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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 07:24:31 Reply

At 1/13/12 04:45 PM, TomFulp wrote: Behold: My Investigation by the MPAA!

I do hope that they gave you the tape back, after that horrible episode.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 07:32:17 Reply

This whole SOPA thing, I've never been more frightened in my life.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 11:00:07 Reply

Sorry, Tom.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 11:02:26 Reply

It seems Wikipedia is joining the SOPA blackout strike on 18th of January for certain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:S OPA

Google once suggested to become part of the blackout as well, but I have not read any confirmation on their side (they are listed on http://sopastrike.com/ )

It would be a huge step of both if Google would blackout as well; they cover a huge amount of today's Internet traffic
http://www.alexa.com/topsites


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 11:25:19 Reply

Haven't been to the Lit section in ages, but it's always worth checking out to see what kind of legal wranglings a site like this has had to deal with over the years.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 12:14:17 Reply

Hey Tom, I heard that the SOPA authors are backing out on the thing... as a matter of fact, yesterday they even mentioned it on the news!


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 13:02:12 Reply

At 1/14/12 03:01 AM, TharosTheDragon wrote: Tom, you need to join the strike that's happening on the 18th! Reddit is doing it, Mozilla is doing it, even Minecraft is doing it! It's to stop SOPA!

I wanna shred tear when seeing the open source communities stand up and fight for freedom. Cheer to Wikipedia for the one who started to strike.

Where the f--- is Source Forge on that list?

What comes around goes around...

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 13:31:55 Reply

At 1/13/12 04:48 PM, sypike wrote:
At 1/13/12 04:47 PM, chipotleaway wrote: First! Fuck yeah!
Why I do believe I am second, I wish I was as cool as you...

Everyone will be cool, when the redesign is published.
It will be awesome.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 13:58:31 Reply

At 1/13/12 05:11 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/13/12 05:03 PM, JoaoGabriel wrote: Hey tom, can you show some redesing pics to us, please?
Sure why not!

Oh god someone help, I can't stop laughing.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 14:17:30 Reply

At 1/14/12 11:02 AM, Valio wrote: It seems Wikipedia is joining the SOPA blackout strike on 18th of January for certain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:S OPA

Google once suggested to become part of the blackout as well, but I have not read any confirmation on their side (they are listed on http://sopastrike.com/ )

It would be a huge step of both if Google would blackout as well; they cover a huge amount of today's Internet traffic
http://www.alexa.com/topsites

I'm not sure about this. If the websites were made unavailable to the public, wouldn't that mean the government can seize them without anyone looking?


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA- no.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 14:49:16 Reply

That's actually pretty cool. Pain in the ass to develop a black skin on short notice... Tom, you should join that strike :D

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 15:10:31 Reply

At 1/14/12 11:02 AM, Valio wrote: It seems Wikipedia is joining the SOPA blackout strike on 18th of January for certain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:S OPA

"The Wikimedia Foundation is going to support whatever action the community decides to take."

It's a sad day when businesses are more democratic than our government.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 15:16:38 Reply

Amen to that.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 15:37:45 Reply

I love how Newgrounds has gone from trashy to classy, but I really do miss the trashy stuff sometimes. The site grew up and I still haven't!


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 16:12:36 Reply

Tom! Get to the choppa!

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 17:23:45 Reply

That story honestly makes me sick to my stomach. These people are fucking ridiculous.

It's really quite scary.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 17:59:36 Reply

At 1/14/12 12:07 PM, Xyphon202 wrote:
At 1/14/12 11:00 AM, JoaoGabriel wrote: Sorry, Tom.
Enhance!

it's...beautiful.

And damn if SOPA is passed, these companies are gonna have way too much power, they will not know what to do with it but ban the entire internet.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 18:11:52 Reply

At 1/13/12 04:45 PM, TomFulp wrote: I've been transferring old Lit articles to the Wiki, where they will exclusively reside after the redesign launch.

Along the way I found an article that was never formatted for the current layout. With SOPA looming over us it feels newly relevant, so I made some updates and stuck it in the Wiki.

