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Old 01-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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Haven't heard much on SOPA here. (though its all over everywhere else)

THe long and the short of it its a crazy bill the US is trying to put though. Ostensibly to stop pirating, though many say its not going to dent that. But it will give the gov a lot more control... and it has many bad 'side effects'

What sites will you miss tomorrow.

Of course I will miss Reddit. And I hope I don't need to wikipedia anything as its going down too.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/art...cy-legislation

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/16/tech....htm?hpt=hp_t3

Are chazzers aware of this issue? Even though its a US issue it will have global effects.

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On November 15, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, eBay, Mozilla, Yahoo, AOL, and LinkedIn wrote a letter to key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, saying SOPA poses "a serious risk to our industry's continued track record of innovation and job creation, as well as to our nation's cybersecurity." Yahoo has reportedly quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the organization's enthusiastic support for SOPA.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution last week stressing "the need to protect the integrity of the global Internet and freedom of communication by refraining from unilateral measures to revoke IP addresses or domain names." Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, said in a message on Twitter last week that we "need to find a better solution than #SOPA."
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:34 PM
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I am aware of it... My SO is very much interested in these issues.

He follows several blogs and sites that deal with copyright and piracy related information. He is very much involved with the anti copyright movement.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:38 PM
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A lot of the flack against it isn't so much ani piracing as it is crazy un doable without risk to many sites. A user posts a link to a page that has a link to some copyright material and the website owner is liable.

That is just crazy.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:40 PM
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reddit will be down, so i will probably play video games all day and sulk, lol.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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I assume the reddit IRC room will be busy tomorrow!!

I am glad they are going down in support of anti SOPA/PIPA things
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
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me too, it's amazing how much impact the community in general has had, even if, in the grand scheme of things, it is small.

i read most of my news on reddit these days. paying attention to comments to understand various sides makes understanding the stories as a whole much easier, i think.

and it's my go-to laugh source.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:51 PM
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SOPA has sort of been killed, since the author has tabled it. However, it's not totally gone and it NEEDS to be. Otherwise, under the guise of SOPA, we'll lose most of the internet; Chazhound itself could be found liable of copyright infringement and shut down.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:03 PM
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i had read somewhere that them tabling it could just be a tactic to have PIPA passed?
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:04 PM
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Wow I'm so lost. I haven't heard anything about this.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:06 PM
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It's entirely possible. The internet is the last bastion of truly free and unedited speech and that p*sses off a lot of people. Whether it's "anti-terroism" or "for the children" or "piracy", there's some hollow spearheading reason why someone else should get to dictate what you can and cannot access.

Because China and Iran totally have the right idea.
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