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SOPA Blackout protest have started

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  1. NinkobEi

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    The link which was posted may have been referring to a youtube clip which is called SOPA Passed which was released on Dec 15 2011.

    The bill has not passed yet.
     
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    ya my bad.. i jumped the gun. one of my friends posted that on his FB account. i didnt see the date until it was too late. hence the post deletion.
     
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    PHP.net is blacked out too:
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    humblebundle.com has blackedout too
     
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    Right, so I've updated my reply with links, including a link to the news release where the CEO of the ESA states his support for the bill. It's the usual "I believe this will will stop piracy and IP theft yadda, yadda, yadda...". Bull crap, but whatever.
    The video, however is being spread trough gaming forums and upsetting a number people. Small number, by what I've seen so far, yet I hope this will escalate. I think it might just make a small, but still meaningful difference. I mean, E3 is still going to happen, with all the AAAs showing their stuff, but this time fewer people might attend the show.
     
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    bluesnews.com is down as well. Techpowerup! should support this as well. Come on W1zz put something on the front page or something. :rockout: Let's fight it! :rockout:
     
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    Even Craigslist is doing it too.

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    your not useless look up ACTA it would be a big help if others focused on that while we are focusing on this.

    http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/How_to_act_against_ACTA
     
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    Rock, Paper, Shotgun is protesting as well.
     
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    mozilla went dark at 8

    ars technica is also dark
     
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    imgur is down too!
     
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    I think they should all boycott these fucked up bills . Why is it the US government is getting involved with the internet trying to police every thing ! What we as Americans need to do is send these fuckers A CLEAR message NOW ! We are sick of your infringement on OUR RIGHTS ! The time is NOW ! I hope that more and more Large web sites EVEN FACE BOOK Join in on this ! It would send a clear message to them suite dummies in Washington DC to keep there hands off the Internet And our Constitution !
     
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    Yeah, went there this morning and it was already dark.
     
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    ya they went down at midnight when i checked.
     
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    Too bad twitter or facebook didn't join in on this. I think that would have made a huge difference.
     
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    I agree . If they would do this it would have a HUGE impact on all this crap.
     
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    Sounds like Chris Dodd is behind both bills. He left the Senate to be a spokesman/lobbyist for the MPAA. He won't give up...until he's unable (aka, dead or very ill). This fight is going to go on for probably 20 years. The sad truth is he'll eventually win. PIPA has 40 sponsors (40% of the legislation). You can bet it will eventually get tacked on to some other bill (like debt ceiling) and internet censorship will beginning.

    The only way I can think to stop it is an amendment passed by the states explicitly applying Freedom of Speech to the Internet.
     
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    Yes, SOPA needs to die. While many Americans sit in their prison cell (due to too many not giving a shit about the NDAA) we'll have uncensored internet. YAY! While I'm totally against SOPA and PIPA, I find it sickening that Americans didn't really seem to care if the government can just arrest and detain you for no reason, yet we be shuttin' down the internet to protest this. Super awesome job America.
     
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    i agree. if google truly shutdown and facebook shutdown. there would definately be raised awareness also if ebay/amazon shut down too.
     
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    Damn right. Take my neighbor to jail he throws crap in my yard anyway. But take away my pirated movies and there will be hell to pay :rockout:
     

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