WARNING!!!Stop American Censorship This week, SOPA!!!! Page 2

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  • smoothpete 6 Jan 2012 15:56:48 31,520 posts
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    ĦQue asco!
  • Deleted user 6 January 2012 15:57:56
    MetalDog wrote:
    I wonder where else they've tried that trick?
    Britain has such a strong track record of standing up to America, after all.
    don't think the government want any more riots :)

    Americalol
  • SpaceDave3000 6 Jan 2012 16:22:45 78,221 posts
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    cianchristopher wrote:
    Oh no, not Spain.
    Tip of the iceberg though, isn't it.

    They've probably spouted similar warnings at all the countries that don't want any part of it.

    Honestly, people should take this more seriously, it's quite literally the end of free information and relative anonymity and hello to corporate monopolisation, complete with outrageous litigation and the possibility of deportation.

    The Great Firewall of China has absolutely nothing on this.

    And the best part is that the main corporations that back it are single handedly responsible for all the piracy on the internet, right down to owning, developing, commercialising, exclusively distributing and profiting from almost all of the software used to do it.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 16:41:05 06-01-2012

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  • Deleted user 6 January 2012 16:49:28
    Got any examples?
  • SpaceDave3000 6 Jan 2012 16:55:20 78,221 posts
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    Examples of what? CNet exlusively distibuting Limewire, iMesh and Kazaa. Cnet belongs to CBS Corp is a good start.

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  • cianchristopher 6 Jan 2012 17:00:03 6,360 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    And the best part is that the main corporations that back it are single handedly responsible for all the piracy on the internet, right down to owning, developing, commercialising, exclusively distributing and profiting from almost all of the software used to do it.
    Really? That's interesting.
  • SpaceDave3000 7 Jan 2012 23:12:00 78,221 posts
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    Big coordinated web blackout coming up to protest SOPA. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia amongst others are to shut shop for a time to make their grievances felt.

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  • disusedgenius 7 Jan 2012 23:17:23 5,337 posts
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    Oh cool. When are they planning to do that?
  • Tom_Servo 7 Jan 2012 23:18:51 17,962 posts
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    The video DB is talking about is on the previous page, it's definitely interesting (and the guy doing it is a good watch, so it isn't boring).

    edit: That's the video about companies distributing file-sharing software.

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 23:24:00 07-01-2012
  • Deleted user 7 January 2012 23:22:18
    Why the fuck do L'Oreal and Revlon support SOPA?
  • Tom_Servo 7 Jan 2012 23:23:01 17,962 posts
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    Coverage of SOPA is non-existent on American news networks because... hey, guess who supports it?
  • SpaceDave3000 7 Jan 2012 23:23:36 78,221 posts
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    Because they're under a parent corp that told them to.

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  • Kostabi 7 Jan 2012 23:24:52 4,932 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Why the fuck do L'Oreal and Revlon support SOPA?
    Heh, mental. It's probably so they can get something they're lobbying for pushed through later on thanks to the usual back scratching bollocks.
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Jan 2012 23:26:45 8,087 posts
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    Now all we need to do is convince congress that Xbox Live is evil. Doing that will remove 95% of the racist twats. Then all we need to do is sell Liverpool to them to mop up the final 5%.
  • Deleted user 7 January 2012 23:27:11
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Because they're under a parent corp that told them to.
    The parent company of L'Oreal is the L'Oreal Group though. All I can think of is some of the board members being involved in other companies but I would love the justification they used to sell it to the rest of the board.
  • SpaceDave3000 7 Jan 2012 23:29:07 78,221 posts
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    Might be something to do with advertising then. By people downloading shows, they don't have to watch their brainless whores poncing about with mascara.

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  • Tom_Servo 7 Jan 2012 23:43:41 17,962 posts
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    By the way, if people think this doesn't really affect them because it's an American law, think again.

