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  Wed 18 Jan 2012 - 17:52  #
Hey guys,

What do you think about the SOPA bill that's about to be passed? Its goal is to basically censore pretty much any site that displays 'stuff' that does not 'belong' to it. Meaning that sites like Wikipedia, Tumblr, Twitter will all be censored and taken down if the bill passed.

Click here and join the fight against SOPA!
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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 4:20  #
Isn't that US only?

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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 9:53  #
Its for the US only, don't worry bolo we europeans can enjoy our E-freedom Smile
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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 10:08  #
Yeah what I thought, hence why I don't really care ^^, those websites will just move in another country without such law.

Tho that would be ironical to hear that US citizens need a proxy to use wikipedia. Communism, lobby ; same ending

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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 12:44  #
Meh. The whole situation is ironic for those who live in China.
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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 12:59  #
You guys have to read through the lines if it comes to the USA it will affect the whole world indirect as the biggest part of the Inet is located in the USA. In addition most European laws follow the USA related to the Inet. As far as i understand it if these changes will be implemented we will feel a major diffrence in the daily dosage of Inet.
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  Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 18:55  #
Ya it could be world wide,, US was already flexing its muscle over TVshack.com Judge in the UK said he should be extradited for Sharing protected Intellectual property... he was only the redirection site,, not the streamer...

Sopa would give the power to the US Attorney General to decide what sites can and should be blacked out all over the world... he would just have to contact the service/server provider and have you shut down for abusing intellectual property... Scary stuff

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/help-us-stop-sopa < for some infor from a gamers POV.
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  Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 5:44  #
Dunno why but I really don't feel worried about it as a consumer. Those websites will either move in other countries who don't give a shit about US laws. Or non US products will start to raise.

That sure sucks for the companies themselves since they will lose their income if they keep their activities on US territory.

But lets face it, how long since they started to close torrent sites and other streaming? Close one, ten new open. You can't fight it.

Maybe the day the industry stop being a greedy ***** , more people will start paying for their products.

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  Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 8:38  #
But you guys still dont get it, any western country with extradition can be compelled by the US to comply. Any company that has any link to america through any revenue could and can be shut down.

It wont pass, so i am not shitting a brick... but the fact that they are trying to do this pisses me off to no end.
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  Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 9:09  #
Gruumsh44 wrote:
But you guys still dont get it, any western country with extradition can be compelled by the US to comply. Any company that has any link to america through any revenue could and can be shut down.

It wont pass, so i am not shitting a brick... but the fact that they are trying to do this pisses me off to no end.

Agreed. If SOPA were to pass, sites like Wowpedia, Wowhead, Elitist Jerk would all be shut down. And we'd have to go on the official WoW forums to look for info affraid

But on another serious note, politicians have no idea what they are talking about (80% of the time).
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  Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 15:06  #
hahaha ya, anything official and wow related is a mess to navigate... if they take my wowhead away i will never read up on another boss.

and doubly agreed on the politician 80% comment... so much hot air out there now. disgusts me to no end.
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  Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 5:34  #
Looks like the bill has been postponed for now. Otherwise, Megaupload was shut down.
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  Sun 22 Jan 2012 - 7:05  #
US politicians are morons. Long since they stopped doing anything to help business and just listen to who writes the biggest check.

I'd love to see this pass and enjoy much more internet freedom here in China.
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  Sun 22 Jan 2012 - 7:32  #
I don't think US politicians are morons. I think 80% of politicians worldwide are morons.
Clearly, no artist would actually consider this bill at all because it's so retarded. "Aiming to protect artistic property on the Internet" = let's shut down any site that posts other artists art.

Common sense has long left Congress. They're all like bickering little kids in there.

Same shit is happening in France (we don't have congress but we've got shit politics). After Strauss-Kahn "retired" from politics we've got 3 shit candidates. I think I'm just going to move to Iceland. No politics there.
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