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post #1 of 21 Old 01-18-2012, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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FIGHT AGAINST SOPA!

SOPA STRIKE - Largest online protest in history - January 18 - blackout your site

Corporate supporters of Senate 968 (PIPA) and HR 3261 (SOPA) demand the ability to take down any web site (including craigslist, Wikipedia, or Google) that hurts their profits -- without prior judicial oversight or due process -- in the name of combating "online piracy."

PIPA and SOPA authors and supporters insist they'd only go after foreign piracy sites, but Internet Engineers understand this is an attempt to impose "Big Brother" controls on our Internet, complete with DNS hijacking and censoring search results. Incredibly, many Congress Members favor this idea.

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.
See this timeline of SOPA and PIPA events and the activist backlash.

January 18th is going to be amazing. Sites are striking in all different ways, but they are united by this: do the biggest thing you possibly can, and drive contacts to Congress. Put this on your site or automate it by putting this JS into your header, which will start the blackout at 8AM EST and end at 8PM EST.

Websites: How to Strike

Don't be silent that day. Tweet all day from your official company account (#SOPASTRIKE) and share news on sites like reddit. You will get much love in return from your users, and the bigger the action you do, the more love you will be feeling - You can follow us on twitter for news as the strike gets closer. If you are really feeling shy, you can blackout your site logo / add STOP SOPA messages wherever you can.


Everyone: Prepare to Strike

If you have a Twitter account, tweet about the #SOPASTRIKE and ask your followers to get ready. You can follow us on twitter for news as the strike gets closer. Go to Blackout SOPA to add ‘STOP SOPA’ to your Twitter image.
Post this SOPA Strike page to your Facebook account.
Get ready for January 18th! Email and tweet at your friends, tell them to tell everyone about the strike. When the day comes, call Congress, tweet like crazy (#SOPASTRIKE), and help the strike appear everywhere!


I found out some folks around the country who supports these acts!

Supporters of PIPA and SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corp, TimeWarner, Walmart, Nike, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Sony, Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, VISA, Mastercard, Comcast, ABC, Dow Chemical, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Rupert Murdoch, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)


Opponents of PIPA and SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)



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I still don't know what they want to censor. From what I read it's just about keeping the foreign nations from trying to steal Americans' money, like the Nigerian scam

BTW, Google is on the blackout list, but it still works. They only put a black box over their name . Wikipedia and Craigslist def did the blackout though


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The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.[4]
Basically, they can f$# over any site that posts anything that is copyrighted... Like powerstroke.org, you make a video compilation of your truck mods, set it to music, upload it to youtube and link it here. Someone makes a copyright claim, youtube gets hit and the ORG gets hit for linking to or embedding it. The government would be able to tell internet service providers that they have to block access to certain sites and domains... Basically, its the government trying to WAY overstep its limits.

I am just personally thankful that our leaders are able to focis on such a HUGE issue with the current economic climate..... Cause, you know, this takes MAJOR importance over the failing dollar, soaring unemployment, etc, etc, etc, etc,



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Well, that's not something the gov't should be involved with, we know how intrusive they can be! And we also know how their laws can 'roll with the times'

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Already signed sealed and delivered. Lets hope this shows the govt who is still in charge!

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Thanks guys... Hopefully we, as the internet, can stop this insanity...

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Well, that's not something the gov't should be involved with, we know how intrusive they can be! And we also know how their laws can 'roll with the times'

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Yeah, because you know the government would never try to branch out and get involved in things they have NO business being in....

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Yeah, because you know the government would never try to branch out and get involved in things they have NO business being in....
I do, too bad they don't

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*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
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* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
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At least there are some people still left in America that will stand up and fight for what is right!

Ive already contacted our rep. I have my website being blocked off as we speak in support of the Anti-SOPA


The GOV is over stepping there boundaries by far! And what about that NDAA law obama signed. Whats that all about?



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obama is a fuggin commie!!!!


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