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[SOPA] Calling all Internet Lovers - Stop Online Piracy Act!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by wickedcool, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. wickedcool

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    SIGN FOR PETITION!!



    Fight the power, if you are an internet lover, a YouTube browser, or a person that loves to socialize with your friend then you need to be aware of what the government is doing!!

    Google the word "SOPA"

    Huge companies like Google, Microsoft, Firefox, Ebay, 4Chan, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo are all being threatened to shut down or sued to bankruptcy!!

    And they are all fighting against this too!! Read on CNN
    SOPA piracy bill is 'draconian,' Google and tech giants say - Nov. 16, 2011

    On BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15757282

    So fight back! Because if this act passes which it has a huge amount of support from the government, then say good bye to Private Server Industry, The Torrents industry, the porn industry, the social media industry, blogging and forums industry! or any rights or freedoms you think you have on the internet!


    Spread the awareness!! Dont let the government block our voices!! Fight the power!! You might as well just sell your computers and say hello to the StoneAges!!

    PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet on Vimeo/31100268

    Biden on Internet Freedom = Anti-SOPA - YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55mKLcWhr9E
     
  2. Aeroblyctos

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    Whatever for me, I don't live in that country.

    For example if youtube would go down, another will raise up then.
     
  3. Crazed_seal2

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    Hmm.
    Notice that its an american act. Affects 1 country.
     
  4. The Reborn Devil

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    It affects one continent*

    Which in turn causes ripples that affect other nations. Still, it will be worst for the Americans.
     
  5. Crayons

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    private servers? torrents? Oh my Lawd.
     
  6. HFR

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    The government? White House? Joe Biden? Everything America believes in?

    Not my problem.



    Also every time I see the thread title I think about soup.
     
  7. wickedcool

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    yeah even youtube and facebook...WTF?
     
  8. Magtheridon96

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    Who cares about Google?
    Read books to find your shit.

    Who cares about Microsoft?
    Everything they make is shit. (Except for their X-box and their Windows 7 OS)

    Who cares about Firefox?
    If they shutdown, just search for their browser on some warez site.

    Who cares about E-bay?
    Most of the stuff up for grabs is shit.

    Who cares about 4Chan?
    No really.

    Who cares about Facebook?
    We have real-life.

    Who cares about Twitter?
    It's for attention-whores.

    Who cares about Yahoo?
    I don't give a shit.
     
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    Please STFU about Google and Microsoft...everything else can burn !!!
     
  10. Magtheridon96

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    I've hated Microsoft ever since the day my computer restarted for an update while I was playing DotA.

    I have nothing against Google, but there are tons of search engines out there.
     
  11. HFR

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    I've hated Microsoft since Bill Gates stole my girlfriend.

    Ironically, I'm using Windows 7. She was ugly anyway.
     
  12. Destroyer25

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    Indeed. If you think that this only affects Americans then you're retarded. This has international ramifications.

    So would someone please contact their Congressman? As I am unable to do so. And I'm certainly not going to ask my country's Minister of Foreign Affairs to go to Washington to give Canadians' take on this issue, John Baird be crazy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Isn't going to be passed.
     
  14. HFR

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't affects Bhutan or Tibet. 'Cause I'm moving there soon anyway.
     
  15. Destroyer25

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    Wrong, both recently connected to the internet IIRC. Mind you in Tibet China censors pretty much everything.
     
  16. MGCǂSpectre

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    Oh fucking NO?? What am I gonna do without them? ...

    I say pirate the ones you want down. Today's world is controled by monopolists who dont leave any air for the smaller companies to live. I think the US protests some time ago were exactly against the big corps. So DO pirate THEM to get them down.

    I have favorite shows, games that I buy, I dont like when for example SC2 got pirated in the very first days, it was unpleasant to see.. I really disliked it. But yeah such guys are OK and to buy their stuff but some corporations have tons of fat made of money on their bellies!

    Some need to go down (even though I do not like the piracy happening for everything), if this will bring those down. Sometimes we need to make sacrifices for the sake of good.
     
  17. Destroyer25

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    Do you even know the definition of monopoly? Because it's actually one of the most poorly defined things in our world. I can think of dozens of examples of governments going after so called "monopolies", just because they were large companies. Yet I can't think of one instance when an actual monopoly was taken down by a government.

    The fact of that matter is big companies are economically efficient, and most big companies in fact started as very small businesses. Wal Mart, Sears, and JC Penny spring to mind. I could name several others.

    Big business only kills inefficient small businesses. I have a Wal Mart and many other large retail chains within a 5 minute drive away yet there are hundreds and hundreds of small businesses in the same radius.

    The idea that big business destroys small businesses is completely fallacious.
     
  18. MGCǂSpectre

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    Fallacious? Why is there: programs promoting the small and medium business and measures towards monopoly? Also you seem to like monopolists? What if they one day decided to raise e.g the electricity costs (as they constantly do), and you had to pay more, would you like that? Do you pay the housing, the taxes yourself? Often times small firms are forced to shut down due to going bankrupt due to not getting enough income because the large companies as being large can attract people more and duh, nothing is left for smaller ones.


    And let's not forget, not sure if it has ever passed through your mind but some get lots of money in illegal way and make something big out of it. And the only justified thing out of all this is when people, whether with illegal earnings invest their money on making companies, creating work places and jobs for people. This is the good side of it rather than someone living like a parasite and wondering how to waste his money for his own pleasure. Such parasites need to be eliminated

    I also prefer visiting the malls and buying frm there than some cheap markets, I also love working for big companies but that doesn't mean those who have their own business should not be given a chance to live, what are you to defend the current situation? I just love when people are right about many things, then there always comes some 'bright thinker' to defend something that is so wrong.
     
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  19. Destroyer25

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    I see more false claims with no evidence. Now I don't know where you live, but where I live big business and small business coexist very peacefully. They are able to do this because our local business owns are competent and understand that they must make the best use of the advantages they have over big companies.

    Big businesses have: Wide varieties of products to chose from, they are open for longer hours, have ample parking space, and low prices.

    Small businesses have: Convenience, friendly service, and higher quality products (in some cases).

    Of course that happens, and that kind of illegal activity and corruption is what our governments should be fighting. Rather than cases likes the morons in the EU charging Microsoft with being a "monopoly".

    Small businesses do have a chance, there are hundreds if not thousands within a 5 km radius of my house, and they coexist with dozens of large chain retailers.
     
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    Madness!