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Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation



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The growing anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) support that has swept through the gaming and Internet community found a very big ally today. With websites like Reddit and Wikipedia and gaming organizations like Major League Gaming prepared for a blackout on January 18th – the same day that the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 3261was scheduled in Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has stepped in and said he would not support the bill. SOPA has been killed, for now.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.Party on people , SOPA IS DEAD.I knew it personally , the garbbage system would be dead before the court lol.Do you think it was staged? obama should be re elected? mmm fishy.Obama is going to sneak it in later and will give the appearance of having rejected it publicly. Until we get Ron Paul in office we will keep losing our freedoms.


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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Looks like good news, but it's not over yet. He said the same thing about the NDAA, and then signed it!



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by DumbTopSecretWriters

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.Party on people , SOPA IS DEAD.I knew it personally , the garbbage system would be dead before the court lol.Do you think it was stage? obama should be re elected? mmm fishy.Obama is going to sneak it in later and will give the appearance of having rejected it publicly. Until we get Ron Paul in office we will keep losing our freedoms.


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I asked the same questions, with responses, in my thread few days ago:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Oh Obama, my hero....




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Yeah , People should elect him for stopping sopa so i guess its over lol
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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PIPA is the same thing. Just a left version to the same ends. The bill aint dead. Just BS politics as usual.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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I swear I was talking to my friends about the possibility of this happening weeks ago... Obama killing SOPA for public support.. all being a stage from the beginning
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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About time. How could someone support such a one sided bill..? There is NO benefit for us as a people to have this. It is just a sam up from the gov't to stop information they don't want people to see or act on.

Again, about damn time!

-SAP-



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Ahhh, I see now.

They are only throwing us a bone.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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What about PIPA? From what I'd read SOPA was pretty much dead for lack of concerted support anyway, it was PIPA that was alive and well in the senate. Can anyone who knows what's going on let me in on it? If I have recalled correctly, then this move by Obama probably is a cynical attempt to gain popularity off the back of a fait accompli.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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so at least we wont be held in indefinite detention for piracy. yay.




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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I'm sure Obama won't publicly support it.

He will just attach it to the next piece of worthless legislation he rams down our throats.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Good for him, finally doing something right for a change...I mean not that there wasn't massive pressure or facing a possible hurdle to reelection had anything to do with it

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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He also said he would veto NDAA...

I'm skeptical about this one. We should all know by now Obama says one thing and does another.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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A friendly reminder people, just because a lying scumbag politician says he will not support this or that legislation does not mean he will not reverse himself when the time comes. Look at NDAA for a prime example.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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PIPA next perhaps?

Or is this the one that slips under the radar?

www.slashgear.com...



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Although Obama only has himself to blame for peoples skepticism there comes a point that when he does do something positive it should be noted as such. It seems to me that some people refuse to even allow for the possibility that this actually could be what it seems, a success. We should however be vigilant that something similar isn't pushed through later, but we should cross that bridge when we come to it!



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Obama did something right?!



Smells fishy to me.

But I suppose some credit is due... Thanks Obama...

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Hahahaha Obama probably read the bill and noticed he wouldn't be able to use torrents any more, or wouldn't have Wikipedia to quote from




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