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The web unites to fight SOPA

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101

I couldn't agree with you more - particularly with your last line which in my mind IS THE ISSUE

Today, if we can force free enterprises to BAN pirate sites, tomorrow, we will be able ban opposition views as a precedent had been set, and in the near future, let's just ban the entire internet and regress back to charcoal and caves to communitcate or express ourselves.

This bill pretends to protect the people you mentioned while in all reality, they're only trying to set a precident so they can keep us under their thumbs in the future.

At the end of the day they will not stop piracy.

They will only force people to come up with new and unique ways of transferring files to others.

After all, they do make it easier and easier to store media externally. How many of us carry around 10 gigabytes of information on our keychains?

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 07:11 AM
If any of this passes I can only assume it will cause more than just censorship issues but it will cause genuine jobs to be lost.

posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:51 PM
reply to post by Maxmars

And for some outrageous but 'shoot themselves in the foot' news: TorrentFreak tried putting a few interesting addresses into the new website to see who's been downloading what and it turns out that amongst many other interesting findings The French President's office has been caught downloading pirated movies .

This is a quote from: Matt Liebowitz, Staff Writer of SecurityNewsDaily Dec 15, 2011:

' Even as they campaign against Internet piracy, several major Hollywood studios have been found downloading pirated movies and music from file-sharing services. The accusations by the website TorrentFreak also exposed the office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy as an offender.

The finger-pointing comes after TorrentFreak input Sony's IP address, as well as the addresses of Fox Entertainment and NBC Universal, into the new website, which stores a database of millions of files that have been downloaded to IP addresses from file-sharing sites like BitTorrent.

The results of TorrentFreak's search highlighted a double standard in the entertainment industry, crusaders against Internet piracy.'.....

and more...

....'Along with the Hollywood players, TorrentFreak input the IP address of Élysée Palace in Paris, Sarkozy's official residence, and found that six pirated files were downloaded, including a Beach Boys greatest hits album, "Arthur Christmas" and a camcorder recording of "Tower Heist."

"Sarkozy has helped promote and push through some of the toughest anti-file sharing legislation to be found anywhere in Europe," TorrentFreak wrote. "Those provisions include Internet disconnections for persistent pirates, and as of October this year 60 French Internet subscribers were on their third and final strike."

"In total six infringing downloads were traced back to Sarkozy's residence, double the country's three-strike limit," TorrentFreak'


posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 11:10 PM

Originally posted by Domo1

Apparently 4chan and m00t are none too happy either.

Perhapsvisit the link and help out

By the way if i may add to that there was one More Chan that i believe it was hosted on By GoDaddy in which The Former users of that chan are now calling it a direct hit on the freedom of artists or more Erotica Artists with those minor Controversy art works created by some in Japan.

That Other Chan Site was closed because of the none pornography images they were all only drawings still that was no reason to shut them down or close there Chan site.

The Ex Users of that site are calling and saying that the Abusive Manager stepped over his rights as a Manager
So what you Domo1 think of that

Did the Manager abuse his rights as an Manager? thus almost threatening freedom of artists,freedom of art?
Oh and the news of this was spreading around elsewhere this getting qutie serious.
edit on 28-12-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

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