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Down with SOPA/PIPA!

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Under PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), two bills being seriously considered in the United States, websites which contain or link to copyrighted material (even if posted by a user of the site) can be indefinitely blocked without trial or notice.

If SOPA or PIPA were to pass, it will make random spammers and spam bots more than just an annoyance, it will make them dangerous to websites. Under these bills, if someone were to post a link to copyrighted material on our website or if we were to be targeted/flooded with spam that links to copyrighted material, Ancient Clan could be taken offline with no notice.

Under these bills, content providers could even promote spam activity by underhandedly employing spammers to target competitor's websites, independent forums, blogs, etc. Once the major media outlets get their links spammed in the websites they want taken offline, most likely in comment areas or in forum topics, those websites can be taken offline without notice. This would make the internet nothing but a mainstream media outlet.

Heres some links to more information:

http://gizmodo.com/5877000/what-is-sopa

http://americancensorship.org/infographic.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/01/16/obama-says-so-long-sopa-killing-controversial-internet-piracy-legislation/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/14/obama-administration-responds-we-people-petitions-sopa-and-online-piracy

For a list of your representatives that you can contact to express your opposition to these bills, please visit the following website:

https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173


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Cool.


I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

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so, essentially, if we don't get to a torrent posting spammer first and ban them and delete their post and someone from the government does first and sees it's a link to a torrent site, we could be shut down.... :P wtf


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Gotta love how the government thinks it has the right to control the internet.

I find it funny that the two senators from my state are still on the fence, hopefully they'll get with it and go against it.


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X'D

so, essentially, if we don't get to a torrent posting spammer first and ban them and delete their post and someone from the government does first and sees it's a link to a torrent site, we could be shut down.... :P wtf

Yep. :nod:

But depending on how far the copyright of pirated material is viewed, we may not even have to wait for a spammer.. Someone from Lucas films or Lucas Arts, etc. could complain about our Vader theme being a misuse of their copyrighted material and shut us down. :| SOPA and PIPA could completely fuck up the fair use copyright law on the internet.


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First victim of this horseshit is Megaupload...4 people were arrested and the entire site was shut down


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and then anonymous went after govt and industry and fucked many sites :)


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Megaupload wasn't part of this SOPA whole thing. The FBI takes WAY more time to actually intervene on copyright law. And yeah, there's legit stuff on there, but to be fair, probally 90% of it is pirated. Still sucks, now I can't get the rest of Yugioh in Japanese. ^_^;;


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