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SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by J8cob1 on 1/18/2012, 12:49 am

I know this is long, but please read. Tomorrow, January 18th, hundreds of internet sites like reddit, wikipedia, and the website for mozilla firefox are going to black out in protest to the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). What is your opinion on all of this? Mine is this: These bills that actively censor the internet and give companies the ability to shut down entire websites due to only the possibility of piracy are bad. They should not pass. Voice your opinions here. If you are from the United States of America (like I am) then it would also be a good idea to let congress know that censoring the internet is bad. For those of you who think "Oh, stupid Americans and there stupid bills" (a.k.a: not from the U.S) then you should be afraid of these bills to. Imagine, your favorite American based sites (like Youtube) could be shut down or heavily censored. I know people are not fans of excessive censorship. The U.S could potentially screw over half the internet, (yah, that also means social networking) and tick-off a lot of people if it passes.

In a nutshell: SOPA and PIPA are BAD. Do not let it pass if you value internet freedom. Voive your opinions please.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by amadgunslinger on 1/18/2012, 1:27 am

This had better not happen, if so that will kill the Internet.
And let's just say some site like YouTube got closed, that is like one of the worlds top tens sites, I would feel like putting a gun barrel in my mouth.

I am completely against this >:|

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 1/18/2012, 3:54 am

I suggest people do their own research. Look it up and see what it all says for themselves.
Never go off of hear-say.
With that said. I am against SOPA and PIPA. Like previously mentioned, it gives the government "dictatorship" over the internet.
Anything they say is piracy, or even if they feel it might be, could be shut down.
So if I posted a fresh .jar for someone to downgrade to on here. They could shut down this website as a whole.

Take a minute and check out this URL:
STOP SOPA AND PIPA
Sign the petition. It only takes a few second and it could help us have tremendous impact.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by fidel52 on 1/18/2012, 10:29 am

did that law pass to stop cyber bullying? lol

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by madscientist032 on 1/18/2012, 6:17 pm

fidel52 wrote:did that law pass to stop cyber bullying? lol
As it stands right now, SOPA has been declared as "dead", which is good.

However, PIPA has not been killed...yet.

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PIPA MUST DIE

Post by JAMESTHEJRAGON on 1/18/2012, 6:51 pm

We will kill PIPA.........
;)

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by mickdude2 on 1/18/2012, 7:33 pm

Let's all take pause to remember that China(and other communist countries) limit internet use much like this. There is a fine line between limiting piracy and limiting free speech. It's hard to say what exactly will be a good solution, but SOPA and PIPA sure as hell aren't going to stop it. "wherever there is power and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done. Likewise, wherever there is internet and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done.". Forget who said that, but it speaks volumes about the current situation. There is no definitive way to stop piracy, but limiting possibilities is definitely not the way to do it.

In conclusion: SOPA and PIPA are trying to do good but are doing it the wrong way. Find another way to do it, Congress. Should keep them busy for another year or so.....

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by BroadStreetBully on 1/18/2012, 8:17 pm

But I like pirating :(

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by lordgonk on 1/18/2012, 8:22 pm

mickdude2 wrote:"wherever there is power and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done. Likewise, wherever there is internet and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done.". Forget who said that
What if that quote was copyrighted!!!!! You pirate pirat
Oh god, now that I also used that quote from whoever said that and is possibly copyrighted I too am a pirate pirat arrrrr

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by mickdude2 on 1/18/2012, 8:25 pm

lordgonk wrote:
mickdude2 wrote:"wherever there is power and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done. Likewise, wherever there is internet and a will to do wrong, wrong will be done.". Forget who said that
What if that quote was copyrighted!!!!! You pirate pirat

O MY GOD I'M GOING TO JAIL!! wait, what if what you said was copyrighted and you're going to jail? what if we get sued? what if we DIE???!!!???



INCEPTION!!!

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by madscientist032 on 1/18/2012, 8:29 pm

You know, it's a helluvalot easier to control what goes on in the Internet when the government shuts it off.

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:P

Post by JAMESTHEJRAGON on 1/18/2012, 9:59 pm

I say we just put a big set of quotation marks around the entire internet and make everything better :P

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More info

Post by J8cob1 on 1/18/2012, 10:06 pm

Heres a video conveniently provided by Totalbiscut (A.K.A: TotalHalibut) on what SOPA and PIPA do (skip tp 1:46 if you do not want to hear the short acronym rant):


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RE:PIPA

Post by JAMESTHEJRAGON on 1/18/2012, 10:16 pm

lol yeah saw that video earlier, "everything in america has to be friggin marketable"-TB LOL....so true

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by J8cob1 on 1/18/2012, 10:33 pm

Yah a note, is has not passed yet so thats why there is still disagreement. The voting is January 24th if I am not mistaken (constant delays).

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RE:PIPA

Post by JAMESTHEJRAGON on 1/18/2012, 10:41 pm

I feel as though we.......you know, The People :P should be allowed to vote and not let people who barely know what google is vote for us.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by J8cob1 on 1/18/2012, 11:00 pm

These bills open the door for corporations to abuse the system also... Very much so.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by JAMESTHEJRAGON on 1/18/2012, 11:16 pm

I think the best thing to do with the internet is just leave it and if something is on it that upsets you, you have about 3 choices......
hack it
argue it
ignore it

these all may or may not become illegal

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by J8cob1 on 1/19/2012, 7:24 pm

Update: No more mega upload. I never really use it but I know a lot of people are mad.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by madscientist032 on 1/19/2012, 7:30 pm

J8cob1 wrote:Update: No more mega upload. I never really use it but I know a lot of people are mad.
I never used it because everybody I knew who used it would get viruses. Same thing for Megavideo.

I never trusted those sites anyways.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by InitialBN on 1/19/2012, 7:37 pm

J8cob1 wrote:Update: No more mega upload. I never really use it but I know a lot of people are mad.

Anon is fucking a lot of shit up, because of this.

Its pretty amusing, actually.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by BroadStreetBully on 1/19/2012, 9:29 pm

Lol, so far Anon brought down:

justice.gov
universalmusic.com
riaa.org
mpaa.org
copyright.gov
hadopi.fr
wmg.com
usdoj.gov
bmi.com
fbi.gov

Most are back up, though.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by Kevo235 on 1/19/2012, 11:32 pm

I love the people that say 'Ignore SOPA' and stuff like that.

Are you a lemming? No. You are a human. You don't just go with whatever... You fight for your freedom.

Just like the French saying enough's enough with Oppression


Just like the Americans being tired of the British and their Taxes and such.



Just like the Russians putting down the Czar



We have shown in history that we will not stand for this kind of bullshit.

Down with SOPA.

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Re: SOPA and PIPA black out day.

Post by InitialBN on 1/19/2012, 11:35 pm

Just saying.

EDIT: MegaUpload is kind of back up :b!

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