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    SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:31 am



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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:33 am

    Otaku Beats is against the passing of the SOPA and PIPA bills.

    Please feel free to share your views, for or against SOPA and PIPA. As I said, Otaku Beats is against them, but that doesn't mean we'll stop you having your say. So please don't be afraid to share your views here.

    And, everyone, whilst you're free to debate, please keep things civil and respect eachother's rights. =)

    If you want to learn more about the bills themselves, you can try these links:

    Stop Online Piracy Act

    PROTECT IP Act


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:40 am

    There's a whole lot of information on the SOPA And PIPA - Learn More wiki page.

    Wikipedia, Live Journal, and many other websites are uniting in protest against these bills.

    Wikipedia says: Imagine a World
    Without Free Knowledge - "For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia."


    Live Journal says: LiveJournal: Why We Oppose SOPA and PIPA - "Since 1999, LiveJournal has been a safe harbor of self-expression and creativity, with the most substantial privacy policies of any social site. We believe the Internet must remain a place that is free to use, free to explore, and free to express.

    This is why LiveJournal ardently opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two bills currently in discussion in the United States Congress; with PIPA up for committee vote this coming January 24. We understand there is good intent behind these two bills they are, after all, designed to protect copyrighted and trademarked property. But the language of these bills is so vague that any intellectual property owner that feels its copyright has been violated can have a site taken down, without the normal due process of law. Based on this, a LiveJournal user could post content, even an icon, that contains copyrighted material, and the copyright owner could conceivably have LiveJournal the entire site taken down without any way for LiveJournal to address or correct the issue.

    LiveJournal is a group of communities created, owned and operated by all of you. We have worked hard to uphold the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. We believe the DMCA, while not perfect, continues to be an adequate measure to fight piracy and copyright infringement. SOPA and PIPA are overkill that would have the effect of undermining our collective guarantee of freedom of speech. These two bills are about censorship, and LiveJournal is joining the fight to ensure these bills never come to pass.

    We hope those of you in the U.S. will join us in our opposition to SOPA and PIPA by letting your local representatives know where they should stand on this issue."


    So those are just two examples. It's actually happening on alot of sites across the internet. And, as you can tell, with good reason.


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Chojin on Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:55 pm

    How can I give my support to a hypocrit


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:25 pm

    Chojin wrote:How can I give my support to a hypocrit

    I saw that lastnight somewhere and couldn't actually believe it. XD


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Chojin on Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:28 pm

    I woke up to it posted on my wall on Facebook XD


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by TheSensei on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:03 am

    This whole bill is retarded do they not realise they are going to destroy the internet !!!!! Are we not allowed to have fun anymore IDIOTS!!!!!!!!
    The anime fanbase is going to drop somewhat as we wont be able to access anime
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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Chojin on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:21 am

    Break out the hooch and order the pizza


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:20 am

    Chojin wrote:Break out the hooch and order the pizza

    Let's hope it's not as temporary as it sounds. But this does just go to show you how effective protesting, and partitioning, can be. =)


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Rickettz on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:30 am

    You might mean petitioning... dear XD
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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Chojin on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:51 am

    I dunno, if you remotely accessed his computing you could partition his harddrive and lock him out of his SOPA documents


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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Rickettz on Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:20 pm

    he wouldnt overly be locked out... cmd prompt ftw XD

    but i get the idea, yes, VIVA LE INTERWEBZ!
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    Re: SOPA/PIPA

    Post by Fizzie on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:17 am

    Rickettz wrote:You might mean petitioning... dear XD

    Yeah. That. >_>


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