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*An Update on SOPA*

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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

01-19-2012

For those interested, please see the two Forbes links below.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/14/white-house-responds-to-sopa-critics-says-administration-will-not-support-censorship/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/18/no-president-obama-did-not-kill-sopa/

Put simply, SOPA and PIPA have pretty much fizzled out for now, with Obama and the White House NOT supporting the two bills. It's not gone, but it's definitely going to need some reworking to make it back into the Senate and House of Reps.

A good quote from the first article, from the White House blog:
“While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet."

I know this is kind of old news for some, but a lot of people are still unaware.

Regardless, it's definitely a small victory

Here's another good one, with a well-rounded update:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/faq-whats-next-for-sopa-pipa-in-congress/2012/01/19/gIQAx1gUBQ_story.html

QUOTE: "Google said that 4.5 million people signed its petition against the measure."


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Jaden

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Soup and Pipe return to their lair defeated!.....for now...


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DropoftheGun

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Why were you downvoted...I'm so confused!


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Grammardor

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Let's hope SOPA doesn't have Revive tagged.


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Quote:
DropoftheGun:
Why were you downvoted...I'm so confused!


No clue. It's as if I reported someone for saying "GG NOOBS."


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Le Gourmet Chef

Senior Member

01-19-2012

megaupload went down today, they are still winning some fights.


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Updated for knowledge.


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Quote:
13eit:
megaupload went down today, they are still winning some fights.


That's true, but that doesn't have anything to do with SOPA or PIPA. A great many other sites have gone down for legal reasons, but resurface under a different name.

Remember Limewire?


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

01-19-2012

The GD forums move fast today.

BAMP for knowledge.


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KamisoriKonpeki

Senior Member

01-19-2012

Ron Paul 2012? o3o Do want.


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