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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 12:39 PM Reply

I love this story, Tom. It's so... relevant


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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 01:29 PM Reply

At 1/15/12 09:09 AM, PsyhcoWalrus wrote: 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.

This world is full of ironic matters. You all always hear the West brag like dogs about human rights in Eastern countries. But look at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Belmarsh...

You are fucked up when you want to speak out. You are on the hunt when you want to express something. You are gonna disappear when you resist back.

And no these are not only in US. Canada is another example. A so-called democratic country.


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 02:30 PM Reply

jeez that's awful

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 03:27 PM Reply

Tom I've noticed that the "attitude" of Newgrounds since its inception has changed a lot from more of a shock site to more of a games site.
Was that your intention?

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 06:14 PM Reply

Sopa is definetly a terrifying prospect, we've all seen what organizations like the MPAA can do without such legislation and to imagine what they could do with it is something I don't think any free minded person would want to even imagine. One thing we have to do to help the fight against this horrific legislation is make sure our representatives know just how much the population as a whole is against this nightmare of a bill. To do so we must contact them through email, phone calls and other means telling them their voters do NOT want this legislation passed and if they vote for it we'll vote someone else in their place in the next election.

To find your representative's contact information follow these links;
http://www.house.gov/
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_in formation/senators_cfm.cfm

Here is a petition I found;
http://act2.freepress.net/sign/media_sop a

Here's a list of more petitions;
http://www.sopa.com/category/petitions

Complaining on a message board is not going to get anything changed. Those of us that are against this legislation have to make our beliefs known to our elected representatives. If you are against this legislation it does not take that long to write a quick, professional email to your representatives detailing your objections to this legislation and why you know it is bad for our nation, the internet and freedom itself.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 15th, 2012 @ 09:53 PM Reply

Oh god i remember that clip. whats his face does it on "Dirty Jobs" and even extracts an egg from a female horse...god how times have changed. If i had any talent for drawing to making graphics. i would make an animation
Ex: It is 2050. Corporations have trademarked every written letter and every musical note every color and all possible combination of them.
THANK GOD WE HAVE TELEPATHY Through the iJACK, Cyborg Steve Jobs says "This is my best idea since the iEYE, which revolutionized the Television and Visual Media industry. after the iEar"
What is on the horizon Mr. Jobs?
"Right now we are working on integrating all of our products together we will call it the iSEX. Where you can reach our and fuck somebody on the moon or mars, once we have settled Buying out our Martian Rival company.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 08:50 AM Reply

At 1/14/12 11:00 AM, JoaoGabriel wrote: Sorry, Tom.

hopefully that's a user customized homepage; wouldn't it would be sweet if we could customize a homepage based on the kind of content (art/music/movies/games) we enjoy...

it would be like if all of the data of users we have listed as our favorites actually did something

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 10:15 AM Reply

At 1/15/12 03:27 PM, McZero wrote: Tom I've noticed that the "attitude" of Newgrounds since its inception has changed a lot from more of a shock site to more of a games site.
Was that your intention?

Im curious to know too. When I was a kid thats the original reason I came to newgrounds. Cuz it had adult games and videos that i really shouldnt have been watching. Then they started having really cool animations coming in, and now they all just seem...generic. No shock value whatsoever. I remember when fallen angel teaser came out. it blew everyones mind! And at the moment the only animations I look forward to now are ones done by Egoraptor, or Oney.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 11:06 AM Reply

Atleast they chose a fitting name SOPA = Trash in swedish.

The guns of revolution shall never fall silent!


If it ain't broke, ill break it..

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 11:14 AM Reply

http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-den ver/house-kills-sopa

I have doubts that this is a good sign.
I think they're just retreating to come forth at another moment when there's less organized resistance.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 12:42 PM Reply

Tom, I admire you for keeping your cool when the Feds came knockin' at your door. It's amazing how the MPAA jumped to conclusions and was ready to hang you and Newgrounds without due process. Thomas Jefferson must be spinning in his grave over all of the losses of our Constitutional rights from companies that are more interested in profit than personal liberty.

Don't get me wrong - I don't promote piracy. People shouldn't take what isn't theirs. But if someone (or some company) feels otherwise, we are all entitled to due process - you know, that whole "innocent until proven guilty" concept. Even that is faulty, but at least there's a chance to be heard and a case to be made and fought.

