American Internet Censorship again

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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Sentios » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:12 pm

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch was incensed with the White House statement. “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” Murdoch posted on Twitter. “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying,” he added.


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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Maru » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:28 pm

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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Sentios » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:19 pm

I don't think SOPA has been pulled, the article I posted was only about one part of it getting dropped.

Also it begins. http://tokyotosho.info/

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Now if only a major player like google would shut down it's services for a day.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Mathias » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:31 am

Google put a censor bar over its logo. :/
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Innocence Abandoned » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:26 am

Wikipedia's blacked out (but only in English)
I think Reddit promised to shut down, but I believe it isn't the next day yet where their servers are hosted
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Spoopy Princess » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:27 am

I blacked out my tumblr.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby EagleMan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:04 am

If the Wikipedia thing actually becomes an issue for any of you, just access the cached version on Google.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Innocence Abandoned » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:08 am

Google is being such a bunch of hypocrites. They shouldve shut down today and just taken the financial hit
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Vampire Hiryu » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:56 am

EagleMan wrote:If the Wikipedia thing actually becomes an issue for any of you, just access the cached version on Google.
Or press Esc while the page is still loading.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Dresden » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:45 pm

Would signing the petition REALLY help? I have signed so many only for them to not resolve any issues, that I honestly don't sign them anymore, but if this one were to actually do something, I've got a lot of people who could also help out.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Mathias » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:59 pm

And that thinking is why they fail. Not enough people sign them because they think it won't do anything and they fall short of their goal. Sometimes the legislators don't care, but you still have to make the effort.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Dresden » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:04 pm

I'll sign and pass the word around to my friends. If this site gets nuked then I'll never find out what happens in the comics, and I hate not finishing a good story
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Wulfespinndel » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Cool! We're on strike!
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Sentios » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:52 pm

I can understand google not doing a full blackout since lots of people get to the other sites using google, though they could have done more... like a splash screen or something.

Though I'm not surprised that Facebook has done nothing.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Mathias » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:19 pm

I don't see that Yahoo! has done anything, either.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Q.U. » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby EagleMan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:27 pm

They're all businesses, Wikipedia is a nonprofit and so doesn't care. And there's really no good alternative to it either so there's no worry about losing traffic.

And Dresden maybe instead of signing petitions you should contact your representative.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby shadownerd221 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:31 pm

When will the madness stop?! It's getting annoying.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Sentios » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:13 pm



Ooh TED this pleases me.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Mathias » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:40 pm

Obama still hasn't decided whether to veto. There's a petition you can sign.

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/veto ... h&rd=1&t=3
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Mathias » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:31 am

http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/ ... s-sopa.jpg
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Spoopy Princess » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:45 pm

Hahaha, I saw that on Tumblr and almost peed myself.
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Wulfespinndel » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:29 am

Irony.
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is
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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Maru » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:31 am

Mathias wrote:http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/internet-memes-sopa.jpg
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Yes, I am double-posting to get your attention.

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Re: American Internet Censorship again

Postby Saint Soul » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:07 pm

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