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SOPA is (Shelved)... one down, and one more to go...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Holyknight3000, Jan 17, 2012. | Replies: 35 | Views: 2685

  1. Holyknight3000

    Holyknight3000 D3 Fan Creations Forum Moderator

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    I just received word that SOPA is dead:

    http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-denver/house-kills-sopa One down and another to go. I'm looking at PROTECT IP (PIPA). I can breathe easier but not fully until PIPA is gone.

    HK

    (PS: Sigh I thought too soon; sorry guys keep up the good fight. I know I am!)
  2. Glurin

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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    Unfortunately you can't really breath easier yet. The bill is shelved, not killed. It can be brought back at any time. Not only that, but unpopular bills like this have a habit of attaching themselves to other bills, causing opposition to choose between allowing it to become law or being accused of "throwing granny off a cliff".
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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    this is mildly embarassing but other than that the bill is designed to stop piracy, I don't even know what's in it and why it will lead to the death of the internet. what's the clause that's got everyone all worked up?
  4. Holyknight3000

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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    Sigh then we must always be vigilant then. I hate how this crap even came into being.


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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    they should make a law stopping that bundling laws deal, and they should not bundle SOPA into said law.



  6. Glurin

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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    To put it simply, it's way too broad and way too open to abuse. SOPA gives the Great Firewall of China a run for its money in terms of draconian censorship potential.



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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    It's kinda like a DMCA takedown process . . . but for entire websites at the DNS level . . . and without a counter-notice process . . . and the ISP who complies gets immunity from any resulting consequences.



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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    Like the result but not digging the NDAA more
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    Re: SOPA is dead... one down, and one more to go...

    It's cool. Romney said he was all for the NDAA, because American's should just elect presidents that don't abuse it. Simple!



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    Well, even if PIPA gets through to the Pres., Obama has said that he'll veto both if they get near him. We don't have much to worry about, and I really doubt it'll get a 2/3 majority override, as it's such an unpopular bill.

    Don't get me wrong though, all actions against PIPA are great!
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    He said a lot of things...
    And he signed the NDAA on Jan 1. Not a good sign.
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    It's too hot of an issue now to pass on its own, so they'll probably just attach it to a bill about increasing hospital benefits for wounded war vets or something.



  15. Glurin

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    The online protests have begun. Wikipedia, boinboing, etc. have gone dark. Google's protest is a bit underwhelming though. They just blacked out the logo and made it link to their anti-SOPA message.
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    If you really want to read the wikipedia page press escape right as the page loads to the text.

    Lol
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    If anyone's keeping score, you might be interested in this. Marco Rubio (one of the sponsors) is openly pulling his support, but Harry Reid wants to push it to a floor vote.

    Don't ever fall for the "GOP is teh EBIL KKKorporation" anti-House bullcrap being peddled by some n00z outlets. <Everyone> there has his or her face in the Progressive trough, there's just some who enjoy gorging themselves more than others. They're the ones who are behind this, and a scary number of them have a "D" behind their name.
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    It's a true testament to their skill in politics that they can be as wildly corrupt, racist, greedy, incompetent, fascist and untruthful as they want, yet convince so many people that all those things are inherent traits exclusive to the Republican party. It's like the Sith. There is the apprentice and the master, who we call the republican and the democrat. They both follow the same overall agenda, but one has more skill at achieving it while the other makes for a good fall guy.
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    If google is serious about this, they should black out for like an hour, people would go berzerk.
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    Maybe not. People are so dependent on it these days that that could cause a sudden void in worldwide knowledge, creating a massive IQ black hole and rendering everybody so stupid that they can no longer function.

    On the other hand, two girls one cup could claim no more victims for a while... :ponder:

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