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Postby rockingmtranch on 23 Dec 2011 19:24

Over 40 Internet Companies Come Out Publicly Against SOPA

Since the list of 120 or so SOPA supporting companies hit the Internet yesterday, the lines have been drawn; People are publicly promising to pull thousands of domains from domain registrar Godaddy after it appeared on the list as a supporter. Other people are calling those people “bullies.”

Whether you’re for or against it SOPA has become somewhat of a pain point amongst techies, with the overwhelming majority, including myself and almost every other writer on the TechCrunch team, leaning heavily towards “against.”

SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) essentially allows ISPs to block entire domains because a piece of hosted content infringes copyright. As the bill approaches deliberation in House of Representatives next month, a steady stream of Internet companies have taken anti-SOPA stands. After all, sacrificing innovation to save a dying business model is a close as it gets to anathema in these parts.

Here’s a list of all the publicly anti-SOPA tech/Internet companies I could find. Please add other ones you know of in the comments.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/22/over-4 ... inst-sopa/
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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 24 Dec 2011 17:49

It's good to see many big companies and institutions oppose this proposed legislation. I don't think it'll materialize at the end as it is too complicated to enforce first of all, and secondly, there will be -and already there are- many significant voices that will forcefully oppose this legislation. :brave:
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 12 Jan 2012 15:57

This should be interesting on the 18th.
http://rt.com/usa/news/reddit-shut-down-sopa-557/
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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 13 Jan 2012 13:38

rockingmtranch wrote:This should be interesting on the 18th.
http://rt.com/usa/news/reddit-shut-down-sopa-557/

Hope so. Google and Facebook should support same kind protests, too, as the news suggests.
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 13 Jan 2012 16:02

They should but doubt they will.
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 13 Jan 2012 23:54

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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 15 Jan 2012 18:53

Very promising indeed =D>
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 18 Jan 2012 15:38

Looks like Google got on board after all. :-bd
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 18 Jan 2012 18:07

And many, many others. =D>
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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 19 Jan 2012 02:49

Another step :

Sopa: US backers end support for anti-piracy bill
According to the BBC: "Eight US lawmakers have withdrawn their backing from anti-piracy laws, amid "blackout" protests on thousands of internet sites. Two of the bill's co-sponsors, Marco Rubio from Florida and Roy Blunt from Missouri, are among those backing away. Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia and blog service WordPress are among the highest profile sites to block their content.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has branded the protests as "irresponsible" and a "stunt". The MPAA, Hollywood's primary advocate in Washington and a key supporter of the legislation, is led by former Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Dodd."

Full, more detailed news here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16623831

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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 19 Jan 2012 18:59

Nightwatch wrote:Another step :

Sopa: US backers end support for anti-piracy bill
According to the BBC: "Eight US lawmakers have withdrawn their backing from anti-piracy laws, amid "blackout" protests on thousands of internet sites. Two of the bill's co-sponsors, Marco Rubio from Florida and Roy Blunt from Missouri, are among those backing away. Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia and blog service WordPress are among the highest profile sites to block their content.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has branded the protests as "irresponsible" and a "stunt". The MPAA, Hollywood's primary advocate in Washington and a key supporter of the legislation, is led by former Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Dodd."

Full, more detailed news here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16623831

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MPAA f'n crybabies =))
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Re: SOPA

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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 27 Jan 2012 18:21

:salute:

And:

E3 organiser pulls SOPA support following gamer backlash

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/33 ... -backlash/
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 28 Jan 2012 16:25

I'm sure this will be revisited but for now, it is dead! :-bd =D>
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Re: SOPA

Postby Nightwatch on 29 Jan 2012 16:09

Power to the people-on internet! :-bd :mozilla_smile:
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Re: SOPA

Postby rockingmtranch on 30 Jan 2012 18:06

I see on RT that Poland is having demonstrations against ACTA which is the same bullshit.
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Re: SOPA

Postby DARK TEMPLAR on 01 Feb 2012 20:40

I say *FUCK IT!* We are all going to prison anyway once that gets passed, which is more likely then with the previous attempts, it does not matter what we do from that point on.
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