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Monty Burns

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2012, 02:00:49 PM »
So how big deal is this in america ? is it on the news ? protests in the streets ?  how big chans does this have of passing ?


If this happend in europe it would be such a big backlash in most countries . Theres alot of Pirate political parties in europe who actualy get seats in parlement and goverment .


Sites shutting down for some random reason for god knows who long and just because some accusation is going to suck . many good sites will be gone

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2012, 02:10:06 PM »
Well well, look what we have here.

PIPA SUPPORTERS VIOLATE COPYRIGHT LAWS, TOO

http://www.vice.com/read/pipa-supporters-copyright-violations


Just a sample



This is a screencap of PIPA co-sponsor Roy Blunt's Twitter page from a couple of days ago.



The background image is by photographer Walter Rowland.




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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2012, 02:11:37 PM »
Worst thing for these PIPA/SOPA supporters is they have probably become targets of 4chan. Don't mess with the internetz.

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2012, 04:32:16 PM »
nooo, no more free pr0n and other stuff

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2012, 04:47:31 PM »
i dont know many details but apparently they are also trying to re-structure internet, forcing companies to use specific domains (.biz for business, .tv for streaming, etc.). they want ALL the porn sites on a .xxx domain and many ISP's are planning to block these .xxx domains. WHAT?!

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2012, 04:58:26 PM »

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2012, 05:14:03 PM »
Just in case anyone needs to use Wikipedia today as soon as the page shows up just press the stop loading button and it won't bring you to the page discussing the bill.

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2012, 06:18:17 PM »
as a musician who has literally not made a dime off of an album i released this year, this SOPA bill is complete bullshit.  it isn't hurting musicians, its hurting the middlemen who have no business profiting off of art in the first place.  the business model has completely changed in the last couple of years, freeing artists from corporate bondage, and these guys are pissed that they're getting left out.  art is not business.  media should be free for everyone.  if you like an album and want to support an artist, buy a physical copy for your personal collection.   go to a show when they come through your town.  if you "illegally" download it, fuckin a.  at least you got to hear it.  the rise of popular culture over the last 100 years has put artists on a pedestal, grossly inflating their monetary value in our society.  do "artists" like lady gaga or soulja boy deserve to be set for life because of their profound contributions to our culture?  i think not.  even less true for a group of assholes sitting in an office somewhere taking the lions share of an artist's income for being a fucking middleman.  

progress rolls on; these big media companies aren't adapting to the times so they're trying to take their toys and go home, and putting the culture of the world in peril in the process.  and if you're an artist (of any kind) who only dreams of getting rich off of their talents and vision, you probably should have never tried to be an artist in the first place.  



Brilliant. I'm sure if you ask any musician that makes less than 6 figures they will tell you exactly the same, unless they are captivated by the fantasy life of making it in the recording industry.

Also as far as the bill goes, I read that Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich have all stated their intentions to try to wipe out internet porn in the US if elected, and I'm sure this bill plays a critical role in making that possible, so watch out for your free pr0ns everyone! And There are a lot of different sections of the bill with severe implications. For instance, as  understand it SLAP as a site would probably no longer exist the way it does because any site that holds pirated/copyrighted material is responsible for removing the content, even if is submitted by a 3RD PARTY, meaning us. So in effect, unless the SLAP admins police us and remove everything from gifs to pictures and video that are protected, they can get shut down. There is a lot more too, this affects pretty much everyone in the world.

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2012, 07:02:50 PM »
Also as far as the bill goes, I read that Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich have all stated their intentions to try to wipe out internet porn

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2012, 09:06:59 PM »
Maybe I'd actually get some shit done if it happened...

Jk, but nice speech diabolik. I agree for the most part. Like with skating I want the people I'm fans of to be able to focus 100% on their talent and not have to work an unrelated 9-5. If only for my own satisfaction.

And doesn't denmark or something have anti piracy laws?or some kind of censorship laws?

Also would it only affect sites that are searchable? I guess all the image and video links would have to be hosted off shore or in the deep web or something?
I;m sure i;m not the only dc/monster/subaru type guy here

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2012, 12:37:50 AM »
AAaaaargh maties!


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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2012, 03:14:51 AM »
people tend to find ways around  the goverment in time.

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Re: Wikipedia backed out???
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2012, 05:34:12 PM »
Because you can't kill and idea, and we will not be ruled!

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