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Enigma
12-16-2011, 01:08 AM
Damn, this debate has been going for around 10 hours. The people supporting this bill are so incompetent.

THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS

V
12-16-2011, 07:38 AM
Can you sum it up I have a vague grasp of the concept

Enigma
12-17-2011, 10:38 PM
That's sad. This is why we need more people to understand this. This bill has the potential to ruin the internet. Entire sites can be taken down for the acts of a single person. For example, the government could shut Facebook down if someone posted a status with a torrent link.

Singing song covers on youtube would be a felony and you could be fined plus have 5 years jail time. No more gameplay videos, walkthroughs, video reviews. No more songs on youtube, etc.

Shit load of people would lose jobs.

http://lifehacker.com/5860205/all-about-sopa-the-bill-thats-going-to-cripple-your-internet

Pimp of Pimps
01-01-2012, 10:40 PM
Any new news on this?

Enigma
01-02-2012, 02:18 AM
They postponed the hearing until early this month. That's all so far.

The Gaddess
01-02-2012, 07:10 AM
It IS early this month...

V
01-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Yea but its politics man, they dont work on weekends.

Ultra
01-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Yea but its politics man, they dont work on weekends.

Or holidays. Or 80% of the weekdays

Pimp of Pimps
01-09-2012, 03:02 AM
Doesn't look like this thing is gonna pass.

Kaang
01-09-2012, 03:11 AM
I really don't care about the internet but still I'm confused on whats going on.

Myst
01-09-2012, 03:36 AM
Doesn't look like this thing is gonna pass.

I sure hope not...it looks like the Internet as we know it would be seriously fucked up if this thing goes through Congress.

Kaang
01-09-2012, 03:37 AM
FUUUUUUUUUCK SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME!!!!!

V
01-09-2012, 12:37 PM
I was going to type up a summary and was 1/4th of the way through but I realized you will be better off google searching "SOPA"

Myst
01-09-2012, 12:54 PM
FUUUUUUUUUCK SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME!!!!!

I know you'll probably tl;dr, but check out this link: http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/22/2648219/stop-online-piracy-act-sopa-what-is-it

Kaang
01-09-2012, 02:18 PM
You don't know me :pek

Kaang
01-09-2012, 02:25 PM
It's nice to know that congress cares so much for the corporations and industry that it would move to protect them in such a motherly way. Meanwhile in Detroit!

V
01-09-2012, 02:42 PM
At least we are not detriot

Relevant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

Kaang
01-09-2012, 03:51 PM
And you never can be.