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SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Loretto on 18 January 2012 12:49pm
 
I know that braodsheet.ie (Irish news site)is in blackout, as is Wikipedia, English version, and Reddit.

Google here in the US also has a protest, there is a blackout box over the Google logo when we log on in the US.

The Huffington Post is also in protest on the Political section of the website for 24 hours.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/politics/

Just wondering if other sites globally are protesting this censorship bill also?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/sopa-blackout-internet-censorship_n_1211905.html#comments

Here's a list of all the sites involved in the protest:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16608314
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Lounge Trekker on 18 January 2012 5:45pm
 
This signals a turning point in the issue. I see some kind of registry where the holder of intellectual property or art can define how it is made available to the population. This could be an era of loudly proclaimed infringement of personal rights in the pursuit of violators, and may lead to the growth of another arm of the law enforcement industry.

If art is concealed from many, it's value will not flower, and it will die. This legislation may stunt the intellectual growth of society if wielded with too heavy a hand.
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Loretto on 18 January 2012 8:30pm
 
Here's my blog piece on what's been happening so far today about this proposed internet censorship law.

http://breisebreiseleighgoleire1969.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/call-your-local-congress-rep-now-to-protest-sopa-and-pipa-internet-censorship-bill/
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Lounge Trekker on 18 January 2012 9:27pm
 
This bill can be searched and read here:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:

You might need to copy-paste it, it seems long links are abbreviated by this site we're using.
Sorry if I missed a link on your blog, Loretto.

It seems quite reasonable to me, actually. It gives ISP's assurance to stop the transmission of information intended to harm public health. The proposed act gives directions to gather appropriate information pertaining to this broad reaching issue.The Bill states willingness to keep USA money from being used by USA residents in foreign operations, if passed. The guidlines for streaming content protects the owner of copyrighted acts by proscribing a suitable time delay between use for it's intended purpose and unauthorized streaming FOR MONETARY GAIN above a certain value. Trafficking in dangerous goods would become a costly conviction suggesting multi-million dollar maximum penalties.

As the language is now, it all seems reasonable. Please read it and tell us about pertinent points I may have missed.
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Loretto on 18 January 2012 9:35pm
 
Ok Pete, it says library of congress but says the webpage can't be displayed. Are you having issues signing onto Wikipedia in Canada? Just curious as to how global this all is. The video from vimeo at end of blog post explains this bill very well. Also there is a link on the blog to petition the us state department if you are not a US resident. My blog is HISTORY if this bill goes through next month. I'll miss it terribly.
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Lounge Trekker on 18 January 2012 10:06pm
 
Just prior to your post, Loretto, I tried the link and suggested copy-paste as a succesful procedure. Same thing happened to me when the incomplete URL was sent.

What I've read will only limit the content of your blog if you are reducing someone else' profit or making a substantial gain by using their copyrighted material...or selling bombs.

There is written for certain offices to pursue information for and to develop certain elements of the administration of this proposed change to USA law.

That video is quite the overreaction to items not even addressed by the language of the proposed act I read. What I read is all about protecting the copyright holder's ability to make money. They want to stop commercial pirates who sell copies for monetary gain. Reducing harmful or dangerous acts is also covered by subsequent clauses. Nowhere does it seem to want to even attempt to change the internet.
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Lounge Trekker on 19 January 2012 12:34am
 
It looks Wikipedia is participating in this protest. Google appears to be open for business. Bing? What the hell's Bing and why is it being jammed down my throat anyway?
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by tucsonmike on 19 January 2012 2:00am
 
There was a woman on a corner here with a sign that said, oppose this bill so we can have internet porn.
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by Lounge Trekker on 19 January 2012 2:05am
 
Ya baby! Like Rodney Carrington sings, 'Show them to me!'
 
Re: SOPA/PIPA Protests and Blackouts by TERRY S on 19 January 2012 6:58am
 
I'm on the fence. Sorry.
 
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