.
we even have problems with this sopa thing...
we ran a game forums site and a game blog on you tube... which a company can shutdown our sites... if we didn't do anything to stop sopa...
Want to know what I truly believe SOPA is? A blindfold. Thank goodness you mentioned the NDAA, Tom but listen everyone.
Technology has been pushed on us and we willingly took it for years because of all the accessibility it gives us to an unlimited amount of things. Now something like the SOPA bill being put out to limit our accessibility will get all our skirts ruffled because now the majority of us are defending this great thing we call internet.
Has anyone noticed how quiet and calm the NDAA bill was going through? Not even mainstream media does a report on it, that just goes to show we are being played. The NDAA is way more important then SOPA, spread the word on both these bills everyone.
Fight the good fight! Together we can end this trash once and for all, and preven tthe Internet from entering the Stupid Ages!
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The Senate is scheduled to vote on the internet censorship bill on Tuesday, January 24th, and unless we can find 41 senators to block the vote, it is going to pass. Will you meet with your senators during the January recess and ask them to vote it down?
Even if it doesn't pass, you gotta ask yourself, what kind of government is ruling over the American people right now?
A stupid one, that's what. More to the point, the onyl good thing from this is that Obama said he would veto the bill, no matter what happens.
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At 1/6/12 11:00 PM, HiryuGouki wrote:Even if it doesn't pass, you gotta ask yourself, what kind of government is ruling over the American people right now?A stupid one, that's what. More to the point, the onyl good thing from this is that Obama said he would veto the bill, no matter what happens.
Even if Obama does veto it, congress can still override the veto.
Has the NG staff considered to participate in a blackout strike as was suggested by Reddit or by that loose conglomerate with Google, Wikipedia and other giants?
Yes I know that this is a question which I'm probably not even in the position to ask. But then again this bill is not just bad for the US, but the worldwide Internet community as a whole for at least 3 reasons:
1) The US is the leading force behind the "war on piracy" and extending the boundaries of copyright worldwide. We have clear evidence with ACTA, in Sweden  and in Spain . There are
likely more examples.
2) The US has currently still (directly or indirectly) a relatively high level of control over crucial Internet infrastructure; with SOPA they intend to exert worldwide control over generic TLDs such as .net
3) It's a direct attack against free speech worldwide; it's a terrible sign for a country where free speech has been held once so high
I'm certainly not even closely to beeing anti-US or similar; but this bill is just terrible to say the least and thus it needs to be fighted by all means, even by people who usually prefer not to give a s*** what happens in the US.
 http://falkvinge.net/2011/09/05/cable-re veals-extent-of-lapdoggery-from-swedish-
 http://boingboing.net/2010/12/03/wikilea ks-cables-rev.html
At 1/14/12 05:58 AM, Valio wrote: Has the NG staff considered to participate in a blackout strike as was suggested by Reddit or by that loose conglomerate with Google, Wikipedia and other giants?
I was about to propose that too. Tomorrow Internet is going to suck, but well.