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So what do you think about SOPA and PIPA bills going through congress?

  1. LawrenceS profile image74
    LawrenceSposted 5 years ago

    I just heard about these bills and read that they will send anyone to jail for a max of 5 years. This is if you access any content which is copyrighted more than 10 times in a 6 month period.

    1. Josak profile image59
      Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well there you go supposed "Mr Big Government Obama" just quashed it by saying we will veto the bills. He just secured my vote.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What do you mean by "access"?

      1. SPomposello profile image82
        SPomposelloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa, that's what I was wondering. So if I "watch" (not UPLOAD) an illegal film online, then does that count? If so, it's stupid that they have to go after the DOWNloaders when technically it would be the UPloaders who committed the crime. This just doesn't make any sense.

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    If you hate these bills, then vote for the one candidate who openly fights against them: Ron Paul.

    1. LawrenceS profile image74
      LawrenceSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not to sure that he would fight them since he tends to uphold the Constitution.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        SOPA isn't constitutional.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. LawrenceS profile image74
          LawrenceSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Good stuff I'm glad that Ron Paul slammed the bill because it's pretty crazy how congress is trying to pass laws that restrict what we can and can't do.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago
    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, that's helpful.

    2. LawrenceS profile image74
      LawrenceSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You that really was informative, and I'm glad to see Pres. Obama step up and not support both bills.

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    jenuboukaposted 5 years ago

    SOPA is a violation to a user's rights for the internet.  We sure as hell don't need a babysitter for what we do here, remember this is supposed to be "free".  As for the copyrights, let us not read deeper into what they are after here. 
    If you want to make you voice heard, sign the many petitions circulating the web to instill your voice and freedom.

  5. I am DB Cooper profile image67
    I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago

    I'm not sure if this blackout today is going to do anything. Most members of Congress are still using telegrams anyway. Maybe if a bunch of porn sites decided to do a blackout protest they would get the attention of politicians.

  6. LawrenceS profile image74
    LawrenceSposted 5 years ago

    I think the black out did have an affect. It did get a lot of coverage on the news, and I'm sure a lot of people signed the petition that was posted on Google.

  7. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 5 years ago

    I'm personally strongly opposed. These bills make it frighteningly obvious how little most members of Congress know about the internet and how susceptible they are to manipulation by wealthy corporate interests. SOPA and PIPA won't do a thing to stop piracy, but they'll sure as hell make life difficult for web startups, and even behemoths like Facebook. All you need to do is get one person to post a link to a piracy site somewhere on a website and you can get the whole thing shut down. Can't tell me that won't get abused, especially when you have the idiots at the RIAA going after teenagers and little old ladies with fines in the five figures if they've so much as been in the same house as a computer with pirated music on it. tongue

    Hopefully the blackout will bring the danger of these bills to the attention of casual internet users, though I'm pretty disappointed with Twitter and Facebook's decision not to do anything.

 
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