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"SOPA does more than go after so-called 'piracy' websites...SOPA takes away all due process, shuts down any site it deems to be against the law without trial, without notification, without due process."
The unfortunate part is that professional internet pirates will ignore the law with impunity.
Just like gun control laws keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
That's going to require a lot of reading and, I suspect, leave a foul taste in my mouth.
Uluru_2, thanks for the OP and the video and link (which led me to other sources of information.)
lora777 - you are spot on regarding folks getting called some unkind things just for pointing things out. You don't even have to mention whether you're for something or against it, just the mere fact that you've taken notice is enough to make you suspect.
Oh rats, now the NSA is going to scan my slow computer again.
And so it goes.
When I speak of the Nation, I mean the Great Commonwealth of Virginia.
While the act aims at stopping internet piracy and to protect copyright, something everyone thinks is useful, the politicians authoring the bill did not understand how the internet works, and left open the very real possibilities that the provisions could be used for censorship. Many large and important Internet companies, have strongly objected to the bill for these two reasons.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.
Apparently put as simply as possible, SOPA, which is being legislated, debated, fine tuned by U.S. Politicians who in a lot of cases have never used the Internet would work in this way, if passed.
1.) Search for a subject. Approach a website and 'search'. 2.) If the site, Domain, containing your enquiry has any copyrighted material, it will be banned from U.S. internet users.
Really I think it is aimed at taking down sites like Youtube, as Hollywood 'apparently' has thrown a 100 million dollars somewhere (?) to make this Act happen.
Funny thing is the sites who let you download programmes used to partake in online Piracy, say Download.com for example, aren't considered as playing any part of online piracy, as yet, as they support SOPA, oddly...
It's a funny old world, or is that a conspiracy theory ? ~
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If you have the stomach, this video explains the unexplainable, till it hurts .
Edited by Uluru_2, 08 January 2012 - 08:08 AM.
Been a Windows User for many years. I'm having a Linux holiday. Be secure, enjoy your time online.
You gotta remember that EVERYTHING the government does is NOT about "safety and security". It's ALL about "money and control".
Congress pass these laws to protect profits of billion-collar corporations. Members of Congress then get corporate money shoved into their pockets. And the government get to exert MORE control over the people.
How come most people STILL dont get this????
People do dumb things. And I'm not talking about paying too much for car insurance either.