Stop SOPA, Save The Internet

  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Nov 17, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    White House Petition:
    [url]https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/stop-e-parasite-act/SWBYXX55[/url]

    http://alturl.com/3synz

    Contact Congress:
    http://www.opencongress.org/contact_congress_letters/new?bill=112-h3261&position=oppose

    STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET

    http://boingboing.net/2011/11/11/stop-sopa-save-the-internet.html


    Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) sparks backlash from Facebook, Google
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/stop-online-piracy-act-sopa-sparks-backlash-from-facebook-google/2011/11/16/gIQAnaSOSN_story.html



    [quote]
    Here's the congressional money trail from SOPA supporters in entertainment and publishing.
    How will they vote?

    Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups

    Name
    Amount Received

    Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]
    $2,335,183

    Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY]
    $2,016,955

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY]
    $1,650,251

    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA]
    $1,163,223

    Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO]
    $767,772

    Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT]
    $737,110

    Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH]
    $714,176

    Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL]
    $471,721

    Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR]
    $423,313

    Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA]
    $413,000

    Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28]
    $454,598

    Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1]
    $360,989

    Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8]
    $320,580

    Rep. Patrick Meehan [R, PA-7]
    $249,800

    Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13]
    $243,319

    Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7]
    $239,300

    Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12]
    $218,080

    Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9]
    $216,748

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8]
    $213,550

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14]
    $209,610
    [/quote]
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    Dec 24, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    This is actually quite terrifying and will completely destroy the concept of net neutrality. This video is 20 minutes long but there's some good information in there.

  • creature

    Posts: 5197

    Dec 24, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    I remember Wikipedia was planning to make its site unavailable as a form of protest. I know it would cost the others money, but it would be great if they also shut down their operations to make the general public aware of the bill.
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    Dec 24, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/23/redstates-erick-erickson-pledges-to-take

    RedState's Erick Erickson Pledges to Take Out Conservatives Who Support SOPA

    Republican kingmaker Erick Erickson has written an incredible piece on the Stop Online Piracy Act, in which he promises to fund a primary challenge to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-LaLa Land) solely for being the kind of incomprehensible hypocrite who opposes net neutrality and then supports something equally as bad, if not worse -

    I love Marsha Blackburn. She is a delightful lady and a solidly conservative member of Congress.

    And I am pledging right now that I will do everything in my power to defeat her in her 2012 re-election bid.

    I wonder if the left feels that way about Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

    Both Marsha Blackburn and Debbie Wasserman Schults, the head of the Democratic National Committee and a Congresswoman from Florida, are cosponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act.

    The Act intends to stop online piracy. The way the Act goes about doing this is, in large part, allowing Eric Holder to take control of the internet and shut down websites he does not like. It is a totalitarian response from a bipartisan coalition of Congresscritters most of whom admit they have no freaking idea how the internet even works. Don’t believe me?

    In a committee hearing on SOPA, co-sponsor Mel Watts (D-NC) was really open about itsaying, “I’m not a nerd” before proceeding to admit he understood nothing about the law, how the internet worked, or pretty much anything else related to it.

    The legislation originated with Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX). As Neil Stevens explained in detail here the legislation will wreck terrible havoc on the internet. There is an alternative called the OPEN Act, which stands for Online Protection & ENforcement of Digital Trade Act. The OPEN Act accomplishes what SOPA intends to accomplish without handing Eric Holder the power to shut down websites that make him unhappy. Another big difference is that SOPA is backed by rich men in Hollywood and the OPEN Act is backed by people who actually use the internet and know how it works.
  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Dec 24, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    wow...I was one of the first 20 signatures and it has grown to over 50,000. Thank you to everyone that signed. icon_smile.gif
  • rnch

    Posts: 11524

    Dec 26, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidIf SOPA passes I might leave the United States...




    are you channeling alec baldwin?




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    Dec 26, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    rnch said
    Trollileo saidIf SOPA passes I might leave the United States...
    are you channeling alec baldwin?icon_wink.gif
    No. I only channel ugly people who don't make sense. SOPA would prevent people within the U.S. from accessing internationally hosted domains.
    No German or Auzzie porn? OMG This cant happen!icon_evil.gif
  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Jan 14, 2012 6:50 PM GMT

    Obama Administration Comes Out Against SOPA And Protect IP


    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/01/14/obama_administration_comes_out_against_sopa_and_protect_ip.html
  • musclmed

    Posts: 3280

    Jan 14, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    KardioKing saidThis is actually quite terrifying and will completely destroy the concept of net neutrality. This video is 20 minutes long but there's some good information in there.



    Frankly it will open a pandoras box, hackers could easily find a way to hide websites all over the place.