US Threatens Spain For Not Implementing SOPA-Like Law

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  1. quest7 macrumors member

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    SharkLaser writes "In a leaked letter sent to Spain's outgoing President, the US ambassador warned that if Spain didn't pass SOPA-like file-sharing site blocking law, Spain would risk being put into United States trade blocklist. United States government interference in Spain's intellectual property laws have been suspected for a long time, and now the recent leaks of diplomatic cables confirm this. Apart from the cables leaked earlier, now another cable dated December 12th says U.S. expresses "deep concern" over the failure to implement SOPA-style censorship law in the country. 'The government has unfortunately failed to finish the job for political reasons, to the detriment of the reputation and economy of Spain,' read the letter. Racing against the clock in the final days of the government, Solomont had one last push. 'I encourage the Government of Spain to implement the Sinde Law immediately to safeguard the reputation of Spain as an innovative country that does what it says it will, and as a country that breeds confidence,' he wrote."

    http://m.technewstube.com/view/59/

    I don't understand, why are we worried about what Spain does.
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It is the MPAA, RIAA, et. al using their massive lobbying power to direct threats at Spain.
     
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    Pathetic.

    Imagine Spain were to try and tell the Americans how to legislate.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You could be sure US politicians would be freaking their ****.
     
  8. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Every country in the world tries to influence the politics of the other. This is in no way an uncommon practice. You think the U.S. hasn't received directives from other nations to pass certain laws, change policy or otherwise influence politics? Everyone picks their battles.
     
  9. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I do think that.

    The US -- without fail -- acts like a bloody wrecking ball when other countries do not do as it pleases. Surely you can't failed to have noticed this.
     
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    You would be wrong.

    The United States based it's surveillance system off the UK's system after going over there and asking for their input.

    We ( the US ) can now thank the British Government for our government peeking into out private lives.


    As for the US threatening Spain about the SOPA. Well the US can go screw themselves.
     
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    In my opinion, that would not be classed as trying to directly influence legislation within a foreign country.
     
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    The U.S. under the Obama regime is trying to implement a New World Order. A centralized government is a dream to them with authoritative principles under the cloak of "democracy".

    You guys' GQ liberal puppet of Change seems to be rebelling. Time to send him to his room.
     
  13. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Time to send you to your room, renewed.

    That nice big white padded room. With no television.
     
  14. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    You're kidding right?

    SOPA is a bi-partisan disaster, emblematic of the worst aspects of our government working together in the interests of big business. If anything, the New World Order is going to be driven by large multinationals rather than governments. Or Hulk Hogan depending on the apocalyptic scenario.
     
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    Key word in bold.
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I heard Obama backs the Amero.
     
  17. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Of course he does! Look at how well the Euro is getting on, and with that booming Mexican economy, he'd be crazy not to.

    Though I hear he also has a soft spot for the Yuan.
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    My spidey-sense tells me this isn't going to end well.

    But anyway, as regards Spain, piracy has been completely rampant there for some time, partially due to their legislation and partially because people don't have tons of money to spend. Their economy has been harder than many in the euro-zone.
     
  19. firestarter macrumors 603

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    This.
     
  20. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I heard he killed Vince Foster.
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, he was a chrononaut for Darpa and visited Mars by way of teleportation in the 1980s. It's true.


     
  22. MorphingDragon, Jan 5, 2012
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    So thats the same as this is it?

    http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/us-lobbied-nz-over-copyright-laws-wikileaks-cables-4149178

    :rolleyes:

    I wonder how long America will "Tolerate" our Software Patent laws.
     
  23. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I seriously hope I am wrong. And in 3-4 years if we can then I'll come in here and take all the flack you dish out.

    Here's to hoping I'm paranoid.
     
  24. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I hope Spain gives the finger and votes this down.
     
  25. Sydde, Jan 5, 2012
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    I can get on board with that – as long as nobody tries to paint me a Ron Paul supporter because of it.

    (especially considering that SOPA is not even out of House committee in .us)
     

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