SOPA/PIPA Online Protest Successful?

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  1. Spencie macrumors regular

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    Protest successful? 13 senators just announced their withdrawal their support for SOPA/PIPA. The concept of SOPA/PIPA are still on the table so there is still a chance of it being passed. Do you think the protest was successful?
     
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    If the protesters wanted senators to withdraw their support for SOPA, then I'm going to take a wild stab at the dark here and say yes it was successful.
     
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    IMO, it will not work in the end. The bill will be pushed, once more, under a different name, different "cause," (since child porno and pirates failed, I wonder what's next).
     
  4. Spencie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, something like it will eventually be passed. I just don't like the idea of censoring the internet. Interested to see what new bill is gonna be introduced.
     
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    Do these Lobbyists not realise that bills like SOPA and OPEN will severely hurt the US economy? Big companies are dependent on the Internet and will have to find safe haven elsewhere.
     
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    Oh, hell, they'll probably hide it in some appropriations bill. :mad:
     
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    With US ecommerce estimated at $225 billion dollars by 2014 [source emarketer], any of these (obviously) cronyistic bills passed into law will tank the US economy virtually overnight.
     
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    THAT. Sir. Is the crux of this countries problems.

    It should be illegal to slip some rider into a bill that the rider has nothing to do with.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    But, then bridges to nowhere would never be built????





    Oh, I see what you did there. ;)
     
  12. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    How? I'm sure most of those $225 billion dollars will come from legal operations and have nothing to do with music or movies.

    I think the bill will eventually come to reality. They just need to change it so that pages like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. don't get affected. After all, the pages you want to target are the ones who have the torrent files, or pages like MegaUpload.

    Besides, I'm sure even the music industry is not mad enough to help a bill which will close site like Facebook or Youtube. This would be a hit (very big hit) to their business. They don't care if you use a song with copyright in your Youtube channel, or in your Facebook page. What they care about is the websites who enable the massive sharing of the actual song file thru the net.
     
  13. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    For now Europe is safe.:)

    Euro comissionar Nelly Smit Kroes said that SOPA/PIPA would not be implemented in Europe.:)
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeah, but because of America's infulance it will eventually be implemented into all western nations.
     
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    I don't think that inflatuance is a word, but you are getting very close to the mark. ;)
     
  16. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    If English is your first language, maybe you did a walkabout when there was spelling:D
    Influence is the word you were looking for. English is my third language, plus I can use a spell checker.

    American influence only carries weight in the Anglo Saxon world, it is a liability in Europe.
     
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    As pointed out by other users such as Gelfin in one of the other threads [note: I would provide links if I were not stuck on a mobile device] the bill plays so fast and loose with the concept of content ownership that virtually any website could be targeted with little regard to due process or the idea of innocent until proven guilty. False DMCA takedowns are already a huge problem for free speech on places like YouTube -- where they are used to effectively silence users who have their videos instantly removed until they can prove their innocence in an oftentimes very lengthy process -- and are handed out with no regard for the freedoms I listed above. SOPA would be ripe for a host of similar abuses on a far larger scale, allowing any entity with money enough to tie up court cases to effectively shut down anyone they choose.
     
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    It is something like Voodoo.

    It's only causes harm if you believe in it.
     
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    SOPA and PIPA may have been tabled but they'll be back with something else. Really something wrong with a law when you can go to jail for 5 years for sharing a Michael Jackson song but only 4 for killing him.
     
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    In < 4 days. Nice. :D

    Spread the word to all your friends, as I doubt many go to the WH site. ;)
     
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    Unfortunately, according to a good friend of mine who is good friends with a powerful congressman, congress has decided to push SOPA/PIPA under the rug for now and quietly pass it in a year when all of the turmoil has calmed down.
     
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    In a years time the house of parliament might not exist.
     

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