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Arctic Heart
post Jan 18 2012, 07:59 PM
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Everyone keeps talking about Sopa? Wtf is Sopa?!
Its gonna bug me, really bad! </3
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Obrusnine
post Jan 18 2012, 08:31 PM
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It's a bill going through Congress that would allow government censorship of the internet. It's a misguided attempt to stop piracy.

A lot of sites are on blackout today to oppose it.

If you want to see what I mean, go to www.gamebattles.com, you'll also be able to see more about.

If you go to google.com, a black board of sorts is covering the google letters. Click on it for even more info on SOPA/PIPA.

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post Jan 18 2012, 10:56 PM
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Don't forget about Wikipedia. That site has a blackout today as well.


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post Jan 18 2012, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (Kaptain J @ Jan 18 2012, 05:56 PM) *
Don't forget about Wikipedia. That site has a blackout today as well.


There's a way around that, lol.

If you cancel the page load after you can see it, it'll stop right there and the blackout info won't come up.


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post Jan 18 2012, 11:05 PM
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QUOTE (Obrusnine @ Jan 18 2012, 06:04 PM) *
There's a way around that, lol.

If you cancel the page load after you can see it, it'll stop right there and the blackout info won't come up.


You can also just disable javascript.
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post Jan 18 2012, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (Touchfuzzy @ Jan 18 2012, 06:05 PM) *
You can also just disable javascript.


Ah, didn't know that. Neat.


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post Jan 18 2012, 11:32 PM
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Thanks Guys ~
I signed the petition, even though i doubt thats gonna change anything. Lol
Gode, Hopefully it wont be passed.
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post Jan 18 2012, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (Arctic Heart @ Jan 18 2012, 06:32 PM) *
Thanks Guys ~
I signed the petition, even though i doubt thats gonna change anything. Lol
Gode, Hopefully it wont be passed.


Seriously, the whole thing is kind of scary. You should look at some of the vids of what they could do with this kind of power...


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post Jan 19 2012, 03:03 AM
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Last I remember reading, they shelved SOPA indefinitely after its hearing got postponed a couple of days ago. The only thing the sites are really now protesting is mostly PIPA. Which is pretty much the Senates version of SOPA, which should hopefully die before it reaches its hearing. So yeah, I wouldn't worry about SOPA at this point anymore. PIPA on the other hand...

But really at this point it looks like PIPA will receive the same fate.

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post Jan 19 2012, 04:01 AM
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QUOTE (Confederacy @ Jan 18 2012, 10:03 PM) *
Last I remember reading, they shelved SOPA indefinitely after its hearing got postponed a couple of days ago. The only thing the sites are really now protesting is mostly PIPA. Which is pretty much the Senates version of SOPA, which should hopefully die before it reaches its hearing. So yeah, I wouldn't worry about SOPA at this point anymore. PIPA on the other hand...

But really at this point it looks like PIPA will receive the same fate.


That's always good to hear.


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post Jan 19 2012, 05:12 AM
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Just a few years ago wasn't the US trying to help out China when the Chinese government wanted to censor google or something? I forget all the details and I know it's not exactly the same, but now we try to do something a little bit similar and it's okay?


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post Jan 19 2012, 06:04 AM
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Yeah, it's shelved for now, SOPA that is, but it'll appear again when the hype has gone down. The protests have at least made a few congress men pull out their names and do not support the bill anymore. Obama has also said they will not support the bill, which is also good.

But still.

Also, let me just go #$%!*!@ at the assholes who are complaining that Wiki is 'down' (despite the fact you can still access the content), and don't care about this 'SOPA stuff', when it's exactly what could happen for real if SOPA were to pass. Great going, be proud of your ignorance.

I for one am not getting the Google blackout though. Perhaps it's because I'm in Europe?
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post Jan 19 2012, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Celianna @ Jan 19 2012, 12:04 AM) *
Also, let me just go #$%!*!@ at the assholes who are complaining that Wiki is 'down' (despite the fact you can still access the content), and don't care about this 'SOPA stuff', when it's exactly what could happen for real if SOPA were to pass. Great going, be proud of your ignorance.


You don't mean me, do you? 'Cause I wasn't complainin'.


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Arctic Heart
post Jan 19 2012, 12:43 PM
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Ok, Thats good. ~
I thought i was gonna take EVERYTHING down of my site. LOL
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post Jan 19 2012, 03:23 PM
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Celianna, I think Google's blackout is just thier show of support for the anti-SOPA movement. A lot of high-profile entities and people are very outspoken. George Takei went a day without posting anything on his site or on facebook for example. For him, that's a serious committment! LOL

Seriously, the majority of the big decisions being made lately are pushing in the direction of a second Civil War. Bad, bad stuff.


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post Jan 19 2012, 06:11 PM
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A lot of people on my facebook were complaining about people complaining about SOPA and PIPA, but i think a lot of people don't realize just what the ramifications of the two are... theyre essentially the same thing, but....

the biggest thing that would be changed is that if something is copyrighted, you cant use it. period. unless it's yours....even if you had gotten permission. now, that sounds like how everything is already, right? wrong. say if i wanted to go online and watch an Episode of the big bang theory on youtube. well, the only avaible episodes to watch, would now be the ones by the owners of the show (wb? fox? i dont even know xD ). now, say i wanted to research something they talked about in that episode; perhaps a reference to an earlier episode i had missed. normally, id wikipedia big bang theory season _, episode _ and find out. cant now! because wikipedia doesnt have any legal rights to that show. damn, cant watch my big bang theory. perhaps ill play pokemon. oh dang, what level does sandile evolve at again? ill just check bulbapedia....oh, wait, ccant! cuz it would no longer exist, because they have no rights to pokemon of any form. your avitar contain an image of ed from full metal alchemist? you hafta change it now! these all sound like dumb examples, but the internet would truly be turned upside down.

ill let everyone ponder the further ramications past looking up episode information or what levels my pokemon evolve at xD but you get my point; most of the websites we use daily we take for granted. most of them would be completely gone, or so sanded down that you wouldnt know what they used to be a year from.


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post Jan 19 2012, 07:11 PM
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If it goes throught ill have to change my avatar?
I still am against it but don't you like the last bit about avatars may be over the top just a bit
And the monitering power that these bills want from big websites like facebook and twitter is almost impossible
Because they would moniter everyone and stop and links before the goverment could find out.
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And most small or indipendent studios for anything will die out because no one will know about them.
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Arctic Heart
post Jan 19 2012, 07:17 PM
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Im so glas SOPA wont happen, Just gotta get rid of PIPA.... ~
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post Jan 19 2012, 08:05 PM
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Yes, it would be THAT restricted. lol it would be hard to traffic at first, but eventually they would TRY to. and OPA and PIPA are essentially the same thing, just from different situations. more than likely neither will pass, because everyone will argue that it goes against our bill of rights. it wont pass. theylll try again. it wont pass another 4 times. then, itll go to the supreme court. theyll talk about it for a long long time and it wont pass. dont even worry, haha


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post Jan 19 2012, 08:29 PM
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I say we drink everytime it doesn't pass
so who has enough for 30 drinks?
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