WARNING!!!Stop American Censorship This week, SOPA!!!! Page 3

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  • SG 8 Jan 2012 07:05:34 1,896 posts
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    Irrelevant.

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  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 07:11:34
    Can you show me some of this anti-communist propaganda then? I think you're just throwing around political words at random here.
  • SG 8 Jan 2012 07:16:18 1,896 posts
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    Maybe I'm not using the right word - I can't be fucked to think of the right one at the moment, I didn't sleep much last night.

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  • Dirtbox 8 Jan 2012 08:29:23 79,217 posts
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    To be fair there is a lot of use of the term un-American, which basically means commie considering it's coming from heavily pro-capitalist teaparty attendees with the specific intention of quashing state run and tax paid for benefits and healthcare.

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  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 10:05:09
    meme wrote:
    SG wrote:
    It still boggles me how much anti-communism propaganda is peddled in the US
    You know it's not 1965 anymore, right?
  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 10:06:34
    Fucks sake

    Why in the fuck did they remove edit and delete from the mobile site. It is the one site in which stupid mistakes like the one above are going to happen.
  • Dirtbox 8 Jan 2012 10:14:21 79,217 posts
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  • Tom_Servo 8 Jan 2012 10:53:02 18,082 posts
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    It's not so much current anti-communist propaganda, it's more that all the stuff from the 60s-80s still effects American society. Just look at the hysteria over Obamacare. Any policy that remotely involves chipping in for others is COMMUNISM/SOCIALISM!!1!11!
  • Deleted user 8 January 2012 17:16:14
    The problem with things like Obamacare are more to do with all the health insurance companies being heavily ingrained in the higher tiers of right-wing government than anything else. It's not anti-socialism, it's pro-capitalism. If there was a way to socialise it whilst still giving the insurers their cut then it'd probably sail through with no issues (even the social insurance Medicare made it through during the height of the Cold War).

    But there's no real 'us vs them' (as in capitalism vs communism) mentality here anymore. Despite the 'world police' image, the politics have mostly turned inward, it's really just an internal 'left vs right' thing.

    On a relate, but off-topic note, I have an awesome history book about communism in Idaho. Despite it (now) being a mostly right-wing state it sure had a fuckload of supporters during the 40s and 50s. I blame the Mormons for the change.
  • Tom_Servo 14 Jan 2012 17:49:14 18,082 posts
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    White House will not support SOPA or PIPA
  • JayG 14 Jan 2012 19:16:31 869 posts
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    I keep reading how SOPA is a bad thing on the likes of RPS, and other sites, but really don't understand why. Surely if it stops piracy can't be that bad. Kinda fed up with what's happening to PC gaming, and if it leads to people buying games does it really matter if a few sites get closed because they have mickey mouse wanking off Britney Spears. Look at the album sales in america, sales of 10,000 seems to be enough for the top 20.
  • Deleted user 14 January 2012 19:24:19
    Here's a very long article on it. I suggest skipping to the long bullet point section near the end.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111122/04254316872/definitive-post-why-sopa-protect-ip-are-bad-bad-ideas.shtml
  • Deleted user 14 January 2012 19:26:08
    In short it'll do nothing to stop piracy, it'll slow the pace of development massively, contribute to the suppression of free speech and have significant effects on the economy because it has been put forward by people who openly have admitted to not understanding technology.
  • jonsaan 14 Jan 2012 19:54:54 25,450 posts
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    Where's the SOPA?

    FCUTA!

  • Kami 15 Jan 2012 08:35:29 2,474 posts
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    Been updated in the meantime I think.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/white-house-sopa-pipa_n_1206347.html

    SOPA and PIPA are so amazing in their stupidity. And then the US seeks extradition of foreign rulebreakers and yet so often can't try their own with any success because they defend themselves with the US Constitution, i.e. freedom of information, media etc.

    It's a funny multi-edged blade, that Constitution. Because I'm never quite sure if it's helping America or binding and gagging it...

    Edited by Kami at 09:26:18 15-01-2012

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
    And you're reading this why?!

  • Machetazo 15 Jan 2012 13:26:47 6,372 posts
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  • Fab4 16 Jan 2012 15:11:28 6,216 posts
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    I see SOPA is now dead in the water...only PIPA left.


    http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-denver/house-kills-sopa
  • Dirtbox 16 Jan 2012 15:31:45 79,217 posts
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    PIPA is unlikely to get very far since it's pretty much exactly the same thing under another name.

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  • BinaryBob101 16 Jan 2012 15:38:23 24,450 posts
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    Will this affect the dude from Sheffield Hallam in any way who got extradited to the US?

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  • Tom_Servo 17 Jan 2012 00:39:50 18,082 posts
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    Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours on Wednesday in protest at SOPA.
  • disusedgenius 17 Jan 2012 00:43:49 5,637 posts
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    The whole of the Net Coalition are, aren't they?
  • Deleted user 17 January 2012 03:31:31
    Are they actually going to, now it's been thrown out?
  • Fab4 17 Jan 2012 08:28:06 6,216 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Are they actually going to, now it's been thrown out?
    Its not thrown out, just yet. Shelved until they reach 'consensus', which effectively kills it, probably until Hell freezes over.
  • X201 17 Jan 2012 08:52:42 15,761 posts
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    Wikipedia will instigate a 24 hour blackout in protest.

    "Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United Statesóthe Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senateóthat, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.

    This will be the first time the English Wikipedia has ever staged a public protest of this nature, and itís a decision that wasnít lightly made. "



    @meme

    "Why is this a global action, rather than US-only? And why now, if some American legislators appear to be in tactical retreat on SOPA?

    The reality is that we donít think SOPA is going away, and PIPA is still quite active. "



    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout

    Edited by X201 at 08:54:56 17-01-2012
  • Fab4 17 Jan 2012 09:33:20 6,216 posts
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    I don't think SOPA is only a US-Only problem either, from what I've read of it.
  • Flightrisker 17 Jan 2012 11:37:57 18,138 posts
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    My employers are on the publicly supporting list of companies. PR disaster if you ask me.
  • silversun 17 Jan 2012 11:46:09 149 posts
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    Just came on to say, saw a banner on Wikipedia that the site will be down in under 19 hours time.
  • Tom_Servo 17 Jan 2012 11:47:36 18,082 posts
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    Once, twice, three times a black-out.
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