Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Dec 29, 2011.
So capitalist corporations are asking the gov't to regulate?
NO, Say it ain't so!
Good find Cheryl.
I placed this on my face book this morning, thanks to Cheryl.
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.
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.
Caught this writeup at a computer hardware site I read:
Interesting viewpoint on the issue of Intellectual Property Rights or IP for short.
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.
If they did black out services , I would expect to see hoards of crying addicts in the streets.
OOV May Join Wikipedia & Others in ‘Internet Blackout’
How SOPA would affect you!
"Tell Congress: Don't censor the Web."
Google says 4.5 million people signed anti-SOPA petition today - LA Times
Spot on... I hope everyone takes the time to watch this.
Hollywood's Obama Donors On President's Piracy Stand: Not Give A Dime Anymore
The presidents piracy stand??
What does that mean? OBAMA was against SOPA and PIPA.
Do you ever post anything that resembles reality?
You are assuming I wrote that article.......contact the author if you have a question.
Im contacting you, you were the messenger of the story.
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.
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