    Now, I don't run a piracy website, but that is worrying, worrying stuff. I wouldn't be surprised if they start trying to go after people in other countries who upload videos of TV shows/songs onto YouTube if SOPA passes.
  • Deleted user 7 January 2012 23:48:25
    The PIPA legislation isn't any better either.

    It's only the likes of Google and Facebook that have any chance of being able to stop this, part of the problem is the lack of lobbying by those on the other side of the fence to the copyright obsessed companies. They can no longer hope to keep operating they way they want (and should) when those in power pride themselves on not knowing about tech and happily take money for votes.
  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 00:20:26
    cianchristopher wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    And the best part is that the main corporations that back it are single handedly responsible for all the piracy on the internet, right down to owning, developing, commercialising, exclusively distributing and profiting from almost all of the software used to do it.
    Really? That's interesting.
    :D
  • Lukey__b 8 Jan 2012 00:26:53 3,716 posts
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    Could someone give me a quick run down of the problems here?

    After watching that video it does seem wrong that the companies promoting piracy made money from it and the sued to make more money from it. How does it impact non-pirating activities though?

    Like it being the end of the internet etc.?

    Genuine question, if you guys are worked up about it then I trust there is a reason other than maybe stopping you from dodging adverts by streaming/downloading shows? (something I can understand why they would do (not that I don't stream them myself))

    I feel I need to tell my friends something bad is happening, but telling them they're passing a law to stop pirating wont cut it ;)

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  • Tom_Servo 8 Jan 2012 00:29:38 17,962 posts
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    A summing up
  • Lukey__b 8 Jan 2012 00:46:12 3,716 posts
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    Can they do DNS blocks now, for terrorist sites for example?

    I saw the example with Blogger.com. Would they get away with blocking the whole thing just because of a couple or pirates on it? Is the power going to be completely in the hands of the corporations and not answerable to anyone else?

    If a friend of mine punches someone when we're in a group together, that friend is entitled to self defence, but it doesn't mean that they can start throwing fists at me. Would there be nothing to curtail over zealous use of their powers?

    Edit: stupid example. Trying to think of something where there is a law/right in place but restrictions on that law/right. I guess if the corporations are in charge of it rather than approaching a judge to get the site blocked, then that would be the problem....

    Edited by Lukey__b at 00:48:03 08-01-2012

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  • Lukey__b 8 Jan 2012 00:58:10 3,716 posts
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    Ah, read a bit more about it over at RPS.

    So, as I see it, a bunch of people are pushing a bill through, the bill is being debated on by people who don't understand the far reaching impact of this bill, it's very sloppily written so could be used to target it anything, once the bill is through a corporation/someone can go for a court order against that website and regardless of how stupid it seems to shut down the entirety of blogger.com because of the bill they will have to.

    Is that it?

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  • Lukey__b 8 Jan 2012 00:58:49 3,716 posts
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    And because I just linked to blogger.com this site might be taken down?

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  • ChronoMizaki 8 Jan 2012 01:08:59 131 posts
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    Lukey__b wrote:
    And because I just linked to blogger.com this site might be taken down?
    The EG servers are based in the UK. The bill detailed would just block Eurogamer to American Citizens if I remember rightly.
  • disusedgenius 8 Jan 2012 01:18:56 5,337 posts
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    ...until they extradite rauper, that is... :)

    Still, the internet (as we know it) pretty much lives in the US. If they fuck it up, we'll all be feeling the effects of it.
  • Carlo 8 Jan 2012 01:27:30 18,063 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Will it prevent retards posting on the Internet?
    No, you can keep on posting, no worries ;)

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  • SG 8 Jan 2012 06:49:04 1,896 posts
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    It still boggles me how much anti-communism propaganda is peddled in the US yet it gets more and more like it (socially and legally - not economically obvs) without anyone seeming to realise, usually at the hands of the 'conservatives' who claim to oppose things like state control.

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  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 06:54:33
    SG wrote:
    It still boggles me how much anti-communism propaganda is peddled in the US
    You know it's not 1965 anymore, right?
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