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(Huffington Post)   SOPA is back. This is not a repeat from every single month of the last four years   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 21
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2013-08-26 09:57:49 AM
3 votes:
SOPA is back.

This is the story of two parties. Republican and Democratic. These are the conservatives, and these are the liberals, and this is SOPA.

/Confused?  You won't be after this episode of SOPA.
2013-08-26 10:31:41 AM
2 votes:
It is slot machine lawmaking.  Keep putting in coins (bills) and pulling the level (voting) until you get the result that you want.
2013-08-26 10:19:43 AM
2 votes:

182: nekom: As a computer professional, I find it hilarious that people think it's possible to stop piracy.  If you can view/listen to/play it, you can copy it.  That's just how data works.

just another reason to fill the prisons.


For-profit businesses do not do well in a shrinking market, so it only makes good economic sense to create as many new potential felons as possible.  The privileged kids will have daddy pay the right lawyers in any case, meaning this is a "criminal justice" win-win all the way around.
2013-08-26 10:07:04 AM
2 votes:
As a computer professional, I find it hilarious that people think it's possible to stop piracy.  If you can view/listen to/play it, you can copy it.  That's just how data works.
2013-08-26 10:00:18 AM
2 votes:
Monied interests will always try to destroy America.  That's why it was a much nicer country back when the top tax rate was over 70%.
2013-08-26 10:49:28 AM
1 votes:
Eventually it will pass because there is too much money behind it funding politicians campaign accounts.
2013-08-26 10:45:56 AM
1 votes:
Well sure they can't try to repeal Obama care everyday.
2013-08-26 10:35:24 AM
1 votes:

EvilEgg: I knew the powers that be wouldn't give up SOPA


No they won't.  It is just like the votes for 'Casino Gambling' in our area (and others have said it happened in their areas too).  The casino's got the issue on the ballot and it was voted down.  They put it on the ballot again and it gets voted down again.  After 5 or 6 times the issue finally passed and once passed it is impossible to reverse.  SOPA will come up again and again.  It will pass at some point and once it does it can never be reversed.
2013-08-26 10:34:26 AM
1 votes:
2013-08-26 10:31:41 AM
1 votes:
Does this one have language making VPNs illegal? I give it 3 years before they try to pass that one.
2013-08-26 10:31:36 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm.... You tube uploads? No one seems to get money from suing the tube. Plus anyone can download their streaming content as it is.

I don't get it... illegal downloads are where it all happens- not illegal streaming.
2013-08-26 10:29:28 AM
1 votes:
Time to recirculate this, I guess.
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2013-08-26 10:28:16 AM
1 votes:
Haven't kept up on technology?
Can't compete in the modern entertainment world?
Don't have a clue how to get content into consumers' hands without going through Wal-Mart?
Audiences ignoring your reused and recycled crap and turning to other sources of entertainment?

No problem!

Introducing SOPA!

SOPA makes it a felony to do anything that every 12-year-old with a broadband connection has figured out how to do. And since your government doesn't remotely have enough law enforcement, prosecutors, or judges to go after any of these "offenders," you can just everyone into poverty! That will surely bring you back into competitive business practice.

/we should make a mock-commercial out of this. And post it all over YouTube, Dailymotion, and anywhere else we can find.
//Netflix might actually help us produce it
2013-08-26 10:25:40 AM
1 votes:
All of the protests against this should use Aaron Swartz's picture as a reminder of what he died for. I guess, now that they got him out of the way they're just going to continue on trying to push this tripe through again
2013-08-26 10:24:03 AM
1 votes:
Don't like the laws? Delete all your online accounts and don't get online again.

The next thing you know, not having an online account will be a felony.

I weep for my children's future.
2013-08-26 10:22:25 AM
1 votes:

182: nekom: As a computer professional, I find it hilarious that people think it's possible to stop piracy.  If you can view/listen to/play it, you can copy it.  That's just how data works.

just another reason to fill the prisons.


Nah, prisons are just for the poor, and brown skinned people.  This is so the gov't can impose higher taxes on the ISP's, who in turn raise your rates and slow down traffic, in the interest of "National Security".  It's much more profitable that way.
2013-08-26 10:20:14 AM
1 votes:
My conscience has come to the following conclusion:  If I ever run into a musician (or actor/director, etc... I guess) who is the "victim" of my illegal streaming, I will hand him or her $20 and say "thanks" for the valued entertainment.
I suppose if I find that you're a sound technician or cameraman I can buy you a beer or a zagnut or something.
2013-08-26 10:16:46 AM
1 votes:
Yeah it's not going away. They're going to get that through one way or another.
2013-08-26 10:15:33 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Monied interests will always try to destroy America.  That's why it was a much nicer country back when the top tax rate was over 70%.


If it gets much worse, we'll just have to take the top 10% of their body-weight.   That's called the French Tax.
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2013-08-26 10:13:44 AM
1 votes:

nekom: As a computer professional, I find it hilarious that people think it's possible to stop piracy.  If you can view/listen to/play it, you can copy it.  That's just how data works.


just another reason to fill the prisons.
2013-08-26 09:48:01 AM
1 votes:
I knew the powers that be wouldn't give up SOPA.  The internet had that big victory when everybody came together to protest it, but the money that wants it is patient and will keep coming.
 
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