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Posted 1/19/12
I can't believe that they actually think that the people won't mind SOPA bill being passed?

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Posted 1/19/12
hey.... If SOPA wins, does this mean that crunchyroll might get shut down? ._. i dont want that!
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Posted 1/19/12
Crunchyroll wont get shut down. The Congress would. And we, internet freaks, shall bring an end to the world in 2012.
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Posted 1/19/12 , edited 1/19/12
Again I bring it up.....think about who's adminstration this is happening under. Not to get anyone to swing a certain way politically, but I'm just reminding you this because it might help you decide who to support and vote for in the future.

I don't know if anyone saw the link I posted in a simular thread, but here it is:

http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/exclusive-hollywood-moguls-stopping-obama-donations-because-of-administrations-piracy-stand/

Then I found this just now:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOP_DEBATE_INTERNET?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-01-19-21-28-15

As an independent, this is encouraging even though I'm no fan of any of these canidates. But I have yet to hear one democrat speak out against SOPA. I'd really love to know one that is. Any of you know who?
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Posted 1/19/12
I wouldn't bet on Obama vetoing it. He's still trying to play both sides as indicated by that article.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/exclusive-hollywood-moguls-stopping-obama-donations-because-of-administrations-piracy-stand/

Hollywood has traditionally backed the democrats and GOP seems is taking advantage of it by positioning themselves as the anti-SOPA party. Money changes hands easily though. Hollywood could start pouring money the other way. I recall a few websites that have extensive information on where campaign contributions are going.

I think the tech companies will be more careful with what goes on in the capital now because they usually don't pay much attention and they probably have more money to throw around than the SOPA backers. Right now the tech companies are being outspent ten-to-one by the content companies. That may change soon.
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Posted 1/19/12
Well hollywood needs to stop putting out crap that passes for entertianment, and instead start being creative and original. They can do this without the need to sink so damn low. That's all they have to do, and then people like me wouldn't have to turn to the internet these days to get our true entertainment. Not to mention the movies would be booming again and cable/satilite subscribers would go back up.

But nope, they gotta do anything for a buck in the name of entertainment and ratings while sheeple buy into that garbage. I think that's half the reason why piracy is up...not that I fully support piracy.
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Posted 1/19/12
i guess u know megavideo is already down
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Posted 1/20/12
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Posted 1/20/12
Using SOPA to fight piracy is like using a mortar to kill an ant. How the hell would you ever consider it a good idea?

Under SOPA, you could be put in jail for 5 years for pirating a Michael Jackson song...that's more than what the doctor who enabled his death got. The US has only 5% of the world's population but already has a HUGE 25% of the world's prisoners. We don't need more people in jail doing long amounts of time for relatively trivial things. Drain the taxpayers more, please.

Sure, it will probably do a lot to stop pirating, but it does nothing to ensure that people do not endure cruel and unusual punishments. Putting someone in jail for 5 years for pirating something they could have bought for a dollar is hardly a fitting punishment. Also, nobody knows how minor violations will be handled. You could either get a full sentence or nothing at all. It's way too inconsistent and vague to be worth passing.
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Posted 1/20/12
Assuming SOPA were to pass,would that mean reading manga and watching anime can get you jail time for up to 5 years in prison?
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Posted 1/20/12
Stupid government, you cannot control the internet.
Posted 1/20/12
It was shot down anyways. Governments backed off the bill as of today. Though I know it will return down the line in a new revision.
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Posted 1/20/12 , edited 1/20/12
In Sweeden a 24 year old guy has been brought to court for sharing 60 movies through torrent, thats obviously a stupid thing to do :P
BUT another guy who downloaded one file through torrent was also brought to court.
Sweedish law is such a sheep, SOPA haven`t passed dammit :P




Bashment wrote:

i guess u know megavideo is already down


MV sucked anyway, with their timelimit.
It`s worse that MU is down.
Posted 1/20/12
Yesterday in the Presidential primary debates, even very 'mainstream' politicians like Romney and Gingrich pretty firmly distanced themselves from SOPA. Ron Paul never was a supporter...and Santorum...well...Santorum seems to think that SOPA is a nifty idea.

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Posted 1/20/12
Pole ticks iz da gaye.
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