Help Us Stop SOPA

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Forrestal

Senior Member

01-12-2012

Hmm

I'm an Australian that lives in Laos. So which congressman should i send my letter to? 0_o.

Seriously though this is an international problem being handled by a national government. I wish the US government would show some international responsibility and not **** with a pivotal aspect of the global economy and society.


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Thedyingninja

Senior Member

01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by SuHeLoTuFa View Post
can anyone believe he's so carefree he doesnt care about going into jail??
and thx for reminding me to switch it off, for my security and increasing internet speed
are you that ignorant? DONT POST COPY-WRITTEN MATERIAL AND YOU DONT GO TO JAIL. its that simple. Not only that, but posting copy-written material is already illegal. Everyone isn't getting their doors busted down right now are they? No, but some people are getting caught. everyone is acting like if this piece of legislation goes through, everyone that owns a computer is going to jail, if you talk online, jail, post on a message board, go to jail. NO. Dont break the law, you dont go to jail
Somehow the internet let people forget that you arent supposed to break the law, and now that our government is trying to enforce those laws, everyone is mad because their ability to pirate music and porn will be in jeopardy.
DONT BREAK THE LAW
you all arent complaining about an infringement on your REAL rights, youre mad because of the infringement on your perceived right to pirate copy-written content.'
you illegally download music or reproduce copy-written material, you are a criminal, and a website that allows it should be held liable too.


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SuHeLoTuFa

Senior Member

01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Firellius View Post
So I, as a non-American, cannot write to a representative.

What can I do?
rise awareness on social site such as facebook, twitter
find articles and share them


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ElTioTazza

Senior Member

01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis View Post
*blush*

There are a few who get this, but your calls will help convince many representatives who haven't decided yet on this.

Jared
i want to help but i live in argentina so if is there any way to give u a hand from here, tell me =)

screw SOPA -.-


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Originalien

Junior Member

01-12-2012

This has nothing to do with copyright infringement and any person who is actually aware of groups like the buildergerg group know this is just another assault from corporate/government powers against the 1 weapon we the people have left, the internet

Thats how they see the internet, as a weapon. Because it allows human beings to communicate immediately and share ideas in a manner which is difficult for big brother to strangle into control.

Watch the zeitgeist documentaries if u havnt and dont know what they are, becaue they are OLD internet culture and i think it amazing that alot of people still havnt seen these documentaries, or that young people who are born into the world of internet culture dont know they exist, unlike a lot of us who have been raised pre-internet ( can u give me a dancing baby what what! )

The internet is our last weapon off free speech, of un censored mediums. Censor this and u might as well just put a fvcking stream of ur house online for the government to watch u masturbate and just get it all over with once and for all, by it i mean ur human rights


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SuHeLoTuFa

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01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Thedyingninja View Post
are you that ignorant? DONT POST COPY-WRITTEN MATERIAL AND YOU DONT GO TO JAIL. its that simple. Not only that, but posting copy-written material is already illegal. Everyone isn't getting their doors busted down right now are they? No, but some people are getting caught. everyone is acting like if this piece of legislation goes through, everyone that owns a computer is going to jail, if you talk online, jail, post on a message board, go to jail. NO. Dont break the law, you dont go to jail
Somehow the internet let people forget that you arent supposed to break the law, and now that our government is trying to enforce those laws, everyone is mad because their ability to pirate music and porn will be in jeopardy.
DONT BREAK THE LAW
you all arent complaining about an infringement on your REAL rights, youre mad because of the infringement on your perceived right to pirate copy-written content.'
you illegally download music or reproduce copy-written material, you are a criminal, and a website that allows it should be held liable too.
ur soooo missing the point, if that's the case, riot wont be worried, the thing is SOPA is over strict to the point just using extremely slight design ideas can get it banned/ punished what ever.
with SOPA you cant even come up with art designs that have 9 tail, or a song that uses a similar rythem from another song etc


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NoReXx

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01-12-2012

+5616 currently on the first post

any more questions? i love you riot


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GodEmperorLetoII

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01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Rep Jared Polis View Post
Hi, this is Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado. As a member of the League of Legends community (partial to Anivia and Maokai), and as someone who made his living as an Internet entrepreneur before being elected to Congress, Iím greatly concerned about the future of the Internet and gaming if Congress doesn't wake up. You may have heard that Congress is currently considering a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. While SOPA has a ton of problems, there are some significant issues that I thought fellow gamers might want to know about.

Iím particularly concerned that SOPA might stifle the kind of innovation that brings us games we love, such as LoL. The bill makes it far too easy for angry competitors to sue good law abiding companies out of existence. It threatens any company or website that depends on user-generated content, even companies like Riot. Instead of coming up with great ways to keep making games like LoL even better, companies will have to spend their money hiring lawyers. That's why companies like Riot, who want to protect the games they create, are opposed to SOPA.

Iíve been working on alternative legislation that would protect the games companies create while also fostering innovation. But we also need you to call your members of Congress and let them know of your opposition to SOPA. This bill has a very real chance of passing, and it is up to all of who want to protect the Internet to take action. More information is available at http://keepthewebopen.com/. Please make your voices heard in this debate! I will be happy to respond to your posts below, and will check back every few hours today and respond to as many as I can.
This man for president? :O


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Originalien

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01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by Eskaphlonaey View Post
Guess the "13Families" mean business with keeping the world ignorant to whats really going on...Time to leave America before things get out of hand as we all know the deep hole we are in it can only get worst...
even if it is only every 5th page good to see some people with some common knowledge and sense about the meaning and root of power and the meaning and root of control


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Soedan

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01-12-2012

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Originally Posted by SuHeLoTuFa View Post
can anyone believe he's so carefree he doesnt care about going into jail??
and thx for reminding me to switch it off, for my security and increasing internet speed
I don't know about him but I definitely don't want to go to jail. I have a full life ahead of me friends, my job and my family I mean I can't afford to keep worrying about stuff like that but this gets to me I mean I honestly see more negatives then positives SOPA and PIPA can bring I just can't voice my views as well as others voice theirs. Well I've done my part already there is only time that shall reveal what future is in store (if any.) I thought highly of America but not anymore, I'm sad to be disappointed by America and it's corruption. For all I know America may have corrupted me and I'm doomed. If I chose to Ieave America I'd be leaving my job, friends and family behind into an unknown future. Perhaps I'll try and find an island or somewhere to get away from it all. I hate politics, I hate corruption in all it's forms and I genuinely hate people who threaten what I hold dear and cherish.