SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
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18-01-2012, 02:09 AM
SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
I'm up at 3 am and noticing several sites now protesting SOPA in awesome ways. At least there is some sanity out there.

The ones I've seen so far:

Google Homepage

Wikipedia

Xbmc

Reddit

and the rest so far listed here.


The internet goes on strike today. Get used to it if these bills are enforced.

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18-01-2012, 03:11 AM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
I'd love to see Google doing a blackout too, instead of just putting a link to the home page.
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18-01-2012, 07:25 AM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
The whole sopa thing is over kill. If someone posts a link to copyrighted content the entire site can be shut down without trial.

Even this site is at risk. Did you create your own avatar? If not it is someone else's intellectual property and can have this site shut down.

It's the equivalent of the navy dropping a nuke on Somalia to get one crew of pirates. Total overkill.

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18-01-2012, 09:17 AM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
I emailed Rep. Cassidy through the Wiki link provided. I know one Congressman who will most def be voting against these bills.



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18-01-2012, 12:38 PM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
My website is down in protest too. I also e-mailed my representatives.

Let's hope that we can make a difference here.

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18-01-2012, 01:46 PM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
(18-01-2012 09:17 AM)germanyt Wrote:  Ron Paul 2012

On an unrelated note, every time I see someone post this, I think of this video (NSFW language)....
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18-01-2012, 04:43 PM (This post was last modified: 18-01-2012 07:16 PM by MasterRottweiler.)
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
Well, I have interesting news today, a bunch of PIPA co-sponsors in the senate are dropping off & removing their names as PIPA co-sponsors.

So far, Sen. John Boozman, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. James Inhofe, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Ben Quayle, Rep. Lee Terry & Congressman Tim Holden have already dropped off.

Links:


First One Down: Rep. Lee Terry Removes His Name As A SOPA Co-Sponsor

More Senators Dropping Off As Co-Sponsors Of PIPA

EDIT:

Link updated: Sen. Scott Brown stated that he will vote NO on SOPA/PIPA.

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18-01-2012, 05:11 PM (This post was last modified: 18-01-2012 06:05 PM by kineo.)
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
Stupid SOPA/PIPA. I want to go to reddit, and I can't. Because of SOPA/PIPA. Sad

Dodgy

I can't even go to FARK.

I hope this Blackout really hits home. Thank you for sharing those links MasterRottweiler, it gives me hope that this will have an impact. I fully support the blackout, but dang it... now I have to work to keep myself busy for the next hour. Stupid SOPA. Big Grin
Here's a great video that explains why SOPA and PIPA are so bad:



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18-01-2012, 11:25 PM
RE: SOPA and PIPA protest day is today; The Blackout
Hi guys! I bring another important update on this SOPA/PIPA thing.

It seem's that the opposition in congress is growing even more, PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed.

Quote:These 13 join a handful of others, including Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), who have already announced their opposition.

The list of senators opposing PIPA is growing, among the growing opposition there are former co-sponsors. So far the senators joining the opposition of PIPA, some of them mentioned in my previous post, are:

Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Scott Brown (R-MA)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

The most recent ones are:

David Vitter (R-LA)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

I'll try to gather keep this information updated, but it seems that the blackout might be working.

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19-01-2012, 07:10 AM
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To those of you in the states. Write to your congressman and complain about this bill. This is the best thing you will do. That's right. I said "will do". Not opposing this is not an option. You will write and you will complain or I will loose it and make hell look like a good vacation spot.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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