Behold: My Investigation by the MPAA!

those are some really cool newgrounds treasure hunt results, thomas fulp.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 18:17:00 Reply

Ah yes, the redesign.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 19:22:28 Reply

At 1/14/12 06:17 PM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: Ah yes, the redesign.

It's so....

...orange. ._.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-14 21:44:03 Reply

That's pretty obnoxious. I really don't understand why all these big companies think clips are piracy. It's more like advertising...


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 00:28:28 Reply

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The Cyber Police are after Tom.

They back-traced him and found traces of free thought on Newgrounds' servers.

Time for a global DNS block of Newgrounds and an embargo on its ad revenue. If we don't suppress free thought on the Internet then who is going to protect the freedoms of the large companies?

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 02:37:31 Reply

At 1/13/12 06:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's weird because I don't really consider myself that fearless... If the investigator had been from the government I would have spilled my guts about everything and maybe cried in the shower afterwards.

Now you cry in the jacuzzi of your private jet, right? :P

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 04:31:49 Reply

At 1/14/12 12:43 AM, GeneralJ wrote: I don't see SOPA passing on the House Floor. It's far too strict for something that didn't work in the past.
If it does pass, I don't think NG has much to worry about. Most of the content is credited or original. i don't really know but I could be wrong.

You ARE wrong. The people who are pushing this bill freely admit they don't actually understand the internet.

Even as things are now, there was an anti-SOPA song put on YouTube supporting MegaUpload done by Snoop Dogg, P-Diddy, Kanye West and some other artists. Guess what? YouTube was threatened with a full DNS block and server wipe by Universal Media Group, claiming it violated their copyrights. YouTube very quickly took it down, but guess what? UMG did NOT own ANY rights to the song. They didn't even own any of the content of the video at all. Why did they do this? To censor content which raises awareness to an issue which would be negative to them. Oh, and the best part? UMG made YouTube sign an agreement saying they can tell them to take down ANY CONTENT THEY REQUEST REGARDLESS OF WHO OWNS THE RIGHT!

Yes, this should scare the shit out of you.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 06:58:38 Reply

At 1/14/12 02:17 PM, BoredLooney wrote:
At 1/14/12 11:02 AM, Valio wrote: It seems Wikipedia is joining the SOPA blackout strike on 18th of January for certain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:S OPA

Google once suggested to become part of the blackout as well, but I have not read any confirmation on their side (they are listed on http://sopastrike.com/ )

It would be a huge step of both if Google would blackout as well; they cover a huge amount of today's Internet traffic
http://www.alexa.com/topsites
I'm not sure about this. If the websites were made unavailable to the public, wouldn't that mean the government can seize them without anyone looking?

The idea behind the strike is to raise common awareness on one day for people that still missed to realize what is currently happening and why it affects their future (even for non-US residents).
1) you have to push media to report on it
2) you have to spread links to the current petitions that can be signed by anyone and which will be delivered
Without those 2 factors the strike would be useless of course

At 1/14/12 03:10 PM, TharosTheDragon wrote:
At 1/14/12 11:02 AM, Valio wrote: It seems Wikipedia is joining the SOPA blackout strike on 18th of January for certain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:S OPA
"The Wikimedia Foundation is going to support whatever action the community decides to take."

It's a sad day when businesses are more democratic than our government.

I think most of the problems we got today are caused exactly because businesses are not really democratic (especially huge corporations); so it's somehow great and sad at the same time, depending on the perspective.

But one also needs to take into account that the Wikimedia Foundation is exactly that: a foundation that dedicates their existence to a certain cause and not towards profits; I would never call it a "business" in the classical meaning...


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 07:17:19 Reply

Freddy Got Fingered, Always ALWAYS got the wrong Idea of that movie :S

YOUR A WIZARD HARRY

original I am.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 08:43:56 Reply

About SOPA... Maybe I'm more fearful than other people, but I'm really, REALLY, afraid the bill is going to pass. as much as I know how much we have on our side, dem peoples that call themselves SOPA have more than enough power to take down stuff that isn't even infringement at all. This war frightens me.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 09:09:20 Reply

It really sucks that all these stupid organizations get government approval of whatever they plan to do and go around the internet to sites like this one and boss the administrators around by telling what they're allowed to post. Like really? At least it's not a porn site or some site that gives you step by step instructions on how to make a bomb. C'mon MPAA, this is Newgrounds!

