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  1. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Not sure what you mean by global government.. the rest of the world is very against SOPA (as pointed out in my quote) or are you saying the US gov is trying to take over the world?
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    It does kinda seem that way, doesn't it?

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  3. GipsyQueen

    GipsyQueen Active Member

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    Before (we - as in German Gov.) can be against SOPA we need to point our fingers at our selves and look at whats being censored here.
    I can't watch about 80% of youtube videos (for example) because one company has the rights to them. These are videos of songs that are being played on the radio.
    Online Streaming is now completly illegal (since last week). (Megavideo for example, was legal up until last week).
    Whats next?


    I did miss wiki this morning though =/ I needed to look something up, and wiki is the easiest, oh well ^^.
     
  4. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I love this little .gif that The Oatmeal posted up today:

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  5. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Haven't you ever heard of a one world government? Where one small group of people run the whole world? One single currency, one everything. It's on it's way. The tearing down of the US constitution is happening on a large scale. That is the foundation of our way of life. They're undermining that so that we have nothing to stand on. There will be no national sovereignty.
     
  6. ravennr

    ravennr ಥ⌣ಥ

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    if anyone desperately needs to use wiki today:

    you can stop the javascript on the page, as the blackout message is javascript powered. it is also still available on mobile devices, or you can try pressing STOP when the page is loading (simply google the page you're looking for, click it, and hit stop before the message pops up).

    they wanted to make it possible to get to the pages in case someone really needed to.
     
  7. Miakoda

    Miakoda New Member

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    That's in the Bible. :D
     
  8. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Not sure about everything involved but my brother knows about it and said that doing covers on YouTube (like my sister and I do) could have us arrested if SOPA passes. (and a billion other people including famous people) its ridiculous.
     
  9. Doberluv

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    Yes, I know it is. ;) They saw it coming way back when. lol.
     
  10. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Ok, are they talking about shutting down this sites? Like Facebook, Twitter, etc etc?
     
  11. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    The protest is voluntary. Facebook and Twitter were originally on board, but backed down due to being a prominent media centre for many businesses, from what I understand.

    This is good info on SOPA itself (and yes this article should work):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

    Tons of others are either down or making public statements. I'm having Reddit withdrawals. :D
     
  12. ravennr

    ravennr ಥ⌣ಥ

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    twitter and youtube would be much more impacted than facebook, i believe. among others (such as my beautiful reddit :( and many blogs i read!)
     
  13. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I've gone to check Reddit no less than 10 times in the past hour I've been on the computer.

    Glad that SOPA doesn't seem to be on the table anymore, but PIPA is SOPA lite and still needs to be destroyed.

    If I had a site I would absolutely black it out. Everyone should. It's 24 hours to protect something that we all use extensively, every single day.
     
  14. ravennr

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    Wow. Even more surprising is the number of people telling Wikipedia to "stop being gay". Seems like most tweets have the word "gay" in it. C'mon people! Let's at least TRY to sound intelligent.
     
  16. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    That . . OMG . . .can't breathe . . . .


    And yes if you are talking about SOPA/PIPA shutting down sites, they could shut down this one . . . because people post things here that they found on the internet that could be interpreted as pirated. My importantly, the person demanding the shut down doesn't have to prove they own the content, so they can just demand, say, a site be shut down because they say they have IP being pirated there, when in truth its political commentary they don't like. And you have to go to court to get it fixed . . . And we have a lot of political commentary here that someone could object to . . .

    The blackout, however, was voluntary, to show what WOULD happen to a lot of sites if the law passed.

    Edit: Re: "Stop being gay." Leave aside the offensive expression . . . you people are the freaking problem. No wonder we elect idiots.
     
  17. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    I think this is a very good article and explains why it's not just about copyrights:

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/18/morning-bell-an-internet-blackout-over-sopa-and-pipa/
     
  18. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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  19. Doberluv

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    Yeah! Round one! *ding, ding*:) But they'll be back.
     
  20. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Of course they will. And they'll be prepared for this sort of protest next time.
     

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