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(Politico)   RIAA on SOPA outrage: "It sure seems like the deck is stacked to ensure no meaningful or balanced debate occurs on an issue that is very important to American jobs and our economy"   (politico.com) divider line 336
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2012-01-15 08:58:54 AM
Those corporations' cocks aren't going to suck themselves.
 
2012-01-15 09:23:21 AM
No Ironic tag for this one?
 
2012-01-15 09:29:23 AM
See? This is where I need the cartoon of the laughing guy saying "Ha-ha, Oh wow!"
 
2012-01-15 09:34:49 AM
Someone ask the RIAA about all the money record labels owe to artists and how much of the money from RIAA lawsuits actually goes to the people who hold the copyrights.
 
2012-01-15 09:36:48 AM
Ye$, it'$ too bad the poor RIAA ha$n't any other $ort of recour$e they can (and do) u$e to balance out the oppo$ition.
 
2012-01-15 09:37:51 AM

SmackLT: No Ironic tag for this one?


Came here to say this.

Hey RIAA, television studios, etc. FIND A NEW BUSINESS MODEL.

If you make everything available online and make it reasonable to buy without insane restrictions, it will be bought legally by 99% of people. We pirate because you make content unavailable through legal means or make it so restrctive that it isnt worth the price. Maybe look in the mirror a bit here.
 
2012-01-15 09:39:58 AM
Google is pouring gigabucks into lobbying against SOPA - and Google makes more in a quarter than the entire movie industry does in a year.
 
2012-01-15 09:45:30 AM

Vodka Zombie: See? This is where I need the cartoon of the laughing guy saying "Ha-ha, Oh wow!"


i1125.photobucket.com
You're welcome.

/Die RIAA DIE!
//In a fire please, kthxbai.
 
2012-01-15 09:48:26 AM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Vodka Zombie: See? This is where I need the cartoon of the laughing guy saying "Ha-ha, Oh wow!"

[i1125.photobucket.com image 348x228]
You're welcome.

/Die RIAA DIE!
//In a fire please, kthxbai.


You're awesome.
 
2012-01-15 09:48:36 AM
OH YOU MEAN LIKE HOW YOU STACKED THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES 5-1 IN FAVOR OF SOPA???????

God do these people have anything left that even resembles a soul?
 
2012-01-15 09:49:56 AM
The Stop Online Piracy Act only targets foreign websites that are primarily dedicated to illegal and infringing activity. It does not grant the Justice Department the authority to seek a court order to shut down any website operated in the U.S." He added SOPA only "extends enforcement of property rights protections that apply to domestic websites to those that operate abroad" and would not "censor the Internet."

Just the tip, baby. Honest injun!
 
2012-01-15 09:53:16 AM

zipperlip: The Stop Online Piracy Act only targets foreign websites that are primarily dedicated to illegal and infringing activity. It does not grant the Justice Department the authority to seek a court order to shut down any website operated in the U.S." He added SOPA only "extends enforcement of property rights protections that apply to domestic websites to those that operate abroad" and would not "censor the Internet."

Just the tip, baby. Honest injun!


":First they came for the X, and I did not complain for I was not an X" process in effect.
 
2012-01-15 09:53:55 AM

WhyteRaven74: Someone ask the RIAA about all the money record labels owe to artists and how much of the money from RIAA lawsuits actually goes to the people who hold the copyrights.


they'll just call you socialist then mark you down for later extermination.
 
2012-01-15 09:58:55 AM

Gonz: No, he's usually a troll. And his act is rather played out. He's not a bad troll, per se, just predictable. You know what you're going to get from him, which takes a lot of the sheen off his posts.


If you think his comments are anything other than an absurd comedic extension of what some actual trolls actually say on this site, then you are taking Fark entirely too seriously.

My god, the man spent a month last year talking about how awesome Mario Chalmers is.
 
2012-01-15 09:59:43 AM

Berz: +1


corridor: Speak for yourself. I say good riddance.


You two must be a blast at parties.
 
2012-01-15 10:00:59 AM

zipperlip: The Stop Online Piracy Act only targets foreign websites that are primarily dedicated to illegal and infringing activity. It does not grant the Justice Department the authority to seek a court order to shut down any website operated in the U.S." He added SOPA only "extends enforcement of property rights protections that apply to domestic websites to those that operate abroad" and would not "censor the Internet."

Just the tip, baby. Honest injun!


