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Liontamer 01-18-2012 02:46 PM

STAND TOGETHER! Stop SOPA & PIPA!
 
Laws like SOPA & PIPA put creative, Fair Use sites like OC ReMix in jeopardy.

The concerns of copyright holders, while important, do not justify the theft of domains, punitive action without evidence, or other abuses of power and compromise of due process.

STAND TOGETHER against laws that will irreparably damage a free and open internet.

LEARN MORE:

http://americancensorship.org
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction
http://www.screwattack.com/StandTogether

DaMonz 01-18-2012 02:52 PM

http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.c...e-censored.jpg

Bahamut 01-18-2012 03:01 PM

If I could +1 Larry's post I would. Amusingly, DaMonz's picture would be enough to cause copyright holders to abuse SOPA/PIPA.

AngelCityOutlaw 01-18-2012 03:03 PM

DaMonz's picture is pure win.

Arrow 01-18-2012 03:31 PM

Wikipedia's black-out page makes it fiendishly easy to find out who your representatives and senators are, and how to contact them. Simply go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...okup?zip=11111, but replace the zip code with your own, obviously.

http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/ will tell you which representatives and senators support or oppose the bills.

Nonamer 01-18-2012 06:27 PM

Wait, why the hell is Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (2 of the local congress members in the heavily gerrymandered state of Florida) in favor of SOPA? And since Schultz is the current chair of the DNC, she has considerable power on members voting Yea or Nay...

EDIT: Senator Nelson as well? I need to start calling these members STAT!

Mirby 01-18-2012 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arrow (Post 836698)
Wikipedia's black-out page makes it fiendishly easy to find out who your representatives and senators are, and how to contact them. Simply go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...okup?zip=11111, but replace the zip code with your own, obviously.

http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/ will tell you which representatives and senators support or oppose the bills.

Thanks for the links! Contacted my representative and one of my senators (tried contacting Feinstein but the site's experiencing technical difficulties)

Phonetic Hero 01-18-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nonamer (Post 836745)
Wait, why the hell is Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (2 of the local congress members in the heavily gerrymandered state of Florida) in favor of SOPA? And since Schultz is the current chair of the DNC, she has considerable power on members voting Yea or Nay...

EDIT: Senator Nelson as well? I need to start calling these members STAT!

The real question is why the fuck would ANYBODY support these bills, especially in a land where we like to believe we have so much freedom

Mirby 01-18-2012 07:43 PM

It's because they don't know the full details of the bill, nor do they have any idea of the repercussions that would come to pass if the bills are passed.

And no one has told them of this. It's up to us to show this; it's also why the internet is blacked out. Bit of a lesson to show what the sites would do if the internet was censored.

Level 99 01-18-2012 07:46 PM

....oh....oh my

ABOBO

http://abobosbigadventure.com/

http://abobosbigadventure.com/nope-a-sopa.jpg

Mirby 01-18-2012 08:40 PM

Inspired by the video on the front page, I've made my own.

PROTO·DOME 01-18-2012 09:38 PM

We'll start our own internet, with blackjack and hookers.

In fact, forget the blackjack and the internet.

The Coop 01-18-2012 10:24 PM

Graham Stark's voice bugs the hell out of me in that video. Everyone else sounds like they're right there in the room. His voice sounds like something synthesized from a computer, with no reverb whatsoever.

OfficialJab 01-18-2012 10:30 PM

Every anti-SOPA petition thing I end up at is tailor-made for US residnets only. Any notable ones for anyone as far away as Canada?

SuperiorX 01-18-2012 11:17 PM

Oh my there is a giant muted speaker icon replacing the headphone controller now. This shit just got serious.

DESTROY ALL THE SOPAPILLAS! I mean SOPA and PIPAs! :smile:

wenmandarin 01-19-2012 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nonamer (Post 836745)
Wait, why the hell is Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (2 of the local congress members in the heavily gerrymandered state of Florida) in favor of SOPA? And since Schultz is the current chair of the DNC, she has considerable power on members voting Yea or Nay...

EDIT: Senator Nelson as well? I need to start calling these members STAT!

You haven't gotten it yet? Both parties take campaign money from the same big donors (the film industry donates particularly heavily to the Democrats) who tell them to pass legislation that helps their interests. The whole system is broken because there is so much campaign money swishing around, creating the wrong incentives putting the interests of those with a lot of money and connections ahead of the people.

Do you watch The Young Turks? They have pretty good coverage on the politics behind SOPA, which is pretty much non-existant on any major cable news show.

www.youtube.com/theyoungturks


Also good is RussiaToday and The Alyona Show.

www.youtube.com/rt
www.youtube.com/thealyonashow

Antonio Pizza 01-21-2012 08:29 PM

No soup for Phillipa
 
http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/sopa-...th-pulls-bill/
http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/20/tech...oned/index.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_1...th-pulls-bill/

The internet cast Bahamut. Let's hope Congress doesn't have a Phoenix Down.

Nonamer 01-21-2012 10:06 PM

Yay!

Also, I didn't know this until today, but my Senator Marco Rubio, who co-sponsored PIPA, pulled his support from the bill. Poor guy just wanted to search something on Wikipedia.

Salluz 04-03-2013 11:00 AM

Maddox shows us how to stop SOPA and similar groups for real. The title is quite sarcastic. http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=pass_sopa

ectogemia 04-03-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salluz (Post 912841)
Maddox shows us how to stop SOPA and similar groups for real. The title is quite sarcastic. http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=pass_sopa

Hey, I know Maddox.


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