With all the groundswell of the anti-SOPA / PIPA/ etc from most of the internet companies, I don't think they'll pass in the near future. But I will tell you this: if for some God-forsaken reason they DO become law, you will see a tsunami of hacks and attacks as never before. I'm not talking about the script-kiddies and wanna-bes - I'm talking about the TRUE hackers - the ones you never see, who never gloat about their accomplishments - the ones that don't get caught. They will tear down the MPAA and all of the businesses that support SOPA, and be relentless in their attacks until the law is repealed.

No, I'm not one of them. But I know they are out there. I know what they are capable of - and I am glad that they are on our side. Because if they don't act first, we stand to lose a lot of on-line business in America by our own hands:

Here's how a foreign hacker can take down a legitimate business in America under the proposed SOPA bill:

- Hacker gains access to some folders on an e-commerce site (not that hard)
- Using simple tools, they create a sub-site that "sells" pirated video and/or audio
- They leave the rest of the site alone as not to bring attention to themselves
- Once that subsite is finished, they pass the URL around to their associates to drum up some activity
- After it's up a few days, they report it (anonymously) to the MPAA - who see the site and then force an immediate junction against the ISP and the site owner
- This will shut down the e-commerce site for a while, costing the owners a lot of money in lost sales. If it's down long enough, it could put them out of business. They will be caught completely off guard, with no recourse to argue the action.
- Now, imagine this happening to big online stores, like Amazon, Ebay, Walmart or to a travel agency or airlines system...It would be a nightmare.

The clowns who are pushing SOPA have no idea of the troubles they will cause - and my personal view on it is this: unless you are very familiar with how the Internet works and how things are interconnected in this global economy, you have NO business in making policy about it's use. We have fools in Congress and the Senate who think that the Internet is AOL; some don't even use a computer. Why the hell are they even voting on this ?

Sorry about my rant - it just bugs me a lot when the government stomps all over our civil liberties and treats us more like cattle and less than human.


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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 03:33 PM Reply

These are lies!

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 04:43 PM Reply

SOPA has been shelved. This is great news. However, the fight is not over, as Congress is most likely using this is a method to pass the less extreme bill PIPA, so that it doesn't seem so bad, when in actuality, it's still a terrible bill to get passed. You can see the transcript where it's stated that they still plan to pass the PROTECT IP act.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:04 PM Reply

At 1/15/12 02:37 AM, fourchinnigan wrote:
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

My private jet doesn't have a jacuzzi. :( I went for a lap pool and shower.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:05 PM Reply

Now you cry in the jacuzzi of your private jet, right? :P
My private jet doesn't have a jacuzzi. :( I went for a lap pool and shower.

Hey a cat seems to have taken the countdown clock down, what happened? lol

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:07 PM Reply

At 1/15/12 03:27 PM, McZero wrote: Tom I've noticed that the "attitude" of Newgrounds since its inception has changed a lot from more of a shock site to more of a games site.
Was that your intention?

There was never any intention there, the site is just growing up with me. I always loved games and always wanted to make games. My early stuff was more angsty and shocking... I still expect to have stuff like that down the road, but I like trying a lot of other stuff now. If I kept making games where celebrities' heads explode, I imagine people would have gotten really tired of it by now. Plus sensational themes in general got tired out as the internet ran stuff into the ground.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 1/16/12 05:05 PM, Kirbyfemur wrote:
Now you cry in the jacuzzi of your private jet, right? :P
My private jet doesn't have a jacuzzi. :( I went for a lap pool and shower.
Hey a cat seems to have taken the countdown clock down, what happened? lol

The game is finally done and in the App store, so we needed to carve out a spot for it. :P


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:13 PM Reply

At 1/16/12 05:08 PM, TomFulp wrote:
The game is finally done and in the App store, so we needed to carve out a spot for it. :P

Oh tom you so silly. Just good to see you guys are still semi active in the community with all the work that you have to do

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 16th, 2012 @ 05:14 PM Reply

Give em hell tom!

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 05:57 AM Reply

Ive been warning people about this my whole life ....y u no listen until to late?

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Response to Classic MPAA Story Jan. 22nd, 2012 @ 07:18 PM Reply

You could have created another field for it...