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The [Official] SOPA&PIPA masterthread. page 6

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Welp, SOPA and PIPA are now dead. (http://tech.pnosker.com/2012/01/20/sopa-and-pipa-dropped-by-congress-in-wake-of-largest-online-protest-in-history/)

In an e-mail I had received:

Originally posted by Fight for the Future:
Hi everyone!

A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now -- SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today -- the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did.

This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.

The MPAA (the lobby for big movie studios which created these terrible bills) was shocked and seemingly humbled. “‘This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,’ MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. ‘[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk.’”

“'This is altogether a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."

Tweet with us, shout on the internet with us, let's celebrate: Round of applause to the 13 million people who stood up - #PIPA and #SOPA are tabled 4 now. #13millionapplause

We're indebted to everyone who helped in the beginning of this movement -- you, and all the sites that went out on a limb to protest in November -- Boing Boing and Mozilla Foundation (and thank you Tumblr, 4chan)! And the grassroots groups -- Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, CDT, and many more.

#SOPA and #PIPA will likely return in some form. But when they do, we'll be ready. Can you make a donation to Fight for the Future, to help us keep this fire going?

Donate

We changed the game this fall, and we're not gonna stop. $8, $20, every little bit helps.

13 million strong,

Tiffiniy, Holmes, Joshua, Phil, CJ, Donny, Douglas, Nicholas, Dean, David S. and Moore... Fight for the Future!

P.S. China's internet censorship system reminds us why the fight for democratic principles is so important:

In the New Yorker: "Fittingly, perhaps, the discussion has unfolded on Weibo, the Twitter-like micro-blogging site that has a team of censors on staff to trim posts with sensitive political content. That is the arrangement that opponents of the bill have suggested would be required of American sites if they are compelled to police their users’ content for copyright violations. On Weibo, joking about SOPA’s similarities to Chinese censorship was sensitive enough that some posts on the subject were almost certainly deleted (though it can be hard to know).
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After Chinese Web users got over the strangeness of hearing Americans debate the merits of screening the Web for objectionable content, they marvelled at the American response. Commentator Liu Qingyan wrote:

‘We should learn something from the way these American Internet companies protested against SOPA and PIPA. A free and democratic society depends on every one of us caring about politics and fighting for our rights. We will not achieve it by avoiding talk about politics.’"

####### (press release is here: https://fightfortheftr.wordpress.com/press-releases/ )
 
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http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/sopa-is-dead-smith-pulls-bill/

EDIT: Damn, five seconds too late.

 
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We have won the battle, but not the war. More events like these shall take place, and our brethren and sisteren shall stand together every time.

 
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When it comes back, we’ll be ready.

 
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Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

When it comes back, we’ll be ready.

This. ^

Originally posted by Indy111:

We have won the battle, but not the war. More events like these shall take place, and our brethren and sisteren shall stand together every time.

Yeah. Not only that, PIPA is reviving; they will make a vote on it early February.

Prepare for Round 2, my friends…

PS.: Click there to sign yet another a petition in the meantime. If there will be a Round 2, we’ll need this.

 
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but epic pic

 
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Originally posted by 12345wery:

but epic pic

WHY WON’T YOU LEAVE.

 
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I saved b4itstoolate.txt with all the IPs.

The Internet is about to fall apart.

 
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Originally posted by FireAndSunshine:

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by Tenjin:

http://9gag.com/gag/1978518?ref=discuss
SOPA will go down my friends


It is down, now we just have PIPA to go.


SOPA is still around. They just put it off for a month.

*PIPA

 
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Originally posted by Angried:
Originally posted by ahsilE:

si ti revo?

wat.

2,426,142

LESS THAN 100k TO GO.

Now 2,934,439

500k in 2 DAYS? C’mon… We’re so close!

 
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S.O.P.A “Stupid Old People Act” P.IP.A “Plundering IP Addicts”

 
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Get on your sopabox everyone.

 
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3,143,652 have signed. Help us get to 3,500,000

 
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it will be judged in 2 days good luck
we also need to worry about ACTA

 
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Originally posted by speedy250:

it will be judged in 2 days good luck
we also need to worry about ACTA

ACTA? Could you explain what IS it? Another “omg wi nid 2 cenzor teh web” type act?

EDIT: So, it’s Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, and it’s, as suspected, another of said acts. I see.

EDIT2: WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!? THEY JUDGE PIPA TODAY?!?

 
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Originally posted by hamuka:
Originally posted by speedy250:

it will be judged in 2 days good luck
we also need to worry about ACTA

ACTA? Could you explain whit IS it? Another “omg wi nid 2 cenzor teh web” type act?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement

Already been signed too.

 
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acta is more lovely
its global

 
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Yeah SOPA failed!

 
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Originally posted by IndomiPhoenix:

Earlier this morning, Go Daddy supported Sopa. Once people started leaving its service, it reversed its position.

Really????I Checked Today And They Just Pulled Off That Crappy Bra Shit.Thats It,Im Going Back To Porn.
 
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SUPER MEGA IMPORTANT NOTE

I recently found this on the net about ACTA:

The EU has suspended the ratification of a controversial anti computer piracy agreement, questioning its legality. It will now be investigated to see if the document is compatible with human rights and freedoms.
Known as ACTA, the bill has been heavily criticised by web freedom activists, sparking multiple protests across Europe. If passed, the legislation will allow customs officers at airports to examine all devices that may contain pirated data. The authorities will also gain unlimited access to private digital information. So far, 22 EU countries have signed up to the deal which was negotiated in secret.

 
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Once again, how late can OT get…Although this guy isn’t even from here, still.

 
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FUN FACT: SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA have all been rejected.

You can now go back to living under a rock and not researching anything recent again.

 
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Originally posted by ritzfitz91:

FUN FACT: SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA have all been rejected.

You can now go back to living under a rock and not researching anything recent again.

They have another one out, I forgot the name though.

 
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Originally posted by Zachary_Greene:
Originally posted by ritzfitz91:

FUN FACT: SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA have all been rejected.

You can now go back to living under a rock and not researching anything recent again.

They have another one out, I forgot the name though.

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Originally posted by hamuka:
Originally posted by Zachary_Greene:
Originally posted by ritzfitz91:

FUN FACT: SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA have all been rejected.

You can now go back to living under a rock and not researching anything recent again.

They have another one out, I forgot the name though.

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nope WERE FREEE ITS 2 YEARS LATER THE WAR IS OVAH