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For those of you who haven't heard about the dreaded SOPA/PIPA, Wikipedia, among others, has taken its first step in protest against the bill. The website that has hundreds of thousands of views a week, has gone 'dark' in support of the SOPA blackout day. If you don't know anything about either SOPA or PIPA, I suggest you educate yourself and figure out how to help or else we may end up losing the Internet.
 

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The Senate will re-address these two very dangerous bills on 1/24... The RIAA and MPAA may be contributing millions of dollars to lobby to get these passed to save their own skins, but we can contribute, too, thanks to Google:

https://www.google.c...ing/takeaction/

Kudos also to Imgur, Tor Project, Miro, iSchool at Syracuse University, Oreilly.com, Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress.org, icanhazCheezburger Network, MoveOn.org, Good Old Games, TwitPic, Minecraft, Free Press, Mojang, XDA Developers, Destructoid, Good.is, and hundreds more for joining the fight today.
 

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How can you help?

And why would we lose the internet?

So are we now for capitalism, so long as it supports internet companies that we "like" (haha)?

I join the Occupy InterWebz movement.
 

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Keep in mind most of these internet corporations are not protesting the intent of the bill, but rather the wording of it. Many have described it as vague and apparently with little input from the technical community. Result, a bill which, if enacted, could be easily abused in the form of excessive censorship by the government. My expectation is the bill will be stopped for now, rewritten in a more precise format, and passed somewhere down the road with little or no protest from the big internet players.
 

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Mildly eye opening information here. If it's true, it is pretty messed up how they sue people after they encourage the downloading. Don't be faltered by the man's strange mannerisms, just watch it.
 

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Basically the mpaa for movies and music started this. They want to sue anyone who downloads music and movies. Even if someone hacked the system to make it look like you did. Then it got bigger to where Chinese products which copy USA distributed products are being sold on the internet like makeup and purses etc... Then more and more supporters. Even tho some of these products are already made in china to lol for huge profit margins rofl.

Anyways... The problem is what mcduck says... Plus more. The founders of the internet says the way the dns functions it could break the internet. Also this will make us no better than Iran or korea where they block anything they want on the internet. Sue anyone they want for whatever reason.
This bill will also make innovation null... Its for the lazy corporations. So they can be as lazy as they want and still rake in money.

Also the pirates all have ways around all of this... So its for normal sheep people. Its a form of control. So if sheep don't do nothing about it... Its just going to happen. It won't do anything about pirates cause they can deture this kind of control. Lol got to love corporate controlled government!
 

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Mildly eye opening information here. If it's true, it is pretty messed up how they sue people after they encourage the downloading. Don't be faltered by the man's strange mannerisms, just watch it.
That video deserves its own thread, imo. Thats incredible...
 

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http://gizmodo.com/5...kill-megaupload
wow, doesnt look like they need sopa/pipa, ohh ya, they do to make money... i forgot. closing down pirates is just a front. cause no matter how many they close down the people that pirate will not change, those numbers will always be the same, they will just find another way to do it. may take some a little longer than others but piracy is here to stay no matter what they do. in south Africa people use bluetooth phones to pass music along from phone to phone and laptops here and there. Piracy is going to stay no matter what they say and do. THEY KNOW THIS... THEY WANT TO PROFIT OFF OF IT.

in germany you are guilty until proven innocent. lots of people without internet are acccused and have to pay fines because they cant prove otherwise. there is a large amount of people flocking to germany to make money off of these people by suing them. it doesnt matter if hackers spoofed there ip address or hacked someones wifi. They want the money.

if you have kids this is a law you dont want passed, cause some how they dont know all the rules of these laws and they will get cought from it. thats why this is so dangerous.

Check out annonmous http://gizmodo.com/5...-revenge-strike
http://gawker.com/5877707/the-evil-new-tactic-behind-anonymous-massive-revenge-attack
 

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That's hilarious. Must be from a lesson of the Youtube Lawschool program.

I suggest you consult the E.U. convention on human rights, article 6.2 ... you could start here:
http://en.wikipedia....on_Human_Rights
maybe just too much torrentfreak
http://torrentfreak....n-movie-111222/

"Normally the copyright holder has to prove who did the copyright infringement. As this is hard for him - because he has no chance to look into thousand houses - the courts in Germany alleviate this burden of proof," explains Christian Solmecke, a lawyer with Wilde Beuger Solmecke, the law firm that defended the woman.
Solmecke told TorrentFreak that initially all a copyright holder has to do is show that a protected work has been traded via a specific IP-address, then the accused has to prove their innocence.

"In the next step the defendant has to prove, that neither he nor anyone else who had access to his internet account did the copyright infringement. In my opinion our client has proved that fact. If you have no computer and no W-LAN, there has to be a failure in the backtracking of the IP-address," he added.
The bottom line in Germany is that account holders are responsible for everything that happens on their account and if they can't prove their innocence, they are found guilty. The woman must now pay just over 650 euros in damages to the copyright holder.
maybe i dont know what im talking about, maybe they dont either?

http://gizmodo.com/5877143/riaa-reminds-us-why-we-hate-them-with-obnoxious-smartass-tweet <--- omg not everything on wiki is true? lol
 

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such massive support against this Internet censorship bill is great to see. To think theyd have the power to shut down any website they want is Mao-like when they are asking the ppl to give up their freedom online to chase what their government says is piracy bandits

but where were the people when the patriot act bill was being pushed through.... oh that's right, they were happily given up their freedoms to chase bearded men their government told them were the new enemy

ppl are finally starting to question the status quo...hurry up before it's too late
 

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That's hilarious. Must be from a lesson of the Youtube Lawschool program.

I suggest you consult the E.U. convention on human rights, article 6.2 ... you could start here:
http://en.wikipedia....on_Human_Rights
ps: Osama was named responsible by the american government for 9/11 and apparently occupied (and still do) countries in the middle east to find him

yet no evidence was ever provided that he orchestrated the attacks, apart from a timely home video from a look-alike claiming he did it - and this still wasn't enough for the FBI to list 9/11 as one of his offences

Saddam was said by the american government to be guilty of possessing weapons of mass destruction (well they'd know, they gave them to him to fight the iranians). So Iraq was invaded, saddam killed, yet no evidence/weapons were ever found before or after

guilty until proven innocent

http://www.rense.com...al32/newway.htm
 
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