SOPA is the Guantanomo Bay of copyrights.
 
2012-01-15 10:01:13 AM
Fark the RIAA, fark the MPAA, fark the ESA, and fark everyone else who supports SOPA.

They all represent dying business models, and people are getting sick of being controlled by them. You guys already have plenty of legal tools to go after the real pirates. Getting more will only continue to assrape the average citizen in the process, and the idea of it is pissing people off.

I stopped buying new CD's made by RIAA-represented labels back when Napster was shut down the first time. Their music starting to suck was just one of the reasons why I stopped caring about these assholes. Then Lars came out biatching that he supposedly was getting less money because of 12-year olds on Napster swapping Metallica songs (who probably weren't going to buy their CD's anyway), yet it didn't occur to him that his abilities could be easily replaced with a $100 drum machine.

I also think Nickelback was annoying, and then hearing about the lead singer biatching like Lars made me hate that piece of shiat band even more.
 
2012-01-15 10:02:48 AM
Free Mike, Free Mike, Free Mike!
 
2012-01-15 10:03:40 AM
Yeah, if the entire world is against a piece of legislation which hijacks society and the world's culture to benefit a hand full of corporations then yeah, it may appear to be more people to attack it instead of defending it.
 
2012-01-15 10:07:40 AM

GAT_00: It wasn't anything out of the ordinary. I don't like the double standard to only delete some trolls though.


Yeah I don't get it...

Smart guy who makes troll/satire posts and gets some fish on his hook: BALEETED.
Idiot who expresses the same opinions and genuinely believes them: A-OK
 
2012-01-15 10:08:23 AM
This sounds like the complaint from some christians that they are being oppressed.
 
2012-01-15 10:08:26 AM
Anyone think CS Obama isn't going to sign this?
 
2012-01-15 10:08:33 AM

GreatBunzinni: Yeah, if the entire world is against a piece of legislation which hijacks society and the world's culture to benefit a hand full of corporations then yeah, it may appear to be more people to attack it instead of defending it.


People are funny sometimes. *sigh*

Marcus Aurelius: Those corporations' cocks aren't going to suck

punch themselves.

FTFM.

/Dear RIAA, STFU and GBTW.
//Oh wait, your job consists solely of cashing checks and calling lawyers.
///Never mind.
////Resume your DIAF posture.
 
2012-01-15 10:08:45 AM
What's the point?

This piece of shiat will be passed. We'll find a way around it, but it won't be the same.

And not a single fark will be had that day.
 
2012-01-15 10:09:26 AM
Wait, didn't the RIAA (or one of their cronies) institute a media blackout regarding SOPA? How is there supposed to be any debate if nobody is allowed to talk about it? My head asplode.
 
2012-01-15 10:09:26 AM

bulldg4life: Berz: +1

corridor: Speak for yourself. I say good riddance.

You two must be a blast at parties.


No he's right. Trolling is farking retarded.
 
2012-01-15 10:13:05 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Wait, didn't the RIAA (or one of their cronies) institute a media blackout regarding SOPA? How is there supposed to be any debate if nobody is allowed to talk about it? My head asplode.


I think they are realizing that there are companies with gobs of money (like Google) that are against SOPA, as well as a reasonably pissed off portion of the population that also happens to have internet connections. If fewer people were online, the bill wouldn't have gotten the attention it did.
 
2012-01-15 10:13:43 AM

Mugato: No he's right. Trolling is farking retarded.


He's not being funny the right way! Get rid of him!
 
2012-01-15 10:15:25 AM

bulldg4life: Mugato: No he's right. Trolling is farking retarded.

He's not being funny the right way! Get rid of him!


actually, if you're talking about who I think you're talking about, I put it on ignore a while back. constantly repeating the same things over and over and over again just fill up space and contribute nothing to the discussion.
 
2012-01-15 10:16:25 AM
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2012-01-15 10:16:53 AM
"It sure seems like the deck is stacked to ensure no meaningful or balanced debate occurs on an issue that is very important to American jobs and our economy"

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2012-01-15 10:19:35 AM
WhyteRaven74: Someone ask the RIAA about all the money record labels owe to artists and how much of the money from RIAA lawsuits actually goes to the people who hold the copyrights.

Weaver95: they'll just call you socialist then mark you down for later extermination.


Darn... was gonna say it but Weaver95 beat me to it...

/getting old is a biatch

//been marked already thanks... just awaiting the 'producer police' to arrive and finish the job...

