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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, Jan 20 2012, 19:55)
This round is over, but the war is still very much on. As long as American government has the power to enforce their laws and regulations upon other countries there's no telling what they can come up with next. They need a bit of power reduction.

Round 2 already.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

biggrin.gif Obama decided he would veto the bill no matter what and they have put it in the closet!!!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (cooleokid @ Saturday, Jan 21 2012, 16:32)
biggrin.gif Obama decided he would veto the bill no matter what and they have put it in the closet!!!

Indeed, as has been mentioned several times over several days now.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

People here don't seem to know how veto works. They think it means that its a final decision or a word of god or something like that.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

It's a shame that piracy has increased time by time. The first attack was Megaupload.com

BTW, what is the full meaning of PIPA? (Something like that)

Now what? Rapidshare?

Is this only happening at US? I am afraid that something much more bad will happen... Let's face it.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:19 PM Edited by SmC12, 22 January 2012 - 04:40 PM.

@Dr. John13: PIPA means Protect IP Act.

Apologies if this has been mentioned already. But meet the OPEN act.

SOPA and PIPA may be on hold, however there have been recent talks in congress about the alternative version which apparently has internet freedoms in mind. I see it as just a friendlier version of SOPA, and will be used as a cover untill SOPA can be enforced - if it ever does. And if it doesn't then this bill will be their backup. I don't know much about it or if it's even passed the stages of becoming a law. According to the link it was only introduced on wednesday. This also focuses on foreign sites.

I won't be suprised when they come back with an edited version of SOPA which conveniently compliments the OPEN act so that they can not only have access to a larger number of sites and stop their funding, but they will also be able to close them as they please. Brilliant. I don't see this bill going any further than SOPA.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

It has been postponed which is good news but still wont be withdrawn it is just lying dormant from the looks of things. This video presents hard evidence that SOPA is not legal and exposes the companies trying to make this pass for providing the tools to users for being able to commit piracy for nearly 10 years


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Saturday, Jan 21 2012, 08:53)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Friday, Jan 20 2012, 19:55)
This round is over, but the war is still very much on. As long as American government has the power to enforce their laws and regulations upon other countries there's no telling what they can come up with next. They need a bit of power reduction.

Round 2 already.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:57 AM

I'm sorry, but everyone is running around screaming "we need a smaller government" that doesn't have the power to take down MegaUpload but what would that do? Give the businesses fewer restrictions!!! What are we going to do?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:24 AM

Filesonic and Fileserve disabled their sharing functions. You can only upload things and download your own uploads. I wonder how long before others do the same?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

not just SOPA/PIPA with their broad "outlaw everything that may be copyrighted", but this whole witch-hunt against "piracy" is just going to be a huge suicidal manouver by the big entertainment corporations
they can't understand that we, as a generation, take full advantage of the digital means of file-sharing embedding it in our basic entertainment consume, without "piracy" there would be very little recognition of the movies/series/games/etc they make, and the whole industry would just die off, because more and more people are growing tired of the usual crappy means of "pay for TV and a bunch of stuff you don't like so you can get one show you do" and "pay for overpriced DVD's"
we are using a new mean of entertainment and they just can't keep up, so it starts the grossly unfair attacks, even hitting innocent parts of the internet too. think of all the honest to god, indie developers/artists/musicians/etc who posted their stuff on megaupload/fileserve/filesonic just to get some recognition and now are swept aside like worthless dirt the corps think they are
the big ones are trying to force down our free cyber-throats the very same kind of tiranny they own in the real world and are desperately trying to win here too, because humans are greedy bastards, specially the ones that own and rule everything already




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