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SOPA Blackout protest have started

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Jetster, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. DannibusX

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    I'd link you to the Wikipedia page for that, but I can't right now :D
  2. KainXS

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    Will TPU have problems, maybe, I don't know, I know of a few articles on here that some can probably try to make a "request" against.(looks at creative)

    The real problem with this bill is that it expands so far beyond just piracy, and there are so many loopholes and clauses in it, its ridiculous really, theres even a clause that says if you tells someone how to bypass the block you can be shut down or go to jail for that, that itself is against the constitution.

    I don't know what to say we as American's are sitting back and most of the populace of our country dosen't care because they don't know the hard facts because the media dosen't want them to know and most don't care about a pop up on a site, our freedoms are taken away 1 by 1 as you said but the problem is most don't care. All this while our country is pushing other countries to get the same kind of "freedom" we have in the end:shadedshu

    As Abraham Lincoln said
    we are slowly but surely injecting the poison.
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    The NDAA is fine and dandy, except for the part about military rule of law. Thankfully an amendment is already in the works.

    Its shit like this and NDAA that sometimes makes me regret serving in the military.
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    Just got done watching Dead Poets Society and it got me thinking about this.

    We are the kids standing on the desk by the end of the movie.
  6. KainXS

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    This sopa crap must be killed. I was getting nailed by sopa scanners before when just firing up utorrent for a legal download. Now, I'm starting to get nailed when I fire up my WW1 flight sim, which uses some upd ports. I've invested almost $150 into my sim, so it certainly isn't pirated. It's just because I accessed udp ports to run it, and now I get scanned?
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    That is partial log from peerblock, and I have huge lists of scanners on me when I am completely legal dling. I don't like being port pounded by American radicalist we want all the money in the world elitists!
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    ah SOPA, you break my internets and i'll come for you.
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    I don't get it why xbmc? What's a media center app have to do with piracy?
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    This is not about piracy, Its about censorship. If you posted a funny picture of Britney Spears without her permission on the Crazy Picture thread the Gov could block the whole site.
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    It's also about the scanning and tracking of your personal web habits. They are recording everything you do. Unless you know how to block them. If they want to know what I'm doing, they can dam well pay me! And as well, I don't need the port pounding, it reduces my bandwidth, are they going to pay me for that? I've tested this doing all legal activities, and I get scanned . I can't afford the extra bandwidth for their port scans, and I don't see them refunding me for my loss. I can start a torrent ect download for a legal linux iso, and show you the logs of all the ap2p ports scans I get. Ridiculous, and intrusive.
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    @Jetster oh I thought the "p" meant piracy it means privacy. My bad. Still why did that get shut down?!
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    If this can happen so easily...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16642369

    ...then surely SOPA isnt needed. Or are they wanting an even bigger stick with hit-now-ask-questions-later.

    I think the RIGHT way for the law to work, is for content/copyright enforcement togo through the courts with evidence and NOT be above the law as it were and be able to cut off without due process.
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  16. KainXS

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    in the last month
    Megaupload: Dead
    Fileserve: under investigation(its subsidisary's filesonic and
    Filesonic: Dead
    Filejungle: Dead
    UploadStation: Dead
    Uploaded: Banned in USA
    Filepost Deleting all content(except documents)
    Uploading: Deleting all afflicate accounts(therefore dead)
    Wupload: Closed afflicate program
    Mediafire: Called to testify by FBI in 90 days and will release all files/records(Doomed)
    and more. . . . . . .
    http://gizmodo.com/5878653/file-sharing-sites-cast-themselves-into-exile-over-megaupload-bust

    with Megauploads shut down they have accomplished more than SOPA/PIPA could dream of in terms of stopping filesharing/Piracy.

    Even if they close every filehost on the earth(which is impossible) people will still find a way to share just like the good ol days

    IRC
    Usenet
    Torrents/Magnet Files
    DC++
    Darknets

    As a US citizen I am so sorry to all the bullshit our government has put everyone in, i am so sorry:shadedshu
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    I am kind of worried about the US due to what their government has decided to do.
    Some people may take this really seriously as it may affect them directly.

    This could cause some people to act out in a way which affects all of the US as a nation.

    Even the people who are not involved.
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    It's funny, out of all the file sharing sites on your list, I only know of MegaUpload and Mediafire.

    Just look at how innovative new business models are crushed by the corrupt, wealthy old order. :shadedshu However, I doubt that this is the end of it though. It'll just go underground and there will be lots of people using VPNs.
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    Mediafire, good times, i used it a lot last time when i can't send any larger files in email for school projects :(

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    Its gonna get destroyed by december anyway (damn Mayans were right >.<)
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    ^^ Yeah I have used mediafire a lot too.
    I think many people do.

    Wonder what's going to happen to Skydrive then.
    Will there be people checking up on what people upload and share to people there as well even though there is a limit on file size per upload.
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    when did qubit turn pink?
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    There will be others. Servers ftps p2ps torrents you name it. I dunno maybe sopa popa or whatever that called will get angry and would love to get its dirty hands on teh interwebz killswitch. I'm not sure whether that thing exists or not but it's possible.

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