///beware the 'producer police'... their slogan is 'MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!'
 
2012-01-15 10:20:35 AM
Whenever I hear things like this, I ask myself a question: Is this guy that much of a lying shiathead, or is the cognitive dissonance so strong that he truly believes what he is saying?

Then I weep because I realize it doesn't matter. He's still going to win. One of the most wildly unpopular bills to ever go to the floor is going to pass, despite the screams of every one of us. Why? Because Congress is filled with geriatric assholes who think every American citizen is a criminal anyway and should be caged.

I don't even know why they bother to keep working when they hate their country so much.
 
2012-01-15 10:20:47 AM

oroku_saki: Fark the RIAA, fark the MPAA, fark the ESA, and fark everyone else who supports SOPA.


The European Space Agency supports SOPA?
 
2012-01-15 10:23:31 AM

vwarb:

I don't even know why they bother to keep working when they hate their country so much.


fc00.deviantart.net

Because they're making better worlds. all of them...better worlds.
 
2012-01-15 10:26:16 AM

zipperlip: The Stop Online Piracy Act only targets foreign websites that are primarily dedicated to illegal and infringing activity. It does not grant the Justice Department the authority to seek a court order to shut down any website operated in the U.S." He added SOPA only "extends enforcement of property rights protections that apply to domestic websites to those that operate abroad" and would not "censor the Internet."

Just the tip, baby. Honest injun!


This reminds me of how my friend from Austrailia honestly believes that their government will censor child porn and nothing else on the Internet, even though they've already been caught blocking sites that merely oppose the blocking policy.

/Fortunately, that whole thing appears to be dead in the water now
 
2012-01-15 10:32:34 AM

heypete: oroku_saki: Fark the RIAA, fark the MPAA, fark the ESA, and fark everyone else who supports SOPA.

The European Space Agency supports SOPA?


I don't think so, but the Entertainment Software Association does. Anyone who has purchased stuff from Nintendo, Sony, Capcom, EA, or Square-Enix has at least some of that money go to the ESA. Here's a full list of their members (new window).

What is so ironic about the ESA is that they created a group called the Video Game Voter's Network that supposedly champions free speech. However, recent news makes it seem that they only care about free speech that supports the ESA and their member's bottom lines.
 
2012-01-15 10:36:58 AM

adamgreeney: We pirate because you make content unavailable through legal means or make it so restrctive that it isnt worth the price. Maybe look in the mirror a bit here.


No you pirate content because you are an entitled idiot who believes that you should benefit from pirating without paying.
 
2012-01-15 10:37:59 AM

vwarb: Whenever I hear things like this, I ask myself a question: Is this guy that much of a lying shiathead, or is the cognitive dissonance so strong that he truly believes what he is saying?

Then I weep because I realize it doesn't matter. He's still going to win. One of the most wildly unpopular bills to ever go to the floor is going to pass, despite the screams of every one of us. Why? Because Congress is filled with geriatric assholes who think every American citizen is a criminal anyway and should be caged.

I don't even know why they bother to keep working when they hate their country so much.


This is why I abstain from voting. The US political system is systemically flawed and I refuse to participate in it. When I tell people this I usually get a response along the lines of, "If you don't vote, the system will never change!" Or, "Voting is your only way to voice your opinion!"

My opinion doesn't matter. Neither does my vote. There's really no substantial difference between political parties. We're supposed to be a republic. Our politicians are supposed to be elected to represent our interests. But they don't. They mostly serve their own interests. Any action that actually benefits the common man was just posturing or pandering for votes. Period.

SOPA is just the latest example of this mindset. It's wildly unpopular. The constituency DOES NOT want this legislation. But our representatives are gearing up to shove it down our throats anyway. Because shut up, that's why.
 
2012-01-15 10:38:49 AM
PATRIOT ACT,NDAA,SOPA,Citizens United,PIPA...


All in all they are all just Bricks in the Wall

Feel the fascist boot on your neck yet?
 
2012-01-15 10:39:31 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Anyone think CS Obama isn't going to sign this?


White House "will not support" SOPA as it stands
 
2012-01-15 10:40:11 AM
If every industry acted like the RIAA. . .

They would have banned the automobile because it was putting the horse industry out of work, think of all the blacksmiths that wouldn't be able to shoe horses.

They would have banned the television because it was cutting into radio profits.

They would have banned the airliner because it endangered the railroad industry.

