Help Us Stop SOPA

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Shimrra3

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01-11-2012

Singed and re-posted. All will hear. All will support.


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Wartika

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01-11-2012

Just wrote my letter to my rep and senators...this is outrageous. If this actually passes, I am giving up on our government. I can't believe something so terrible has even made it this far. Goes to show just how out of touch the majority of congress is from actual people. Rather sad.

Long live Riot, and that congressman from Colorado!


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Xpense

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01-11-2012

Democracy is a bad thing people..think about it..Need to restore America back to a Republic which is what was intended through the constitution..Read dont believe! Absurd lies of the federal government that is!!


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ANDERAX

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01-11-2012

I did my part. I hope we can stop this.


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screwless

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01-11-2012

post this message in others forums, please!!!!


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add191

Junior Member

01-11-2012

just found this
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111230/10300517237/lamar-smith-out-touch-with-internet-still-thinks-its-just-google-that-opposes-sopa.shtml


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Kittsy

Senior Member

01-11-2012

For those who read this post but not the whole thread, I just read 156 pages and will summarize here:

No new postings from Rep Jared Polis, although I give massive respect to him for everything I've just learned about this awesome man.

Good methods to petition/contact include the front page and, for international members (and US citizens!) these links would all be worth using:
https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173
http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments


But on top of that, be active! Contact other people and get THEM to sign this petition. Talking to just 10 people and getting ONE of them to sign the above petitions DOUBLES your effectiveness in opposing this. Don't ask what is one voice going to do and 'not bother' - go to the effort and do it. One million people saying their voice won't make a difference is a big voice lost. Show the effort everyone else needs to have. Do something.


On a lighter note, this was my personal favourite image in the thread, but I get everyone has their own choices =) http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=360851&d=1326317531

Now stop reading, DO SOMETHING.


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syionide

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01-11-2012

DOWN WITH SOPA!, Kudos to you congressman, we know theres hope for you all yet. theres a vid by our favorite brittish game journalist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhwuXNv8fJM.

"The United States of America does not have friends; it has interests." John Foster Dulles

BTW EA games supports SOPA, make em pay! cheers!


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Math Homework

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01-11-2012

I'm completely at a loss as to why a bunch of mostly old farts who don't know how to use Microsoft Word, let alone navigate the internet, are deciding its future, oh wait, it's big lobbying groups that are deciding the fate of the internet...

To be honest, piracy is an issue, but it won't go away, it forces better business models. These lobbying groups are the same ones who said CD's, MP3 players, and VCR/BetaMax would ruin the media industry, and look what happened; they didn't. Piracy is clearly offering a better service than content creators, so this should tell business they need to update and win their customers back. Trying to shut down the internet will only hurt them and give consumers less access to their goods in an already hurting economy. Big companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, who let's be honest, dominate the internet industry right now, have all come out against SOPA and have even threatened to completely shut down their services in protest. Companies that understand piracy is an issue that should be dealt with by companies, not by overreaching laws that would stifle competition and free access to information, know that this is the wrong move, and yet because they are more honorable (not completely off the hook) than these greedy businessman running other media industries, and aren't throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at the election campaigns of various congressmen, they are being ignored.

If ever you wanted proof that money controls politics this issue would be one. It's sad to see this happening, and I'm terribly afraid of what the internet will look like if this passes. Not only will this effect America, but every country who access any content hosted in America will also suffer the consequences of a country that cares less about progress and freedom and more about wealth and greed.


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Exarion

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01-11-2012

This is it people, remember all those crazy people saying the government will come for YOU next? This is just the start.