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box 11-17-2011 12:00 AM

The internet may be dead......for Americans
 
Just a reminder, they held hearings today to kill the internet for us in America, land of the free. Might want to send a letter/email out to your rep before it's to late.

http://www.mozilla.org/sopa/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protect_IP_Act

xeberus 11-18-2011 06:25 PM

This may roughly be the most anti-freedom bit of legislation since the patriot act. I do love my country but I'd be lying if I said I hold no disdain for it's government.

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart, his words were softer than oil yet were they drawn swords.

M.C 11-18-2011 08:36 PM

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/protectip_docs

I sent a petition and letter some weeks back via that website. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting against crap like this. It is not a scam or spam or anything like that, so send the petition.

This is just another case of big business lobbyists bribing congress (this all started by movie and music industry asking for this bill to pass) to get what they want, regardless of anyone else "rights" and "freedoms". Always nice when congress takes bribes from big business to push their acts that go against American "rights".

It really shows you who is actually running this country.

St.Paul Guy 11-19-2011 11:54 AM

Holy shit! If this thing passes I'm either going to have a lot less money or a lot more free time.

Anybody have a good feel for how likely such an act is to pass? And exactly what the limitations would be?

This sounds like something an out-of-control government would do....

Fedornumber1! 11-20-2011 01:56 PM

WTF Ive never heard of this, but if it happens, there will be riots!

G_Land 11-20-2011 02:14 PM

I gots that bootleg interweb on the low-low!!!


M.C 11-26-2011 07:12 PM

http://stopcensorship.org/

Senator of Oregon is going to filibuster this stupid bullshit.

Go there, fill out the small form and click the "sign here" button to get your name read out loud. Over a million people have signed.

Soojooko 11-27-2011 04:54 AM

Its a losing battle chaps. You might be able to delay it, but this will inevitably happen eventually. There is far too much serious money being made online for them to leave it in its current mad-max state.

Ive been saying for years that you *can* stop the internet. People who think you cant are naive.

mmaswe82 11-27-2011 06:42 AM

I have a fun fact :) the "stop internet privacy act" or SOPA as it is called, translated to Swedish SOPA means "garbage" lol.

Also as long as these things only affect certain countrys it's easy to go around. Just pay 5$ a month for a VPN in any liberal country and get all the internet contents you want.

Hopefully tho this shit never goes through, what kind of world are we heading towards? not one I want to be part of anyway.

Rygu 12-01-2011 04:59 AM

They tried to pass a similar bill and it failed, this one will too.


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