The RIAA is based on an obsolete business model: the idea that music artists require distributors and labels to ensure that their works are distributed to the public at large. The internet makes that obsolete, because now an artist could just sell their works directly to the people.

Of course, spending the 90's charging $15 for a CD with maybe 1 or 2 songs people wanted to hear and a bunch of filler material made people get used to the idea they were being overcharged for music (when people knew it costs only cents to produce the actual physical CD, and seeing rock stars living like, well, rock stars made people think that musicians certainly weren't hurting). Feeling like you've been ripped off by people who are already rich made the public feel no remorse at copyright infringement by the time peer to peer file sharing came around.

The RIAA (and through them the major labels) built it's entire business model on being the monopolistic provider of music entertainment in the USA, charging as much as they could get away with for as little product as they had to. It worked well for decades. Then technology came around which made their business model obsolete.

So, they've got a shiat-ton of money, and they want to change the law to ban all technology that could threaten their business model. It doesn't matter how much collateral damage the law could do, and as it has been shown, SOPA could pretty much crash the whole farking internet, they just want to make sure they keep getting money.

"Meaningful debate"? Sounds like there is a helluva lot of meaningful debate going on, and the fact that SOPA is receiving actual disagreement and people speaking out against it (i.e. debate) instead of blind agreement (what they were trying to get away with) is their whole problem.

Jobs? They are honestly trying to say that SOPA will save jobs? What, maybe a few positions at record labels, maybe? As opposed to the damage to dot.coms if it passes? The damage to the whole farking internet just to try to preserve the music industry? How important do they think they are?
 
2012-01-15 10:40:41 AM
"It sure seems like the deck is stacked to ensure no meaningful or balanced debate occurs on an issue that is very important to American our jobs and our my family's economy"
 
2012-01-15 10:41:35 AM
"It sure seems like the deck is stacked to ensure no meaningful or balanced debate occurs on an issue that is very important to American jobs and our economy"

It sure does. But enough about the war on drugs, we're talking about a massively draconian internet law that won't even accomplish its stated objective.
 
2012-01-15 10:42:36 AM

Honest Bender: This is why I abstain from voting.


Then STFU. You've got no reason to complain; you got the government you deserve.
 
2012-01-15 10:44:02 AM

KrispyKritter: that bears repeating. lame is lame. the troll / snark content is the reason for coming here. this harshed my buzz and gave me teh mild sad.


I enjoy snark. I dislike trolling. Intelligent snark, back handed compliments, etc can be fun. Obvious trolls just make reading the posts a chore. I'm grateful that there's a means on Fark to help streamline the comments.

/I'll ignore a troll one or twice
//But the repeat offenders disappear.
 
2012-01-15 10:45:19 AM

Snarfangel: Anyone notice that liberals claim the country has been going downhill since the eighties? What took off in the eighties?


what took off on the eighties was the rise of the "me generation" and the entitlement and participation trophy generation.

They all believe that they are entitled to benefit from something someone else created without paying for it.

They are greedy farks who believe that the world owes them something.
 
2012-01-15 10:45:38 AM

jayhawk88: OH YOU MEAN LIKE HOW YOU STACKED THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES 5-1 IN FAVOR OF SOPA???????

God do these people have anything left that even resembles a soul?


They have pulsing black things where their hearts should be. That's a kind of soul.
 
2012-01-15 10:46:16 AM

Snarfangel: Mike_LowELL: I have to agree with the RIAA on this. The only balance in this debate is the number of people seeding versus the number leeching. Anyone notice that liberals claim the country has been going downhill since the eighties? What took off in the eighties? Software piracy. Enough said. Look in the mirror, Obama. Maybe if you would stop pirating copies of "Raising Taxes for Dummies", the country wouldn't be in the shape it's in.

Your post contains several words that are protected by international copyright. I can't tell you which ones, because then I would be in non-compliance.

/Which reminds me, I need to renew my license fee to Webster'sTM.


Your post is a good example of how copy protection will never work, as soon as information (in this case a post which was removed) is in the public domain then people will find ways to spread it in spite of attempts to remove it from the public domain.
 
2012-01-15 10:47:14 AM

RobSeace:
White House "will not support" SOPA as it stands


Obama said the same thing about the NDAA. We learned last time that the key is that little "as it stands" bit. They'll change some superfluous wording so he can say he did something. Then he'll sign the thing anyway.

/I voted for Obama
//Gary Johnson 2012
 
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