• Juan de Frías López

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Hoffman/100003169991141 Austin Hoffman

    This is just terrible….SOPA is the equivalent of curing a headache with a guillotine. It may stop piracy, but it would shut down our economy and unconstitutionally erode our most basic freedoms in the process.

    I just hope that everyone realizes how important this is and does their part to save the internet & our economy!

    here is a good video that explains the consequences of SOPA pretty well:

    1,000s of more websites have joined the force and went dark today, we need EVERYONES help!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Death to SOPA and death to PIPA! Our politicians have been selling out the American people’s liberty and interests for so long to their super rich and special interest campaign contributors, they don’t even feel ashamed to do it any longer!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1154280659 Matej Šišmanović


    action against the PIPA i SOPA U.S. law included the Croatian web pages. How the law is applied to the whole internet, we must not let it to be accepted. In an action in Croatia first joined ePušenje Web Shop, which is Croatian languale, although written in English condemned such a law. On the same web shop you can find ways to engage in anti PIPA i SOPA action!


    Actually Im the owner of that web shop. Support this wherever you can!

  • Dolphin Silverwolf

     As a CA resident, I e-mailed my senators and representative…and apparently they support SOPA and PIPA on the grounds that $180 billion are lost due to piracy.  But I’m in agreement with AustinHoffman here.  The recent iteration of the bill might stop piracy…but the measures have the effectiveness of “net nanny” or “At Ease:”
    1) They might stop the pirates, but the side-effects from corporate greed and legal weaseling lead to punishment of legitimate users in terms of increased usage fees by ISP’s and content providers, slowdowns of communication owing to implementation (and likely, over-implementation) of countermeasure software.  I’ve seen similar things happen in High School.  Teacher throws At Ease onto the computers, end result, nobody can get work done, or the more computer-savvy students have to break the countermeasures in order to simply do legitimate work!
    2) Data thieves aren’t going to play by the rules, obviously.  Whatever countermeasures you throw up, they will circumvent.  Increased penalties for crimes and broader jurisdiction won’t help if you can’t even FIND the bad guys in the first place.

    If the intention is to improve the economy, then they need to come up with a new SOPA.  It doesn’t help that some of the main advocates of SOPA and PIPA are the same people who endorsed this file sharing software and even abetted piracy to conduct an experiment.  Frankly, in the past ten years, I’ve yet to see more than a handful of movies and TV shows that are even WORTH protecting.  In the past two years, I could count maybe six or seven movies out of who knows how many that were worth the money.

    Furthermore, what is this going to do to help the consumer?  Let’s just say that these bills pass.  Let’s say that they actually do prevent the theft of intellectual property.  Let’s even go so far as to say that efficient countermeasures effectively stop piracy even for a day or two.  In this impossibly ideal state of affairs, the entertainment industry alone might save millions, or even billions of dollars.  Do you really think that any of those savings will be passed on to the consumer?

    Piracy also might have its inherent non-legal risks…the product itself becomes corrupted and quality degrades (as in the case of making a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy), and it can sometimes act as a trojan horse, carrying spyware and malware.  This hurts the recipient as well as the content producer.  (Think about that the next time you try to download a copy of Avatar…it might be a re-labeled copy of Twilight.)

    So, to Government…enforce the laws we already have!  If SOPA and PIPA are really necessary, check them with a fine-toothed comb and make sure they don’t contain fine print or riders that make them rife for abuse by the industries they were meant to protect!

    To the media industries…maybe you should take some lessons from Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, and James Cameron…and actually create something, I don’t know, good?  Something that people will want to see?  And stop killing off the stuff that’s actually good.  (I’m looking at you, 20th Century Fox.  Yes, you.  Remember Firefly?  Within the first 3 episodes it was developing into a genuine TV show, and you pulled the plug.)  That way, people might not feel so cheated for paying for movie tickets.