Are you relieved that the SOPA and PIPA were were dropped? Do you think we can hold-on this freedom? What are your thoughts?
I never really thought it would pass. What needs to happen is that all parties involved need to sit together and come up with a solution - no one likes infringed copyrights (as many writers on here can tell you) - but to try and make sites like Google, Hubpages etc police the content is wrong.
There has to be some way where there is a solution that will satisfy all parties invovled and not endanger the freedom of the internet!
Very relieved. My fiance - an open source (Linux) system administrator- and others that I know would've been out of a job. Not to mention the obvious things that would've happened w/ content and censoring.
I, too, didn't think that it would pass. I've been fighting it for a couple of months now.
Being that congress' site was bombarded with hits in response to blackout wed., (among many other, more involved reasons) I don't think that this will be an issue again for a long while.
It's postponed, yes, but isn't going to happen. They can reintroduce it in a year, and it's not going to make a difference...
Posted an hour ago, from
http://www.pcworld.com/article/248468/c … _hold.html
"Rocked by Internet protests, the U.S. Congress is postponing action on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act."
Postponing and dropping are two very different things. Don't expect this issue to disappear or to be able to relax about it. The movie industry lobby invested millions backing those measures and they aren't about to stop now.
I read a similar article on MSN about that too. I doubt seriously this is going away quietly. If anything, I think this is probably only the beginning.
I was watching the South Carolina primary and there was a commercial about internet pirating. I thought it was a dead issue, but it looks like its really not.
Also, on Wiki, they have a sign, saying thank you for protecting them. Underneath is says, (We're not done yet) Let's hope not.
A State Representative to Congress from here in Arkansas also mentioned in a TV interview that the "postponement" would not end this issue. It will continue, maybe just re-written.
The CBS local anchorman also stated that CBS corporation was also in support of this legislation.
That's true. Incidentally, here's a useful article that I found that might help those that are constantly calling their local senators about these proposed PIPA and SOPA bills.
http://publicknowledge.org/blog/fake-pr … a-and-pipa
I'm ambivalent, of course, being myself a writer, as many are. But the bills as written appear to be seriously flawed. I do think a more nuanced re-write is in order. And then will come the question of enforcement.
That's good to hear. I knew they weren't going to pass though.
by Lawrence Stripling 9 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.
by Stevennix2001 9 years ago
If SOPA and PIPA get passed, will you unpublish your hubs?Now, I'm not asking you if whether or not you'd leave hubpages completely, but if you're like me, and you review a lot of movies, or anything to do with the entertainment industry, then are you going to unpublish your hubs IF SOPA and PIPA...
by Wesman Todd Shaw 9 years ago
If you are a US citizen and you are on this website, then signing an Anti SOPA petition is a MUST DO thing for you.There is still protest and petitions going around, and I've one right here for you should you need to add your name to the list. http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/20 …...
by Michele Travis 9 years ago
So, what will happen next. Obama said he is against both bills. Congress had wanted to pass both of them. Obama killed SOPA at 3:30 this afternoon. What is going happen with IP?http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudios … gislation/
by David 470 9 years ago
I heard that Wikipedia is going to close down it's site because it does not agree with the bills that Congress is trying to pass.I also heard that other sites such as reddit are going to close down too, in effort to protest bills Congress is trying to pass or something.
by x 9 years ago
For those who neglect their emails:* Start *Stop SOPA and Protect IPContact your congressman and save HubPages!While we prefer to leave political discussions to Hubbers in the Politics and Social Issues forum, a rather pressing matter has inspired us to break from our typically apolitical stance....
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