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12:52 PM on 01/19/12
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Adam Savage of Mythbusters signed it. Therefore it will not pass.
That's badass.
12:52 PM on 01/19/12
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there's the kiss of death for the internet.

Hm?

Even if it passes, Obama said he'd veto it. Of course, they could override him but I don't think it has the support.

And even if this does pass, if Anonymous and and Lulzsec and such let it go without a fight, I'll be amazed.
01:12 PM on 01/19/12
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Adam Savage of Mythbusters signed it. Therefore it will not pass.
Myth busted!!
01:17 PM on 01/19/12
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03:06 PM on 01/19/12
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I'm surprised Less Than Jake haven't said anything about it yet. Everytime they play they basically tell the crowd to pirate their music.
03:11 PM on 01/19/12
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That's nice of them.
05:06 PM on 01/19/12
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I don't see those two bills getting passed, especially with the opposition it has received (even from President Obama himself). Still, it's really cool of Kev Dev, Aziz, and the others.
07:01 PM on 01/19/12
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Hayley Williams on Twitter

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To those asking.. @paramore has thrived on the enthusiasm of our fans online thru fansites, YouTube vids, blog communities, etc... Because of their freedom to express their support however they choose, we have been able to live a dream. If that freedom was taken, it would take away one of my favorite parts of being in @paramore. And that's my selfish personal reason for wanting to #STOPSOPA
09:01 PM on 01/19/12
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I don't see those two bills getting passed, especially with the opposition it has received (even from President Obama himself). Still, it's really cool of Kev Dev, Aziz, and the others.
I don't see it getting passed as it stands. I think this is a potentially bigger concern, having its verbiage tacked onto the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011.

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It's not a waiting game, it's a game of poker. Lamar Smith has a royal flush and few people know it.

SOPA may pass. It may not. He doesn't care, and it doesn't matter. The MPAA and RIAA started working on their legislative strategy to pass a new anti-piracy bill in late 2010. SOPA was designed to raise the noise. Everyone is playing right into the entertainment industries hand. The lobbyists are laughing manically at the ignorance of the mob. Even Wikipedia and reddit have played into it.

What people don't know about is the ace: H.R.1981, the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 which is lying in wait. It's not complete. You see, PCIP is not contestable because it's about protecting children. They can, and very well might, copy and paste the full text of SOPA to the end of PCIP. That's the backup. That's the deal that was struck with entertainment industry lobbyists. We will try to push this anti-piracy bill. It probably won't work. Don't worry, we can pass it under an anti-child pornography bill.

There are two things which no Congressman will risk supporting: terrorism and child pornography. There can be no opposition, no discussion. Any anti-piracy law can ALWAYS be reframed as an anti-child pornography bill and it will pass, without even discussion. It will have the full support of the House (minus Ron Paul), the full support of the Senate, and most importantly the full support of the American people. NO ONE wants to risk being called a pedophile.

The entertainment industry has finally caught up with technology. They understand how it works. It took them 15 years, but they know what DNS is. They are going to exploit a fundamental problem with the way DNS is centralized and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. They have found an error in the very architecture of the Internet. The solution, from a free speech standpoint is not to fight it politically. The solution is the fix the error.

We must move to a decentralized system of DNS. It is not impossible. It requires some new thinking and a re-architecture of some web services, but it must be done if we want the Internet, as we know it today, to exist in 5 or 10 years.

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/c...nd_its/c3i9fqe
01:59 AM on 01/22/12
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I don't see it getting passed as it stands. I think this is a potentially bigger concern, having its verbiage tacked onto the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011.

This says it better than I can:



http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/c...nd_its/c3i9fqe
Yeah, or even worse is ACTA, which is on a more global scale.
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