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Old 01-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Op-Ed: Wikipedia to go on strike in protest of SOPA
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation - Forbes
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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A good link.
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I'm very happy to see this.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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What a relief.

For now, at least.
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I'm very happy to see this.
So am I.

(Honestly, doesn't Congress have, you know, a few more particularly big issues to concern itself with than this right now?)
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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To be honest I never take these kind of pieces of legislation seriously.

Something weird happened around in April-May 2011 where newscasts where saying that the government would not be able to carry out its duties and something catastrophic was to going happen within 24 hours if no decision was taken??

But Obama showed up and cured everything. What a handsome man, damn.
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All I know is soon I won't be able to dick around on Wikipedia to waste time but still look like I'm legitimately doing work.
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Still works perfectly fine on the iPhone safari browser.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 AM   #10
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I posted this article on Facebook and a friend said that didn't mean it was dead; the vote's just been delayed, and Obama's involvement to say "no" means nothing.

Am I confused, or is he?
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too bad none of these websites stepped up to do the same when this happened in new zealand. but still, some progress of killing the bill is better than none.
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No, it's not 'dead' dead, will just be re-tooled. How much/how far, remains to be seen.

As an aside, I work for one of the very heavily pro-SOPA entertainment companies, and it's much like the music industries full on stupid initial anti-piracy attempts a decade ago, where you've got a few old-world chiefs (and lawyers) up the top of the chain who really really don't get anything in regards to this area - see, for a fairly standard example, Old Man Ruperts tweets on the matter - but you could be sure that an anonymous survey of all the staff from even just the next executive level down would show heavily anti-SOPA sentiment while still being heavily 'anti-piracy'. Shit like this makes it harder, not easier, to find a solution.
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Perfect reason of how corporate money runs Washington.

I only hope this BS inspires political action in my generation so that when we all become asshole lawyers and decide to run for office to satiate our own egos in the 2030s and 2040s, we'll be slightly less corrupt.
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Well, ACTA is still being discussed and up for votes and all. It's multilateral even, including the EU, the US and several other states. It's very similar to SOPA and PIPA: https://www.eff.org/issues/acta
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I don't understand the problem.....isn't this legislature supposed to protect people from having their intellectual property rights breached? Isn't that a good thing?
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