Report content Did you take action and protest SOPA / PIPA

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Yes I did (3224 votes)


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INtense! Creator
INtense! Jan 18 2012 says:

We've posted our thoughts here:

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DIDHOT Jan 19 2012 replied:

do you think we can win this, sir?
i hope, yes. but i think it's all about money. can our voices be heard by them, and make 'em change their minds?

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Also_known_as_Peter Jan 19 2012 replied:

If we don't then it not only will be the end of the Internet as we know it but also a staging set for groups like Anonymous to begin even more terrible activist acts...and for the first time in my life I would have to agree with them.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jan 25 2012 replied:

Aye, but at what cost would it take for ANON to bring it back? I also openly protested on my blog and spoke to people about it, but ANON's approach sometimes leaves me questioning their tactics. If they're activists, why haven't they done something like hack games like Bioshock so we could mod them? I'd much prefer that, or them to hack Halo 3 so it works on PC. Something that adds rather than just takes away something. An eye for an eye just leaves the world blind.

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wazzaBlues Jan 30 2012 replied:

the things you are suggesting are not as easy as they sound though. For example: To make halo 3 playable on pc you'd have to make an emulator + your pc needs to run it.

Making modding tools from someone else's coding is also quite unpredictable/hard.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jan 30 2012 replied:

Not everything in life worth doing is easy.

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Napoleon321 Jan 28 2012 replied:

We can! And we will!!!

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Sanguinius Jan 19 2012 replied:

I signed countless petitions and other stuff, but if that does not work i guess only thing left to do is to kill the bastard who proposed the bill. Internet is like my second family, and no one can mess with my family. I won't be surprised if someone actually kill the idiot.

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AFellowStalker Jan 31 2012 replied:

ScientistSalarian 5secs ago says:
ACTA just got signed in the US and most of europe.

Gentlemen, it is an honor.

May god help us all.

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█Black/Brunez█ Jan 18 2012 says:

Well, I joined petitions, made rage comments, spreaded information to my friends. Even my Moddb profile is on protest state.

I think that I was never so much connected to some movement/protest before...

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*Don* Jan 18 2012 says:

We are living in the wild wests days of the internet. It was only a matter of time before the internet police showed up.

With all of the piracy going on, its really no surprize something would happen. While I do not support piracy, I certainly do not support censorship.

I do laugh when people talk about corperate greed and "all they care about is money". Freedom of speech is what we all want, in America we also have a free market. So the same rights which represent us and our rights to a free internet also give them the right to protect their assets.

TL:DR - SOPA & PIPA crashed the party because a couple under aged kids got drunk.

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Metalspy Jan 19 2012 replied:

I don't support piracy either, I laughed at all the people freaking out over The Pirate Bay getting blocked by two ISPs over here. I couldn't care less, the fact that it is some kind of censorship still made me kind of mad though.

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Cpt.Dann Jan 18 2012 says:

Free the internet! How will I survive without porn!?! D:

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jan 30 2012 replied:

...Really not helping our case.

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Kyou. Jan 18 2012 buried:


No I didn't~

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macacos2 Jan 18 2012 buried:


Where's the "I'm indifferent" option?

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Conchobhar Jan 19 2012 replied:


It's the same club as the "bendovernjusttakeit" club.

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moci Jan 19 2012 replied:


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macacos2 Jan 19 2012 replied:

Not being an american citizen nor having to depend on the internet to live through the day are more than enough reason to keep me indifferent about this whole thing. It's not like if I could do much even if I cared.

There's absolutely no need to name your guilds of preference, my good sir, specially when you could be using that precious time to pester your senators over the phone and urge them to not support the bills.

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Jeffman12 Jan 19 2012 replied:

You might not be able to do much, but don't act like this doesn't affect you. Nobody will come away from this for the better if these bills happen except the rich ******** trying to pass it, not like they need the extra money. The least you could do is make sure everyone you know knows about it and tell them to do the same.

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Bäver33 Jan 19 2012 replied:

It will affect anyone visiting US based websites and also companies based in the US, therefore even if you don't live there but use eg. Google, facebook, any site with the endings of .net or .com you will see changes. This might just be a start on a "normalization" of censorship in western more "democratic" countries.

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Pyryp Jan 25 2012 replied:

Assuming you are european you should read up on ACTA.

