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    Wikipedia going down for a day in protest, random individuals turning off their sites too (big deal), etc.

    Anyone on CUK joining the 'noble cause', or supporting SOPA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Wikipedia going down for a day in protest, random individuals turning off their sites too (big deal), etc.

    Anyone on CUK joining the 'noble cause', or supporting SOPA?
    Wikipedia to black out Wednesday in protest over online piracy bills SOPA and PIPA | Mail Online

    Had to look that up.

    Nah. I won't be joining in. I think piracy is disgusting.
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    I thought the protests weren't pro-piracy (well some clearly are) but the other things the bill would allow... analogous to improper use of the anti-terror laws in the UK?

    Does anyone here follow this properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I thought the protests weren't pro-piracy (well some clearly are) but the other things the bill would allow... analogous to improper use of the anti-terror laws in the UK?

    Does anyone here follow this properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I thought the protests weren't pro-piracy (well some clearly are) but the other things the bill would allow... analogous to improper use of the anti-terror laws in the UK?

    Does anyone here follow this properly?
    It's a noble goal with poor implementation.

    Critics say that the act would breach the first amendment right to free speech, which if true would set a dangerous precedent for Americans. The danger is that what one person / government sees as free speech is very subjective. If the US passes a law which makes it illegal for anyone to find the sites that they don't want you to see, will the UK follow suit and apply our libel laws to American websites and block them?

    We moan that China and some oppressive regimes censor the internet, and then watch as the Americans do the same.

    As a clear indicator that the proponents in congress have no idea about what they are actually implementing, Lamarr Smith's website infringes copyright - linky
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    It was scrapped yesterday.

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    Curiously, every time I search for SOPA this morning, my browser freezes up and I can't even scroll down the page on that tab.

    It's started already
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSoerensen View Post
    It was scrapped yesterday.

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    Source? I heard they amended it to remove DNS blocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Source? I heard they amended it to remove DNS blocking.
    The speculation is that it will be shelved because the White House won't back it.

    Whether that means that Obama would veto it is a different matter, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Source? I heard they amended it to remove DNS blocking.
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