News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation - Media Matters

    Controversial legislation that the co-founder of Google has warned "would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world" has received virtually no coverage from major American television news outlets during their evening newscasts and opinion programming. The parent companies of most of these networks, as well as two of the networks themselves, are listed as official "supporters" of this legislation on the U.S. House of Representatives' website.

    As the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) makes its way through Congress, most major television news outlets -- MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC -- have ignored the bill during their evening broadcasts. One network, CNN, devoted a single evening segment to it. (The data on lack of coverage is based on a search of the Lexis-Nexis database since October 1, 2011. The Nexis database does not include comprehensive daytime coverage, and also does not include Shep Smith's 7pm nightly Fox News program, so both are excluded from the study.)
     
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  3. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now! - Democratic Underground
     
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Boycott SOP: Android App that Terrifies Publishers and Politicians


    Sometimes the excuse of the legislation may not really be about what it sez it is. Sometimes there's a far deeper threat and the legislation are the death throws in attempts to hold on as long as possible.

    Hackers are really our friends and are working to create a far better and freer virtual world.
     
  5. 804brown

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  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  7. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    Like the new NDAA law the great one stated he would not sign but did anyway on 12/31/11 while the country was bring in the new year.
     
  8. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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  11. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Remain Diligent: SOPA And PIPA Must Be Squashed, Not Changed | Fast Company

    Whether the DNS provision is truly removed or not (and Techdirt is quick to point out that it's not a done deal) doesn't matter. This should be nothing more than a further rallying call. It's not a victory. It's an attempted pacification of the outrage that is being directed at Congress, one that should be dealt with more harshly than if they kept it intact.

    January 18th can be a day that exposes more Americans to the disaster that SOPA will become if passed. On that day, as many Americans as possible must visit a site that goes black and they must be prompted to ask why.​
     
  12. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It - Popular Mechanics

    Make no mistake: These bills aren't simply unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional. They would allow for the wholesale elimination of entire websites, domain names, and chunks of the DNS (the underlying structure of the whole Internet), based on nothing more than the "good faith" assertion by a single party that the website is infringing on a copyright of the complainant. The accused doesn't even have to be aware that the complaint has been made. ​
     
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I see alternative means beginning to arise that either go around or fully circumvent the state itself. The more they clamp down the more resistors arise, they revolt and offer alternatives. Just as hackers learned how to jack into a drone and take it over, so too will SkyNet be taken down by a bunch of geeks barely out of high school.

    In the meantime, American Intellectual Property Rights lawyer and libertarian legal theorist Stephan Kinsella being interviewed on SOPA and it's various effects. Interviewer is Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio.

    [video=youtube;vfCLugMzZW8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCLugMzZW8&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  15. Question is who owns the MSM news? They didn't have coverage on NDAA either, that was the biggest news ever for this country, nobody covered it just online.
    "We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years." - Rockefeller
     
  16. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  17. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Seems SOPA for the moment could be a dead duck but the powers that be behind this legislation won't quit.
     
  18. Now they have to pull out the "terrorist" threat online or some BS, and that why the government should decide what information is "good" for you.