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/
I wish there was a way to Blackout hubs for the protest without unpublishing them.
I was posting on the other thread about this and hadn't seen that Pres. Obama killed this. Yay! Wonderful!
Matt Cutts posted a link to instructions on how to participate in the blackout. I'll find that link and post it here shortly. I don't know whether it can be done with a subdomain. Has anyone answered that question previously?
Oh my gosh.. .He actually did something I approve of.. It only took him 3 dang years!!!!
I think that the internet is bigger than the US government and how DARE they believe they can legislate my use of it...
Probably the same. To override the presidential veto I think 2/3 majority in both houses have to pass it.
Then both will probably fail, because most of the voters are against those bills. If the congress and senate have any intelligence they will not override the veto.
I wouldn't be in there best interests either. That kind of censorship would make the internet a very dull place, who would want to use it? And how the hell would they manage to raise funds from voters and get their message across to the internet generation.
Here's what Matt Cutts wrote:
"Here's a good guide to taking your website down for protests like SOPA while minimizing the impact on your site in Google. The very short version is to return 503 HTTP status codes, but not for robots.txt. Read the full post for more info."
Following is the link to the full post, written by someone named Pierre Far on Google+. I was able to access it while signed out. From what I skimmed, though, it sounds like it would work for your own websites, but not for our individual subdomains. Sorry.
https://plus.google.com/115984868678744 … as8vjZ5fmB
i am a little disappointed that I am able to post on HP this morning. I was hoping they were taking part in todays blackout protest. It is HPs decision and I guess they decided that losing a days income was not a viable option I respect that. If you find one of your fav sites down today that is on purpose.
It is in protest, soon we all need to follow this example and refrain from online activity for a day as well.
Any revenue sharing site that blacks out does not do either themselves, or any of their revenue shareholders any favors.
I do not understand the point of the blackout personally, if someone could elaborate, but to have a place like HP black out would not only harm themselves, but the global community who uses this as a form of revenue.
HP is an international site and therefore not involved in any US legislation as far as I can tell from the content of the article.
by Lawrence Stripling 6 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 GoldenBird 6 years ago
SOPA and PIPA are two proposed laws that will enable copyright holders to accuse websites which hosts pirated content. Wikipedia, in protest, will blackout English Wikipedia for 24 hours. Should Internet be free and open worldwide?
by Rod Elmore 6 years ago
Are you relieved that the SOPA and PIPA were were dropped? Do you think we can hold-on this freedom? What are your thoughts?
by David 470 6 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 paradigmsearch 6 years ago
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by Wesman Todd Shaw 6 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 …...
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