View Full Version : wednesday 18th jan 2012

Soul Controller
01-16-2012, 05:47 AM

Internet goes on strike #blackout everywhere. This Wed Jan 18, many of your favorites sites will be unavailable to you to stop web censorship. Tell everyone, petition even more sites to join

01-16-2012, 07:27 AM
youtube has started questioning u in order for u to upload videos, theres like 8 questions and an essay u need to fill in order to upload videos now

01-16-2012, 08:52 PM
youtube has started questioning u in order for u to upload videos, theres like 8 questions and an essay u need to fill in order to upload videos now

That has nothing to do with SOPA/PIPA especially considering Google owns youtube and is against the proposed bills.

BTW.. Wikipedia is going dark on that day as well. LOL this is gonna wake people up.

01-16-2012, 09:07 PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A handful of large websites will go dark on Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill that critics say will wreck the Internet as we know it.

Wikipedia, user-submitted news site Reddit, the blog Boing Boing and the Cheezburger network of comedy sites all plan to participate in the blackout. The protest is their response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill, a piece of proposed legislation that is working its way through Congress (http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/22/technology/sopa_vote/index.htm?iid=EL).

Introduced in the House of Representatives in late October, the bill aims to crack down on copyright infringement by restricting access to sites that fuel it. Its targets include "rogue" overseas sites like torrent hub The Pirate Bay, which essentially operates as a trading ground for illegal downloads of movies and other digital content.

A similar bill called the Protect IP Act was approved by a Senate committee in May and is now pending before the full Senate.

The controversial legislation has turned into an all-out war between Hollywood and Silicon Valley (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/12/sopa-the-gloves-come-off/?iid=EL). Media companies have united in favor of it, while tech's power players are throwing their might into opposing it.
If SOPA passes, copyright holders would be able to complain to law enforcement officials and get websites shut down. Search engines and other providers would have to block rogue sites when ordered to do so by a judge. Sites could be punished for hosting pirated content in the first place -- and Internet companies are worried that they could be held liable for users' actions.

As BoingBoing wrote (http://boingboing.net/2012/01/14/boing-boing-will-go-dark-on-ja.html): "Making one link would require checking millions (even tens of millions) of pages, just to be sure that we weren't in some way impinging on the ability of five Hollywood studios, four multinational record labels, and six global publishers to maximize their profits."

White House jumps in: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was supposed to hold a hearing with industry experts on Wednesday, which is why sites targeted that day for a blackout.
But Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who opposes SOPA, postponed the hearing on Friday after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the bill won't move in its current form.

Cantor's comments sparked some news reports claiming that SOPA is dead, but an aide in Issa's office said "that's probably a little premature."

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian was slated to testify in Washington, but he said he will now instead attend a protest rally in New York City organized by the group NY Tech Meetup. They plan to assemble outside the offices of New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

The White House released its first statement (https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#/%21/response/combating-online-piracy-while-protecting-open-and-innovative-internet) about the bill on Saturday. The Obama administration wrote that it would not support legislation that mandates "tamper[ing] with the technical architecture of the Internet through manipulation of the Domain Name System (DNS)."

As originally written, SOPA would have required Internet access providers and other companies to block access to targeted sites in ways that were rife with potential unintended consequences. The White House said its analysis of the original legislation's technical provisions "suggests that they pose a real risk to cybersecurity."

The White House's statement came shortly after one of SOPA's lead sponsors, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, agreed to remove SOPA's DNS blocking provisions.

Issa's aide says that isn't enough: "Merely taking out the DNS-blocking provisions doesn't not rectify a bill that's fundamentally flawed."

The controversial bill, once expected to sail quickly through committee approval in the House, is now being extensively reworked before it comes up for a commitee vote.

Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp. (NWS (http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=NWS&source=story_quote_link)), voiced his frustration with the White House's stance in a series of tweets (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/16/murdoch-launches-twitter-tirade-against-obama-google-over-online-piracy/?iid=EL) over the weekend.
"Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery," Murdoch wrote on Twitter.
In addition to Murdoch, SOPA has drawn support from groups including the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, which say that online piracy leads to U.S. job losses by depriving content creators of income.

Proponents of the bill dismiss accusations of censorship, saying that the legislation is meant to revamp a broken system that doesn't adequately prevent criminal behavior.

But SOPA's critics say that say that the bill's backers don't understand the Internet, and therefore don't appreciate the implications of the legislation they're considering.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of House members has proposed an alternative bill, the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN).

This legislation would allow rights holders to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to enforce current laws by targeting the actual content pirates. OPEN's backers have posted the draft legislation online (http://www.keepthewebopen.com/) and invited the Web community to comment on and revise the proposal.
SOPA supporters counter that the ITC doesn't have the resources for such enforcement, and that giving it those resources would be too expensive


01-17-2012, 12:09 PM
that bill is gay

while i dont agree with downloading music and what not, cause i do think you should support the artists you enjoy, i dont give a fuck if people spread it around for free.

no one should.

artists should shut the fuck up cause its just spreading there work around and corparations should shut the fuck up cause regardless of some bill, its gonna happen

these people are such fucktards

01-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Fuck Amerikkka....................

01-17-2012, 02:08 PM
This bill isnt entirely just a reaction to lost profits from filesharing culture. The ulterior motive that often gets overlooked is how the largest gate keepers of media can use the provisions to stagnate innovation in the start-up sector and cripple any new competitor who challenges their out-dated, archaic business models of scarcity.

01-17-2012, 10:12 PM
^ye thats some faggot shit too

01-18-2012, 07:21 PM
Even Lord Zuckerberg spoke out about it today.

The MPAA issued a new statement saying the blackout was hurting consumers and small businesses? LMAO. Since when do owners rely on wikipedia, reddit, and twitpic to operate. The propaganda is beyond silly.

Regardless, both bills will fuck with the livelihood of too many people in the start-up sector. Zuck spoke out because he heavily invests in that area and acquires companies that benefit his product.

Soul Controller
01-19-2012, 05:11 PM
i think pipa is what they really wanted to pass, they will use it as a stepping stone,.


Olive Oil Goombah
01-19-2012, 07:06 PM
I dont see the problem with them shutting down sites that.

I benefit from them, but its illegal.

And the people worried about collateral damage..

..Its always overrexaggerated, obviously for scare tactic purposes.

Whether they do it or not, it doesnt matter. All it means is that I have to wait for netflix to ship me whatever movie i want, because that is all I use it for.

But I'm not about to feel bad for anyone in entertainment.

Fucks have made taking your family to see a move at least 50 bucks. They ass-rape you and gouge you at the theater and at the DVD stores that its actually forced the customers hand into pirating.

They're getting what they deserve in a lot of ways.

Soul Controller
01-19-2012, 07:11 PM

01-19-2012, 07:11 PM
The Obama administration allegedly was going to reform the patent and copyright system with the goal of creating something that's much more realistic and reflective of our times. I don't see that happening any time soon

Olive Oil Goombah
01-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Obamas all fucking talk. ALL FUCKING TALK.

Now I know that most politician are, but this dude takes the cake.

01-19-2012, 07:34 PM
That reform initiative was his only selling point for me, since it would've had the biggest impact on my line of work. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered voting for either.

Probably won't this coming election.

Olive Oil Goombah
01-19-2012, 07:37 PM
im feeling the same way. That was the only election i've voted in. Although, being an Ohio voter, my votes does technically count for something

01-19-2012, 08:17 PM

01-19-2012, 09:27 PM

Internet goes on strike — #blackout everywhere. This Wed Jan 18, many of your favorites sites will be unavailable to you to stop web censorship. Tell everyone, petition even more sites to join


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01-20-2012, 12:33 AM
She better be Jewish, cause she's going in the oven.