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Old 12-23-2011, 09:26 AM
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Default How SOPA Will End The InterTubeWebs

If this becomes law, it's a short stretch from SOPA to NODA (No Online Dissent Anywhere) and if you think I'm a nutcase for saying so, I'd like to remind everybody what happened just over a year ago, when US politicians were tripping over themselves to shut down wikileaks (a royal fiasco in which this company was embroiled) and to this day, they have not been charged with a crime anywhere.

Many of the "dirty tricks" employed against Wikileaks would be enshrined in law under SOPA (and someday, NODA):

A requirement that service providers block access to offending domains, including that they stop resolving their DNS
Search engines to purge search results for offending domains
Payment processors to sever ties to offending domains
And they added an extra provision that it will be an offense to knowingly create a service or system to provide a workaround to a banned domain or host. So for example, they would no longer have to hassle Mozilla to remove that firefox plugin that lets you reach ICE blocked websites, it would be illegal to make it or distribute it.

While this is an Online Piracy law, it already contains additional "enhancements" under Title 2: Additional Enhancements to Combat Intellectual Property Theft:, namely:

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:35 AM
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the effect of SOPA will be to free up our internet time to watch more movies -- or to have more sex.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:47 AM
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SOPA is a big step towards having the US equivalent of a Great Firewall of China.

I just found out that GoDaddy supports SOPA. So I'm transferring my domains elsewhere. Given the many available alternatives, I won't continue sending GD money when they want to use the legal system to act against their customers' interests.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:42 AM
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Estée Lauder Companies
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Go Daddy
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That's it, I'm not following any more sports or reading any more books or listening to any more music or watching any more TV or movies. That'll learn 'em.

(Although this law does sound teh dhumbs.)
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So, big content, lawyers, and some weird outliers.

I will also move my domains away from go-daddy. I knew they went overboard trying to fight spam (why I pay someone else to handle my email, I lost too much stuff I wanted when they did it) but I didn't realize they were crazy.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:37 AM
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Looks like Spain just implemented their version of SOPA internet-blocking:

Consider all the popular scare tactics for justifying control of the Internet -- child pr0n, piracy, terrorism, various big companies claiming patents of fundamental Internet technologies, the government's own desire to squash present and future protest movements like OWS, and most people being unaware of technology-related aspects of politics -- within 15-20 years we will have the equivalent of the Great Firewall of China here. No web site gets published without Federal government approval, and all emails must pass through government servers.

Sure, people will find ways to circumvent the restrictions, but some will get caught and go to prison for it.
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Big surprise - heavily supported by corporate America.
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That's it, I'm not following any more sports or reading any more books or listening to any more music or watching any more TV or movies. That'll learn 'em.

(Although this law does sound teh dhumbs.)
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Wow. Did anyone notice the number of names that began "National"? I hope they're not socialists also . . .
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