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Another SOPA journal

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:11 AM



Browsing /a/, /v/, and /co/, I remember seeing this crap weeks ago, but it keeps coming back as they keep trying to push it through, and since now more people are bringing it up, it's getting more serious.

Above is a nifty video :iconcommanderctc: showed me. I'm not one for sitting and watching these types of things, but it's actually pretty interesting, and I'd like you to just take a little time out to give it a view.

I'm all for stopping piracy (or at least certain ways of it), but I think this is a stupid way of going about it. If you want to help out, there's probably multiple ways, but I think Google's thing is the simplest I can suggest off the top of my head: www.google.com/landing/takeact…

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:iconraphael7:
Raphael7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
those bastards at SOPA they've been screwing around alot lately.
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:icongatztdamax:
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Quick question: supposing we do wind up with a bill that forces us to block "unoriginal content," do you suppose the entertainment industry itself will adhere to it? Because I can name about a dozen medical dramas, cop shows, and action movies with retired-special-froces-protagonists that need to be pulled if so. :P I find it ironic that many of the people pushing for the bill often fail to create anything original themselves, in any case.
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BRAQUER Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Well Obama stopped sopa for now, that's one great video.
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Yep, signed that petition allready.
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:icondarkgon01:
Darkgon01 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Congress, Y U NO FREE SPEECH!?!?:iconwhyyounoplz:


p.s.: if anyone sees Datass(from the livestream.) send me his waiy plz.
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:iconcaptainshockwave:
CaptainShockwave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe.
People think theres actually a risk this will pass. Thats funny.
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:iconmatsu-sensei:
Matsu-sensei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm either way. I guess I'm just a little paranoid since it's not dead yet and keeps popping up, and big names are siding with it.
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AyameSuzuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if it DOES pass I am gonna say it's going to go as well as the American Alcohol probation did x]

But for serious, it is a risk, and one that we shouldn't take lightly. That's how bills like this pass.

People don't like taking their chances like that.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
STOP SOPA! *Waves my picket* [link]
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:iconkaihayasaka:
KaiHayasaka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
It looks like ALOT of support for SOPA and PIPA is falling thanks to the protest of many powerful sites and their "Blackouts" (some big supporters pulled their names from the bill) . I read an article that said both were being shelved so that it could be revised later to more accurately solve the problem of piracy without damaging the freedom of the internet. Now all we have to worry about is how they are going to be revised and hope they aren't going to try this stupid idea again.
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