The government just keeps setting out more laws and passing more bills and making everything more strict for the average American. One day they're going to be just as bad as North Korea or China and then everything will revolt against them. First they to restrict our rights by putting in hate crimes if you speak out against any race or type of sexual orientation. Not that I would, it's just that if someone wants to say something like that, just let them. First amendment rights. Then they make a law that restricts civilians from bearing fully automatic weapons. Ok, I can see where they're going with this one but really? The difference between semi automatic and full automatic are huge when it comes to follow up shots, but a bullet is still a bullet. It shoots. It kills. If they're worried about kids shooting up schools they should enact better safety methods in school, rather than restrict Americans' rights.

The government is just a powerhorse of politicians, waiting for their next paycheck. All they seem to want to do is pass more laws and become more socialistic. Goodbye America.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 11:56:15 Reply

At 1/15/12 04:31 AM, Sunrie wrote:
At 1/14/12 12:43 AM, GeneralJ wrote: I don't see SOPA passing on the House Floor. It's far too strict for something that didn't work in the past.
If it does pass, I don't think NG has much to worry about. Most of the content is credited or original. i don't really know but I could be wrong.
You ARE wrong. The people who are pushing this bill freely admit they don't actually understand the internet.

Even as things are now, there was an anti-SOPA song put on YouTube supporting MegaUpload done by Snoop Dogg, P-Diddy, Kanye West and some other artists. Guess what? YouTube was threatened with a full DNS block and server wipe by Universal Media Group, claiming it violated their copyrights. YouTube very quickly took it down, but guess what? UMG did NOT own ANY rights to the song. They didn't even own any of the content of the video at all. Why did they do this? To censor content which raises awareness to an issue which would be negative to them. Oh, and the best part? UMG made YouTube sign an agreement saying they can tell them to take down ANY CONTENT THEY REQUEST REGARDLESS OF WHO OWNS THE RIGHT!

Yes, this should scare the shit out of you.

It's fucking bullshit. The fact that these companies are allowed to do this shit... well they aren't, but nobody alone cares to do anything about it. If SOPA passes, they're gonna have a real economic mess to tend to.
It does scare the shit out of me.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story 2012-01-15 12:02:35 Reply

At 1/15/12 09:09 AM, PsyhcoWalrus wrote: It really sucks that all these stupid organizations get government approval of whatever they plan to do and go around the internet to sites like this one and boss the administrators around by telling what they're allowed to post. Like really? At least it's not a porn site or some site that gives you step by step instructions on how to make a bomb. C'mon MPAA, this is Newgrounds!

The government just keeps setting out more laws and passing more bills and making everything more strict for the average American. One day they're going to be just as bad as North Korea or China and then everything will revolt against them. First they to restrict our rights by putting in hate crimes if you speak out against any race or type of sexual orientation. Not that I would, it's just that if someone wants to say something like that, just let them. First amendment rights. Then they make a law that restricts civilians from bearing fully automatic weapons. Ok, I can see where they're going with this one but really? The difference between semi automatic and full automatic are huge when it comes to follow up shots, but a bullet is still a bullet. It shoots. It kills. If they're worried about kids shooting up schools they should enact better safety methods in school, rather than restrict Americans' rights.

The government is just a powerhorse of politicians, waiting for their next paycheck. All they seem to want to do is pass more laws and become more socialistic. Goodbye America.

Yep.
If the corporations don't control it, it doesn't matter if it's constitutional or not; they'll find a way to ban it.
Notice most of this bullshit is proposed by the conservatives? They all are, or were CEOs or somewhere on the high end of a corporate chain in their life. They're all thieves trying to make life better for themselves. Don't even get me started on the taxing issue...