DRM was created in the first place which what triggered software/hardware cracking in the 80s. Sorohanro you are right on the anti-piracy folks that they are who started this fiasco. But blaming it totally on crackers and distributors are pretty bias.
Also, using the piracy to justify the acts of censorship are fucking BS. Hey fucking US and its pricks keep bashing on China's Internet Great Firewall, yet today you see they are doing the same. Fuck democracy.
This doesn't change the problem.
Since the gov, precious website(s) and motherfuckers around can't help you then now you have to help yourself. End of story! Or roll down the dark hill like a moss stone. Protect yourself. No one can help you.
No one can help us if we keep bashing and separating each other. We have to help ourselves.
Well, I see why this kind of legislation can be made.
It's because people let it. I see here on NG almost no reaction of this, no site blackout, no official statement, no musicians outraged, not too many posts in the thread, no community protecting itself.
That means we will probably get the legislation that we deserve for our ignorance and laziness.
It's a matter of time when people realize these when the feds knock on their door or get cut off the net by ISP companies. Or mass lawsuits into their asses for remixing shit. Fun times!
Don't worry, NG is full of once legal become illegal shits.
Sometime it's good to let people get the warned pains to realize something is happening rather than begging and wastefulness your time on their ignorance and irresponsibility.
Let them get the punch(es) in their nuts to taste the pains.
At 2/5/12 01:37 PM, Gario wrote:
Mmm, and what would all that wonderful stuff do for us? Unlike the previous bills, this is something that's signed and kicked out the door already. While the European members among us can fight against it, <s>the methods used against SOPA and PIPA would be meaningless</s>.
Wow, what a nice ignorant and irresponsible comment, especially when it's quite stupid to assume that things are done.
Don't confuse laziness with the conservation of energy for the shit to come. Site blackouts, official statements and the like are a waste of time and energy on something like this - a different approach would be necessary, and it would need to be an internationally shared agenda. It's one that also hasn't been devised yet - if anyone knows how to unite to global population that's affected by this then I'll join that band wagon.
Did you know that Wikipedia is the first site to call the blackout on SOPA/PIPA? And did you know that thanked to them, over 4.62 millions online/offline letters flooded the US Congress mail boxes. 2.6 millions for Canada. 1.9 millions in UK. The bill refused right on the next day.
Here is the moral of the story: United We Stand : Divided We Fall. So keep pushing and waiting for other to act first won't save your stinky asses in this case.
Even the Polish know the bill passed, the are still protesting, right now.
Remember why the Internet was made in the first place. It didn't create for fuckers to just entertain and shits.
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
Tim Berners-Lee - father of World Wide Web
You don't have to wait for something to happen. The tool is there: the Net. Why not use it? Where is your creativity and courage? There are tons of social site and apps for you to express, to keep passing on the awareness.
if anyone knows how to unite to global population that's affected by this then I'll join that band wagon.
Again, action comes from your responsibility and awareness. No one can help you if you keep your mouth, ears and eyes shut. Even if I manage to pull them open with a bolt cutter.