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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

This applies to the Internet as a whole, so I thought this might be the best place for it.

Are you aware of this bill coming to a vote in Congress shortly?

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/sopa-...-break-internet

If you have any interest at all in the Internet and freedom of information/expression/exchange of ideas and knowledge, then you need to know about this.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:56 AM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Nov 16 2011, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This applies to the Internet as a whole, so I thought this might be the best place for it.

Are you aware of this bill coming to a vote in Congress shortly?

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/sopa-...-break-internet

If you have any interest at all in the Internet and freedom of information/expression/exchange of ideas and knowledge, then you need to know about this.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:02 AM

Maybe a little late. I noticed info about it on Tumblr earlier tonight. I get an EFF email newsletter every week (and alerts). I must have missed this one. I sent an email to my Reps and Senators just a little while ago.

http://www.tumblr.com/protect-the-net

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:19 AM

Found this link on Diaspora just now...

http://americancensorship.org/

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

ESET has expressed opinions as well as including links to other articles:  SOPA opera | ESET ThreatBlog
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

Thanks, Corrine.

Here's a quick nag from my blog about this --> https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/2011/11/1...cy-ac-u-s-sopa/

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:36 PM

The other side of the coin:  Apple, Microsoft, and 27 other major companies are implicity supporting SOPA | VentureBeat
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

Sure they are. sad.gif

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

Tech coalition backs off SOPA support --> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-t...?wpisrc=nl_tech

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

Eric,

Was the title meant to be ironic? You did mean Piracy and not Privacy?  pirate.gif

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

Heh! Would you believe I didn't even notice that faux pas until you mentioned it? Really! I think I'll leave it as is. wink.gif

I do hope it's just irony. I wouldn't want it to be prophesy. sad.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:19 PM

Surprise! Microsoft quietly opposes SOPA copyright bill - CNET:
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Microsoft has long been one of the most ardent proponents of expanding U.S. copyright law. But that enthusiasm doesn't extend to the new Stop Online Piracy Act, which its lobbyists are quietly working to alter, CNET has learned.

It's little surprise that Web-based companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter oppose SOPA, which is designed to make allegedly piratical Web sites virtually disappear from the Internet. They, and many civil liberties and human rights groups, worry that SOPA could jeopardize legitimate Web sites too.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

Must be some advantage business-wise for MS if that's the case. I'm such a cynic. sad.gif

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111128/...treatment.shtml

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Want to know when a bit of news has really hit the mainstream? It's when the Taiwanese company Next Media Animation does a computer generated animation of the story. These videos have become a media sensation. Guess what they just took on? Yup, the battle over SOPA, which they animate by showing Hollywood lobbyists seeking to attack the internet, and showing not only how tech companies teamed up to fight this, but that internet users are pushing back. Amusingly, they make use of the imagery from the UC Davis pepper spray incident to show how Hollywood and the government can "knock out" sites under SOPA.



Scroll down for a link to an english version.  pirate.gif

Going off at a bit of a tangent here but along the same lines.

https://www.laquadrature.net/en/eu-court-of...damental-rights
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“As the war on culture sharing is fiercer than ever, this ECJ ruling comes at a timely moment. After the Promusicae ruling3, it is a blow for the European Commission, which has implicitly supported the broad filtering schemes that the entertainment industries are pushing for4. The ruling stresses once again that instead of keeping on pushing for more repression EU policy maker should work towards a much needed reform of copyright that would protect citizens' freedoms. Rejecting ACTA and other extremist measures imposed in the name of copyright would be a first step.”, said Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder and spokesperson of citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net.

Beyond copyright, this decision also underlines the dangers of Net filtering and calls for an important democratic debate regarding their disproportionate nature.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:09 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/...-blacklist-bill

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"Everybody uses the internet every day, these days. Everyone realises how important freedom is online. This isn't just for geeks any more," he said.


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout - Wikimedia Foundation
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Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States—the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate—that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.


Also Reddit: Wikipedia, Reddit plan site blackouts in SOPA protest.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

Google will protest SOPA using popular home page
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

Excellent. I think there are a lot of folks that will participate for the day on their own sites. Wordpress is doing it, so I assume all blogs on wordpress.com will be participating?

I do know they have a SOPA Strike Plugin for Wordpress installations if you have Wordpress installed on your own hosting/domain. I have it installed on one of mine. http://sopastrike.com/

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:48 PM

I expect there will be more with at least a protest or, as LilBambi mentioned, a SOPA Strike Plugin.  Who, besides Wikipedia, is going dark and why | ZDNet
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Hi there is also a single webpage that you can snag and use on your own website from github to use instead of error pages sending to another site: https://github.com/zachstronaut/stop-sopa

I will be enabling them on a few websites of mine that I don't want to redirect.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:09 PM

the pres of the us is on board with stopping the legislation.  but u prolly already knew that.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

I went dark on my personal website as well in protest of PIPA and SOPA: http://www.comhack.com/


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (Temmu @ Jan 17 2012, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the pres of the us is on board with stopping the legislation.  but u prolly already knew that.

He gave some kind of middling statement where he said he's against it as it stands (I don't know that he actually explicitly said that, but that was the gist of what he said) but not against giving "prosecutors and rights holders new legal tools to combat online piracy originating beyond U.S. borders "

From his statement, he'd probably veto SOPA if it passed right now, but that doesn't mean he's against every version of it.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

Did the President make that statement? I thought it was some of his advisors in the White House.

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