Take a stand against Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) & Protect IP Act (PIPA) Today!

Posted by Rizz@EasternFront on Jan 18th, 2012

SOPA/PIPA pulled from H.R. and S. for now.

Quote:Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of SOPA, said on Friday that he is pulling the bill "until there is wider agreement on a solution."

The massive protests on the internet made a difference.

FightForTheFuture wrote:Approaching Monday's crucial Senate vote there are now 35 Senators publicly opposing PIPA. Last week there were 5. And it just takes just 41 solid "no" votes to permanently stall PIPA (and SOPA) in the Senate. What seemed like miles away a few weeks ago is now within reach.

On October 26 of 2011, there was a proposed bill on the United States of America know as Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and it's objective is to give complete power to enforce the copyright laws not only for the U.S. government but also for the Copyrights Holders, meaning that they will cut off anything they consider under "copyright-infringement".

The bill discussion on the congress has being delayed by several months, but it is scheduled to be started in February. In the senate, there's a similar bill known as Protect IP Act (PIPA). The senate version is scheduled to be voted on January 24th. Several big companies have embraced this proposal, waiting the moment it goes law, to start enforcing it. That would bring some serious consequences, but let's start for something small:

This video would become illegal after SOPA becomes law, because you ripped off a movie to add whatever you wanted and that's enough to take actions against it. You may think, they can do whatever they want after all, I'm not living in U.S.A. what I should care? Even if you are not living in that country, if you use host anything that may be tagged as copyright infringement, the service provider will have no other choice rather than removing your stuff and even the Copyright Holders can request all your information from the provider and shall be given. Also if the U.S.A. implement this law, expect other countries in the world to follow.

This goes against the freedom of speech, Piracy is wrong but this is not the correct way to fight against it. Several sites, including Reddit and Wikipedia already set their negative stance about this matter and they call for a Blackout Day, stopping to bring their services for a whole day, to demonstrate how things could be if SOPA actually is approved.

For more about SOPA/PIPA, take a look at this video.

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violetblood Jan 18 2012 buried:


Since when do communists complain about censorship?

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I_Love_Cat Jan 18 2012 replied:

Since when would an ideology based on the redistribution of resources have any opinion on censorship in the first place? Censorship is a tool of dictators or anyone else who wants to force their ideals onto others, regardless of what "-ism" they put on themselves. My own home country, Sweden, is traditionally socialist, and we're not the ones using beeping sounds, black boxes or pixelated fingers.

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Quebecman Jan 18 2012 replied:

the Sopa don't make any sense it is impossible to applicate look I think they will be possible if internet will be in One country but internet is in the world even in ditactorist country then when we says is illegal that gonna encourage people to continue in a extreme context, exemple the probihition the mafia make a fourtune with the illegal alchool and before the alchool was legal. I think the Sopa will be a new prohibition.

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blargtroll Jan 19 2012 replied:

the problem is, your IP, internet Provider, Will be forced to BLOCK those websites. even if its not a US website, the internet provider can still block it.

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_Dexter_ Jan 18 2012 replied:

Crap, I accidentely hit the positive Karma button.....WHY MUST THE TWO BUTTONS BE SO CLOSE!!! :'(

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jlolment Jan 18 2012 replied:

Not communism, just dictatorship.

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coap Jan 18 2012 says:

@violetblood wtf? btw, the sopa is the stupidiest thing i've ever seen... damn.. how many youtube videos will be lost!

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MrTimm Jan 18 2012 replied:

whole youtube because its full of video's with music and covers and so on.

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CadianConscript Jan 18 2012 says:

Not sure who came up with the idea for SOPA, but he/she shouldn't be allowed to give any other ideas. Also, what will be SOPA's view on MODs? I dare not think about it.

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BigDan93 Jan 18 2012 replied:

Mods should be fine because most companies encourage modding. They release modding tools to the community so that they can see what people will do with there game.

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volchonok Jan 18 2012 replied:

What about modding tools made by community? Many games does not have such tools and modders have to do them by themselves.

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Jok3r098 Jan 18 2012 replied:

remember the Battlestar fiasco, imagine that but with any mod that even vaguley represented another IP even in the broadest of terms. most Sci-Fi games are loosley based on star trek/wars or another big sci-fi in some way or another

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GhOsT11 Jan 18 2012 says:

If SOPA becomes a law Youtube will be destroyed.All of the minecraft coms and gameplays lost.

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BobbyTheGreatCZ Jan 18 2012 replied:

good heavens no ! so many funny commentators and great gameplays :(

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-(TBS)-Jericho Jan 18 2012 says:

Anti Piracy Laws are always so gray! this is basically putting a shoot to kill order on anything that even gives Copyright holders a funny look...

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InStars Jan 18 2012 says:

They blocked the video! :O

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Wariscool Jan 18 2012 says:

well youtubes finished :(

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dunadan101 Jan 18 2012 says:

Corporations have so much power in the US it's frightening considering the power the US has over all of us ...

How a country built on the notion of freedom could turn like this.

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BobbyTheGreatCZ Jan 18 2012 replied:

it starts with a vegetable pizza, and ends like this :D

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Jeff_Katarn Jan 18 2012 replied:

First it's the authorization to censorship, soon they will be able to arrest people and have their own military. I agree with you, it's more frightening than an oppressive government.

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booman Jan 18 2012 says:

I wonder how the goverment plans to monitor all this online data?
that would require a lot of processing and paperwork to every pirated copy on the internet.
Maybe they are using this Act to create more jobs?
I don't know, its pretty stupid if you ask me.
I understand that companies loose money due to piracy, but there is a lot of content out there that should be public domain instead.

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AirborneSn1p3r Jan 18 2012 says:

what a pile of crap... and why should a stupid american law be a problem for us europeans etc. since when did i move to the US?

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BobbyTheGreatCZ Jan 18 2012 replied:

I agree, I live in Europe and I won't give a **** about it. But then I watched the video :D Doesn't matter where do you live, if the country is in US, and you are using it's property in any way, you can be punished :( But the punishments are ridiculous :D They will really break the internet.

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Jeff_Katarn Jan 18 2012 replied:

There's a reason for "WWW" standing for "World Wide Web". It doesn't limit itself to a country or territory. What people change in a Swedish website you can view using your Mexican internet (that's an example).

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_Dexter_ Jan 18 2012 replied:

Mexican Internet?!?! *Phew* I live 2 Miles away from the Spanisch Boarder. Now I will just have to risk my life by going into Tijuana just to check my Moddb Updates. Darn.

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blargtroll Jan 19 2012 replied:


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Knuckles2095 Jan 18 2012 says:

that is a real ****...... where is freedom????

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TheNodCommander Jan 19 2012 says:

Vote against it here: Static.googleusercontent.com

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Maltix Jan 26 2012 says:

Have I ever trsut the US goverment not to meddle with other country affairs? not in my whole entire life.

whoever comes up with SOPA and PIPA needs their brains washed.

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Redgear3 Apr 15 2012 says:


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