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Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by nenothtu
Please read my whole post where I stated I'm opposed to SOPA.
My point in the question is that if anyone want's to influence legislation, you MUST offer alternatives to deal with the genuine problems they are intended to address. Far better to lead than to follow behind complaining.
I think you misread.
Originally posted by Hessiana
reply to post by IAMIAM
If SOPA was in action and ATS was taken down for one complaint, what would you do? Im sure they have very good reasons why we dont have or allow such things as swears and things,Im sure its too keep order onsite and too not let things get out of control so we can all carry on what we do on here.
What we do on here could be demolished by SOPA. Which is why im fully against it.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by IAMIAM
Is that to say you would like pornography on this website in addition to the millions of other websites its already on?
I thought this was supposed to be a topically focused website...
I wish there were, but there isn’t, an easy formula for this. Making good decisions about how and whether to do business in various parts of the world, particularly where the laws are applied haphazardly or they are opaque, takes critical thinking and deliberation and asking hard questions. So what kind of business should you do in a country where it has a history of violating internet freedom?
Now, these and others are difficult questions, but companies must ask them. And the rest of us stand ready to work with you to find answers and to hold those who ignore or dismiss or deny the importance of this issue accountable. A range of resources emerged in recent years to help companies work through these issues. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were adopted in June, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises both advise companies on how to meet responsibilities and carry out due diligence. And the Global Network Initiative, which is represented here tonight, is a growing forum where companies can work through challenges with other industry partners, as well as academics, investors, and activists.
This is an urgent task. It is most urgent, of course, for those around the world whose words are now censored, who are imprisoned because of what they or others have written online, who are blocked from accessing entire categories of internet content, or who are being tracked by governments seeking to keep them from connecting with one another.
Originally posted by SurrealisticPillow
reply to post by Daedal
Hillary Clinton does not promote internet freedom.
When Hillary is talking, she is lying.
PLEASE keep that in mind. She is a tool to fool you. She cares nothing for your freedom.
Originally posted by rexusdiablos
Hi Skeptic & All,
Random idea for the name of any initiatives countering SOPA:
STOPA = Stop The Online Piracy Act
As an acronym, the words STOP and SOPA should be detectable.
It's close to being a recursive acronym but it isn't.