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    [GUIDE] What is SOPA? (and how it can make us sad)

    SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Provisions include the requesting of court orders to bar advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with infringing websites, and search engines from linking to the sites, and court orders requiring Internet service providers to block access to the sites. The law would expand existing criminal laws to include unauthorized streaming of copyright material, imposing a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

    Basically the law want to stop downloads of the things that could / should be purchased and all the websites that do not agree with the law (Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter,etc).

    So we won't be able to watch our tv shows, movies, download games or make everything cool that we want on the internet


    I've searching for a thread like this and I didn't found it, i think its important, and YOU agree with the law or not?

    PS.: I don't know if i'm on the right section :x
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    There is much more to it than just that.

    But I am definitely against it.

    Look around and read more about it.
    The big companies are not against it just because of the above mentioned. It bypasses due process and goes against a few other things we have had in place FOREVERRR.

    I doubt it would pass. If it does, all hell will break loose.
    The internet isn't THEIRS to control. And nobody wants the govt sticking their hands where they don't belong.
    It would be very interesting to see this pass, but I highly doubt it would.

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    This should probably be in the debates section, seeing as this isn't a guide lol. Anyways I disagree with SOPA and PIPA and the like but they are pretty much dead at the moment. The Protect Children from Internet Pornographers Act is worse than SOPA in my opinion.. They want to force ISPs to log pretty much everything, including credit card info and other private stuff. They're trying to pass this bill under the pretense of protecting children. Like Representative Zoe Lofgren said, they should rename the bill the "Keep Every American's Digital Data for Submission to the Federal Government Without a Warrant Act." And surprise surprise, bill was proposed by everyone's favorite congressman, Lamar Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamag View Post
    This should probably be in the debates section, seeing as this isn't a guide lol. Anyways I disagree with SOPA and PIPA and the like but they are pretty much dead at the moment. The Protect Children from Internet Pornographers Act is worse than SOPA in my opinion.. They want to force ISPs to log pretty much everything, including credit card info and other private stuff. They're trying to pass this bill under the pretense of protecting children. Like Representative Zoe Lofgren said, they should rename the bill the "Keep Every American's Digital Data for Submission to the Federal Government Without a Warrant Act." And surprise surprise, bill was proposed by everyone's favorite congressman, Lamar Smith.
    Yup, they try to pass shit off and include details in the fine fine print.
    Like with the no child left behind act.
    It did all the things they bragged but it also gave all the armed forces recruiters ALL the info on students....part of the reason they would call all the time xD
    I still fucking get calls "Hello, I understand you are a senior at xxxxxxxxxx high school?" -no im a junior in college thanks bye.-

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    SOPA is such a horrible, poorly thought out idea. It will never pass, because americans hate change... Plus, SOPA and PIPA are against our constitutional rights

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    If SOPA continue, is better to us stop paying the internet, cuz will left nothing to do on the internet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjuaum View Post
    If SOPA continue, is better to us stop paying the internet, cuz will left nothing to do on the internet lol
    Nah, there will still be plenty to do.
    You just won't be able to download things that violate copyright infringement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_royalty_I View Post
    Nah, there will still be plenty to do.
    You just won't be able to download things that violate copyright infringement.
    but facebook will be closed and google will lose 30% of the content

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjuaum View Post
    but facebook will be closed and google will lose 30% of the content
    I guess that depends on what youre addicted to lol
    I would really even care too much is facebook closed.
    And I probably wouldn't notice if google lost 30% of their content either.

    Plus, there will always be ways around it. Somebody will make a new kinda facebook and host it somewhere else. Or maybe a site with all the blocked google content

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    I heard it didn't pass like a week ago........................??
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