Jon Stewart promises to have "the Internet" as his guest.

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  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure if its possible to make this stuff up.

    Jon Stewart promises to read up on SOPA, have "the Internet" as his guest.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...up-on-sopa-have-the-internet-as-his-guest.ars

     
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    You know what, I've just come to the conclusion that I really don't care about SOPA.
     
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    Until I post a movie my friend made on Macrumors... and then my friend has Macrumors taken offline for having copywrited materials on it.

    Just sayin'.
     
  4. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    You will if it passes and you start seeing the effects of it.

    See MegaUpload vs Universal for a teaser. MegaUpload did nothing Illegal, but Universal used loopholes to censor the ad as much as possible before Google grew a backbone.

    EDIT: On Second thought I should've posted this in Politics.


    It nullifies the concept of the Safe Harbour Rule, which is enough for its Disdain.
     
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    For the life of me, I can't fathom how an abomination like SOPA can even make it as bill at the US Congress.
    Sorry, fellow Americans, but your democracy is badly, badly broken.
     
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    You should. Everyone should. This puts every website out there at the mercy of copyright holders, and no one can be comforted by that.
     
  7. APlotdevice, Jan 13, 2012
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    Indeed. Many of whom are the same folks who will threaten legal action on what are clearly fair use cases, and get away with it since the average person is neither well versed in the law nor could afford a decent defense.
     
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    I still don't care. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I'm in support of it.
     
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    Why is this news?

    Surely Al Gore has been on the show before?

    ;)
     
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    You can't imagine how a bill like this could make it as a bill in Congress!!??

    You think this is the most abominable bill to make it to Congress? This bill (as much as I dislike it) is a model of intellectual sophistication compared to many.

    It is certainly an abomination, but far from unique in the history of our Congress.

    BTW - your last line should read "our democracy", not "your democracy". Sorry, mate, it's your Congress,too :D ;)
     
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    I really don't understand, isn't this bill supposed to stop online piracy (downloading movies,songs,apps illegally) ? isn't this a good thing?
     
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    It is to powerful and way to broad in how it went about it. It would require Google to not index any site that had possible copyrighted stuff. Put the burden of proof on the site owner not the requirement of the copyright holder like it should be.
    Isp would be required to block sites. DNS servers for the US would be required to be different than the rest of the world. It a good idea but poorly implement.
     
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    I'm not American, that's why. (so perhaps my "fellow Americans" is linguistically incorrect.
     
  14. dgree03, Jan 13, 2012
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    First it wont stop online piracy, not even close. Its a great idea that will be poorly implemented and give far too much power corporate entities that have no interest in the fabric of the internet, only in their bottom line.

    The irony in all of this, is that the very thing they are trying to stop has made the companies supporting it GOBS of money.

    Anyone who pirates movies will find a way around getting to those same movies. The internet moves faster than these corporations can think, pass SOPA and then what?

    These companies should worry about improving their business model first before blaming "pirates" for the reason why their DVD/Theater/Music Business if failing.
     
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    US Copyright Holders already have the means to combat piracy, the DMCA. SOPA is about uncontested censorship by Corporations.
     
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    And the sad (worse) part of this, is that should this be taken to court, those corporations (read: entertainment industry (RIAA/MPAA/MAFIAA, etc) will try to throw Citizens United into our faces and say that they are people too, and need the rights to their 'private property' upheld.. :rolleyes:

    Thank you and your infinite, copious amounts of wisdom, Samuel Alito..

    BL.
     
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    Fear. Plain and simple. Raw fear, even if unsupported in law.

    Who knows how many gross of lawyers are engaged in this pursuit right now?

    :eek:

    (I like that. "Gross of lawyers." tee-hee) :p
     
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    Pros, as in the Lobbyists in Washington have convinced the minions that they control, that it would be good for the Federal budget to have all the sale tax on the wears that their masters produce.
     
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    I think this is what we should be concerned with.
     
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    Merely being neutral.
     
  23. MorphingDragon, Jan 13, 2012
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    Being Neutral can be just as bad as being the enemy

    Being Neutral means allowing the Corporations to limit your freedoms.
     
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    Man you found out my true identity.

    Better watch out for some black helicopters !

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Switzerland allowing the Nazi's to Attack and Occupy neighboring countries was just as evil as the Nazi's actions themselves.
     

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