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#1 homes32

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

Its here. Today a number of prominent websites stand up and protest the US SOPA and PIPA bills. Don't be fooled if you are not in the US. if such a monster passes here the government will surly put pressure on other countries to do similar.

this is not about condoning, encouraging, or endorsing piracy/illegal sharing/infringement, etc. it is about the freedom and stability of the Internet as a whole.
under such legislation reboot.pro could be shutdown without notice or due course for even having links to sites we often use to share information/scripts/projects such as mediafire, etc. and the forums would be responsible for monitoring the search features and content for any tiny little thing that could be remotely considered infringing on something by somebody.

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Wednesday is here, and with it sites around the internet are going under temporary blackout to protest two pieces of legislation currently making their way through the U.S. Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA). Wikipedia, reddit, the Free Software Foundation, Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, imgur, Mozilla, and many others have all made major changes to their sites or shut down altogether in protest. These sites, as well as technology experts (PDF) around the world and everyone here at Slashdot, think SOPA and PIPA pose unacceptable risks to freedom of speech and the uncensored nature of the internet. The purpose of the protests is to educate people — to let them know this legislation will damage websites you use and enjoy every day, despite being unrelated to the stated purpose of both bills. So, we ask you: what can you do to stop SOPA and PIPA? You may have heard the House has shelved SOPA, and that President Obama has pledged not to pass it as-is, but the MPAA and SOPA-sponsor Lamar Smith (R-TX) are trying to brush off the protests as a stunt, and Smith has announced markup for the bill will resume in February. Meanwhile, PIPA is still present in the Senate, and it remains a threat. Read on for more about why these bills are bad news, and how to contact your representative to let them know it.

Complete article here: http://yro.slashdot....t-sopa-and-pipa

Sites Protesting today
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www.google.com
http://www.mozilla.org/
https://www.eff.org/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://imgur.com

wired.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

#2 MedEvil

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

Look at it from the bright side.
If the bill passes, we will finally get Web 2.0, without access for noobs and lamers. ;)

:cheers:

#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

TLF is actively participating on this action today: http://tech.reboot.pro/

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

TLF is actively participating on this action today: http://tech.reboot.pro/

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

TLF is actively participating on this action today: http://tech.reboot.pro/


You beat me to it :P

So far 3 senators have backed out today, lets hope fo rmore!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:18 AM

TLF ? :dubbio:

Edited by enciktangankidal, 19 January 2012 - 01:18 AM.


#7 Holmes.Sherlock

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:24 AM

TLF ? :dubbio:

TechLifeForum

http://reboot.pro/15551/

#8 enciktangankidal

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:36 AM

TechLifeForum

http://reboot.pro/15551/


I already join the TLF and see tab that link to reboot.pro but doesnt know the short name for TechLifeForum.

TQ.

#9 AceInfinity

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

As far as i've heard it's been a success overall as well, SOPA had currently 3 representatives step down from their support on the bill I believe? PIPA is the only one left to take down :)

#10 homes32

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

last I heard the PIPA droped 18 senators!

found some cool maps.
http://www.spatialsi...protect-ip-map/
http://www.spatialsi...n.com/sopa-map/

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

this is not about condoning, encouraging, or endorsing piracy/illegal sharing/infringement, etc. it is about the freedom and stability of the Internet as a whole.
under such legislation reboot.pro could be shutdown without notice or due course for even having links to sites we often use to share information/scripts/projects such as mediafire, etc. and the forums would be responsible for monitoring the search features and content for any tiny little thing that could be remotely considered infringing on something by somebody.


Well said! This is not about supporting illegal activity at all! Thanks for the info homes32

#12 TheHive

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:52 AM

SOPA & PIPA HORROR STORY Exposed in the UK Richard O'Dwyer by Mike Mozart


http://juliasblog-th...-from-mike.html
U.K Richard's extradition to the US on allegations of copyright infringement
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