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BluishGreenPro Jan 18 2012 says:

I'm doing what I can to spread the word, but I can't exactly call any congressmen from Canada...

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asvigny Jan 19 2012 replied:

Yeah as a Canadian myself I am outraged by this course of action taken by the American Government but there isn't much I can do.

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Garyn Dakari Jan 19 2012 says:

I've told pretty much all my friends, made long rants, sent PMs, and probably just for the 18th, I've altered my profile page here on Moddb.

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ice_trey Jan 19 2012 says:


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TheJP3372 Jan 19 2012 says:

Dam, it's gonna be like china how almost everything isn't accessible :0

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^Namaekeks Jan 19 2012 says:

Can i do something out of Germany??

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Spartan0536 Jan 19 2012 says:

Read up on it, discussed it, and spread the word, if that is considered protesting. I do NOT support PIPA or SOPA, both are a violation of the 1st Amendment in the United States in principal, the only groups that win with PIPA/SOPA are the ones with tons of money and unlimited unscrupulous lawyers who twist words to line their own pockets. I also DO NOT support piracy, I spend over 500 USD a year on games and about the same on some system upgrades or add-on content for them if its good enough.

If you want to try and censor me, you can speak to the barrels of my guns first, they speak quite loudly and get their point across REAL QUICK.

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luqadoo Jan 19 2012 replied:

I like the gun part. And the buy stuff part.

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VGames Jan 27 2012 replied:

Same here.

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Maxen1416 Jan 19 2012 says:

Yes I did, YES I did.

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The-Light Jan 19 2012 says:

Didn't (yet), will do

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Cyberpresident_CORE Jan 19 2012 says:

I want to enter every protest there is.
Nobody, and i repeat >NOBODY< has the right to declare himself as the owner of the internet.

I can't enter in most of them thou as i live outside of the US.
But if theres some protest that i can join , its impossible cause im already a part of it.

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Suduki Jan 19 2012 says:


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Reborn:X Jan 19 2012 says:

I did take action.

Signed various petitions & helped to spread the word.

Never did the world saw such a widespread cyber-protest.

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Eylam Jan 19 2012 says:

While I do not live in USA I still signed petitions and told my friends to do so as well. Also made sure other people in my country are aware of this because it affects all the world in my opinion and some old farts who have no idea how internet works can not have this kind of power over it!

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NeighborlyNinja Jan 20 2012 replied:

We're smarter than them. We can find work-arounds and loopholes, have faith my friend in the power of many over the few. They will never completely destroy us.

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meiemarek May 30 2012 replied:

They not only have idea how internet works but they also have retarded patriotic understanding.

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ModMage Jan 19 2012 says:

Did what I could with emails and polls. Being a Canadian citezen i'm not 100% certain that SOPA would have affected me as much as it would down south, but nothing good could have come from it.

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ApornasPlanet Jan 19 2012 says:

Big up to all who protests! Living in Sweden there's nothing I can do to support you even though this will affect us europeans as well.

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T-braze Jan 19 2012 buried:


I don't care.
No internet - no problems. (:

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ghost_rider Jan 21 2012 replied:

That must be why you have a MOD DB account then

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TrashCan-Man23 Jan 19 2012 says:

Participated with this one website - Demand Progress - to help protest SOPA and PIPA.

Seems government is afraid of it's own citizens.

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Jeffman12 Jan 19 2012 replied:

As should be the case.

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clauswerner Jan 19 2012 says:


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Smoth Jan 19 2012 says:

I did and still do take action.

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Trinto94 Jan 19 2012 says:

i have posted on facebook and youtube. Heck, I even tweeted my governor. I am also praying our government's leaders will see the reason why this bill has to be stopped!

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Sev-RC- Jan 19 2012 says:

The internet is needed for everything from school to gaming. If sopa is passed this site and thousands of others will go down. So why, for the love of Jesus Christ, would you vote "No I didn't." Even if you are from another country it will still affect you in many different way. So just help out the internet, its the only thing keeping me sane.

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TheNodCommander Jan 19 2012 says:

Everyone talks about SOPA/PIPA, but no one seems to have noticed ACTA! ATTENTION PEOPLE!

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Jeffman12 Jan 19 2012 replied:

Last I checked, that's still being worked on. We're busy dealing with a more imminent threat.

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