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Old 16-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #21
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Looks like SOPA got shut down:
http://www.examiner.com/computers-in...use-kills-sopa
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Old 16-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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In the comments to that article they claim that the SOPA isn't dead for good. And of course even if and when it were, they will keep drafting new laws until they succeed at catching the public with their guard down.

The funny thing is that the US government does pressure foreign governments to pass tougher laws than what they manage to pass by the Congress at home. Well anyway, the pressure doesn't negate the fact that it's the lawmakers in those countries who pass the laws, and either the public's more apathetic in those countries, or the mechanisms for the public oversight of the political caste are poorer. My experience here in Spain makes me lean towards the second thesis.
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Old 17-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #23
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Wikipedia has announced it will be joining the Jan. 18 web blackout protesting SOPA and PIPA.

Comedy response: Tucows (holy crap, Tucows still exists) will be taking part in the blackout too.

EDIT: https://twitter.com/#!/rupertmurdoch/status/158317988284596224 Murdoch is on our side... This makes me so conflicted.
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Old 17-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #24
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I would say we should turn off our downloads...but us being online is more of a Take That then blacking the site out.
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Old 17-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #25
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heh good point
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Old 17-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #26
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The Motion Picture Association of America has issued a harsh statement about the blackout:

http://blog.mpaa.org/BlogOS/post/201...kout-Day-.aspx
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Only days after the White House and chief sponsors of the legislation responded to the major concern expressed by opponents and then called for all parties to work cooperatively together, some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.

It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.
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Old 18-01-2012, 05:09 AM   #27
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They really seem to think that if they keep yelling PIRACY that everyone will just go "Oh that's a great cause let us just ignore that their ideas are stupid and won't work cause it is all to stop piracy.". I learned as a kid that some of the most horrible things ever were done by people with the best intentions of stopping some other great evil, I guess this people never learned from history at all.

And the irony in that quote is just so damn huge, how dare they do what they want with their free market rights, they aren't agreeing with us that makes them evil.
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Old 18-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #28
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Apparently SOPA hasn't been shelved after all, only delayed until February.

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Stop Online Piracy Act Markup to Resume in February

Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today said that he expects the Committee to continue its markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act in February.

Chairman Smith: "To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America's intellectual property, we will continue to bring together industry representatives and Members to find ways to combat online piracy.

“Due to the Republican and Democratic retreats taking place over the next two weeks, markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act is expected to resume in February.

“I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property."

http://judiciary.house.gov/news/01172012.html
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Old 18-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #29
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Apparently SOPA hasn't been shelved after all, only delayed until February.



http://judiciary.house.gov/news/01172012.html
Still, having it postponed until February allows a little more time for the anti-SOPA lobby to try their best. I'm sure that what Wikipedia did today will make more people aware than ever.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16623831

Good news for now.
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