Despite 'net blackout SOPA isn't dead

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  1. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Unfortunately a Texas senator doesn't want to let this horrible piece of legislation go.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The people should go on a rally or something. Unity is strength

    2. KT Banks profile image59
      KT Banksposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I had a feeling it wasn't going to just go away. Now they'll try everything they can think of to sneak it through.

  2. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    What Vested Interest exists with that determination? sad

  3. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    monies from RIAA obviously...

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry.... RIAA =  ?

  4. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    And monies from the MPAA...  They're more behind SOPA than anyone.

  5. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It is interesting though that some of the strongest original supporters of the bill have not only backtracked but admit that  they do not even know the complexities of the issue. I was watching Jon Stewart last night and one of these people is head of the intelligence committee of some aspect of government. I cannot remember which one. But that man admitted he didn't understand it. If someone who has the position of heading any group with intelligence in the title doesn't know what is going on, you can't expect any good result to happen.

  6. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    This is just crazy!!! I don't think it's the job of our congress to stop online piracy.  I think that those that make their products digital or allow for them to easily become digital need to figure a way to stop the piracy on their own or accept the nature of the beast that is the internet.

    1. TLMinut profile image62
      TLMinutposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is such a hard question to me. I hear people on here complaining that something should be done about people stealing our work but then furious about this legislation. I detest that people's (musicians, artists, writers, movie makers) work is stolen as a routine matter of fact and people act like it's fine. It isn't. When my son refuses offers of pirated material, he's treated like a naive idiot.

      But giving "the government" control of the internet is an incredibly dangerous idea. As pointed out, the would-be enforcers don't even understand the issues involved, keep them out of it, a no-brainer!

      My brother thinks artists have to just deal with it and be so amazing in concerts in person that they make their $$ by being so exceptional there.

      1. livewithrichard profile image85
        livewithrichardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I tend to agree.  I have never placed blame on HP for 'allowing' others to steal my work.  I know they don't 'allow' that to happen, it's the nature of digital works and I know that it is my responsibility to be diligent and stop it when I find it.

        But also, it's not a new thing either. Some industries have brought it on themselves.  RCA for instance use to be a huge music publisher, they also made billions$$ from selling blank cassette tapes and portable stereos so that me and other fans could record our favorite music right off the radio.  It was acceptable then because they were earning from the sales of cassettes and from radio station advertisers.  The thing is, they set the moral compass and now they are finding it difficult to reverse it.

  7. IJR112 profile image61
    IJR112posted 6 years ago

    Ugh, SOPA is the worst legislation to come out from congress in a long time.  It must be defeated.

  8. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization" ... "Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA." ... "The groups pushing the treaty also want to empower copyright holders with the ability to demand that users who violate intellectual property rights (with no legal process) have their Internet connections terminated, a punishment that could only ever be properly enforced by the creation of an individual Internet ID card for every web user, a system that is already in the works." And on and on and already signed by Obama,"The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,”.

  9. SoManyPaths profile image61
    SoManyPathsposted 6 years ago

    Don't let this die. Politicians are being bought by media and corporations. Make this a land by the people, not by the corporations. Look at ACTA as well another initiative by the media.


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