Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA

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  1. sfidirectory

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    Just got this in my inbox... What does everyone make of it? I think this is a bad idea because it's cutting off info from people and it is in a way what SOPA wants to do...

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    They are doing it to show the impact SOPA can have. Raise awareness :)
     
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    It's good they are taking a stance against SOPA (even though I am outside the US I am fully against it - I know it will affect me) but I don't think that temporarily deleting content is the best idea... That is what SOPA is going to do if it is passed, except they can permanently delete content without a fair trial and without supplying real concrete evidence.

    Maybe some kind of unblockable popup that prompts a visitor to sign a petition against SOPA would have been a better idea. Or even something like a CPA gateway that makes someone fill out an anti-SOPA petition in order to see the content. They could also do this once per I.P but not sure if that would be effective...
     
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    I see big business is working the keys in the politicians backs again.

    You can always rely on politico's shitting on their own people!! Only today I have found out that BT and Sky in the UK have blocked access to Newzbin as per a High Court order by the MPA.

    Thank god for TOR is all I will say at this juncture.
     
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    I use Tor quite alot, but you never know whose lurking around on there...
     
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    Any better source than webpronews.com?

    These guys are a mere spammers, wouldn't trust a word of what they say.
     
  7. accelerator_dd

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    SOPA would bring the power to the US goverment to be able to mark domains as "piracy distributors" and completely ban the domain - meaning you type in the domain and it doesn't get resolved!

    That would mean piracy hosted on IPs only. But since google is against it I would love to see them letting IPs rank for keywords just to say FUCK YOU to the congress if they pass this act.

    Every non-goverment organisation is against SOPA - RT, Wikipedia, google, yahoo, even Anonymous (they even threatened congress in one of their videos). I do hope it doesn't get passed, it's a clear violation of the First Amandment. Don't take my word for it, a professor at Constitutional Law at Harvard says the same http://www.scribd.com/doc/75153093/Tribe-Legis-Memo-on-SOPA-12-6-11-1
     
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    dupe post, please delete
     
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