Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! I'll tell you How!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    So capitalist corporations are asking the gov't to regulate?

    NO, Say it ain't so!

    Good find Cheryl.
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I placed this on my face book this morning, thanks to Cheryl.
     
  4. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget its a capitalist corporation that resists changing its business model based on market conditions. It would rather change the market to fit its business model instead.
     
  5. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    Online Piracy and SOPA: Beware of Unintended Consequences

    The federal government needs to protect intellectual property rights. But it
    should do so in a way that does not disrupt the growth of technology, does not
    weaken Internet security, respects free speech rights, and solves the problem of
    rogue sites. Congress should carefully consider the consequences of and
    alternatives to the legislation before moving forward.
     
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Caught this writeup at a computer hardware site I read:

     
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Interesting viewpoint on the issue of Intellectual Property Rights or IP for short.
     
  8. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    SOPA: What if Google, Facebook and Twitter Went Offline in Protest? - Time

    Can you imagine a world without Google or Facebook? If plans to protest the potential passing of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) come to fruition, you won’t need to; those sites, along with many other well-known online destinations, will go temporarily offline as a taste of what we could expect from a post-SOPA Internet.

    Companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Yahoo! and Wikipedia are said to be discussing a coordinated blackout of services to demonstrate the potential effect SOPA would have on the Internet, something already being called a “nuclear option” of protesting. The rumors surrounding the potential blackout were only strengthened by Markham Erickson, executive director of trade association NetCoalition, who told FoxNews that “a number of companies have had discussions about [blacking out services]” last week.
     
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    If they did black out services , I would expect to see hoards of crying addicts in the streets.
     
  10. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    OOV May Join Wikipedia & Others in ‘Internet Blackout’
     
  12. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

  13. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  15. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Spot on... I hope everyone takes the time to watch this.
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  17. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You are assuming I wrote that article.......contact the author if you have a question.
     
  19. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Im contacting you, you were the messenger of the story.

    Peace.
     
  20. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Were SOPA/PIPA Protests a Success? The Results Are In

    Wednesday's online protests against two online antipiracy bills currently before Congress are being hailed as a success after sites such as BoingBoing, Reddit and Wikipedia temporarily shut down to oppose the Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Protect IP (PIPA) Acts. As a result, more than 162 million people saw the protest message on Wikipedia, 18 senators have backed away from the proposed legislation, and 4.5 million people signed a petition against the acts.

    SOPA sponsor and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) recently vowed to continue working to get the antipiracy legislation passed.

    The next Senate vote for PIPA is scheduled for January 24.