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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #220 on: January 26, 2012, 11:51:43 AM »
Damn bad news :( Does anyone know something about ACTA in Canada? I mean, I've read the Dutch parliament refuses to accept ACTA, but if it passes in Canada I still need to cancel my hosting account.

Canada apparently signed it back in October, along with the US: http://themoderatevoice.com/136376/europe-to-sign-acta-thursday-poland-protests/

Here in the US, the president has declared it an "exceutive agreement" and therefore it doesn't have to be approved by Congress and the Supreme Court. However, there's a great question of whether or not Obama can even consider that an Executive Agreement (see this petition for info).

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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #221 on: January 26, 2012, 02:00:01 PM »
Damn bad news :( Does anyone know something about ACTA in Canada? I mean, I've read the Dutch parliament refuses to accept ACTA, but if it passes in Canada I still need to cancel my hosting account.

You have been very badly informed.
Dutch parliament does not refuse it at all, they even signed to keep the entire negotiation content secret thanks to support of local party PVV.
D66 in euro parliament has filed a complaint against it and calls to stop it, there seems to be quite some support for it, but we need more people to contact local government representatives in order for them to be able to stop this crap. They are attempting to take opposition lead against ACTA though.

We'll see, in the end it will be probably be pushed through anyway. Remember the EU laws? ;)
Dutchies voted NO. So they adjusted it, no new referendum: it get's pushed through anyway.
Ireland same crap. They vote NO. They hold a revote. It is YES. Do they hold another vote? Of course not. Herp derp. 
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #222 on: January 28, 2012, 11:15:45 PM »
SOPA is mass censorship and nothing less.

All newspapers and media broadcasts are copyrighted so if you quote a state approved media source you may be OK but if you quote something critical of the Administration, they only have to say you may have violated the law and down the site goes. The only quotes will be from "approved" sources.

This will end all discussion boards and cause critical media outlets to be isolated. Here in the US no one will allow a quote with the words "Fox News", "Rush Limbaugh" or "Sean Hannity" on their site.

This is a blatant end-run around Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech. You my be free to say what you want but no one will allow you to say it in the discussion pages of their website. And you won't want to waste time building a site likely to get taken down.

What I want to know is how will it affect search algorithms if content, linking and anchor text are suddenly skewed?

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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #223 on: January 31, 2012, 12:48:43 PM »
Is SOPA effecting us.. mean our Smf Community..?!!!?   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

plz reply i m worried...?
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #224 on: January 31, 2012, 12:53:28 PM »
Read the first post, it explains pretty much everything.
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #225 on: January 31, 2012, 01:00:21 PM »
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Read the first post, it explains pretty much everything.
sorry but my knowledge of english langveg is very poor..mean i dont know english very well so i ask u.. sorry 4 disturbing u... :'(
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 01:13:01 PM by CoreISP »
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #226 on: January 31, 2012, 01:13:40 PM »
It explains perfectly fine how EVERBODY would be affected by this bill, so yeah that would include the SMF community and any other (SMF powered) website.
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #227 on: January 31, 2012, 02:03:53 PM »
so painful news... :-X 
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #228 on: January 31, 2012, 02:56:29 PM »
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Read the first post, it explains pretty much everything.
sorry but my knowledge of english langveg is very poor..mean i dont know english very well so i ask u.. sorry 4 disturbing u... :'(

Here's a Google translation for you: http://goo.gl/dvcwP

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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #229 on: February 04, 2012, 03:53:08 AM »
The Anti-Counterfeiting and Trade Agreement (ACTA) The European Council of Ministers has already given its approval to ACTA. only European Parliament can still stop this
.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citzRjwk-sQ
You can now sign the petition (Dutch:) http://petities.nl/petitie/verwerpen-acta-verdrag
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http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet/?fp?148,81


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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #230 on: February 04, 2012, 07:18:14 AM »
One way or another, the government will squeeze one of these bills through. All we are doing is delaying the inevitable, unless we go after the root of the problem which is the entertainment industry. Until they realize that the times, they are a changin', they will continue to spend millions of dollars to censor the world in their favor.

You can go after the government officials as well, and it still wouldn't solve the problem. Our representatives are pawns. They don't represent our interests unless we have deep pockets and fat wallets. Even then, unless you own a multi-billion dollar corporation, the chance of them listening to you is slim to nil.

Until the people of the internet are willing to band together OUTSIDE of the internet, things will only change for the worse. These laws will be passed, and the internet will no longer exist in its originally intended form. Welcome to the age of corporate greed and government censorship.
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #231 on: February 04, 2012, 10:45:24 AM »
We have our own SOPA here in Ireland. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2012/0127/1224310799439.html At least the American lawmakers listen to the people. Here we have had a sham of democratic debate and then a minister signs it into law anyway. http://www.thejournal.ie/liveblog-the-dail-debate-on-the-irish-sopa-342358-Jan2012/ Apart from a few newspapers, the main media here are a bit silent on the issue. TV and radio are mostly state owned and seem to toe the line. George Orwell is surely TIHG.

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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #232 on: February 04, 2012, 04:36:55 PM »
At least the American lawmakers listen to the people, When you have the money/influence to throw around

I fixed that sentence for you.
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #233 on: February 06, 2012, 03:10:58 PM »
I totally agree with SleePy's statement!
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #234 on: February 08, 2012, 08:59:08 AM »
Doesn't look good for Ireland :( 80,000 people signed an online petition but seems it might pass.
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #235 on: February 08, 2012, 04:57:09 PM »
Ireland, like the rest of the world, needs a monarchy. Republics just are too weak and corrupt. :-\
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #236 on: February 09, 2012, 05:06:43 PM »
Ireland, like the rest of the world, needs a monarchy. Republics just are too weak and corrupt. :-\


So King says pass SOPA, it get's passed.

You write a petition and get killed by the armed forces.

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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #237 on: February 09, 2012, 05:14:23 PM »
Yep. Now you have ONE PERSON to say yes or no instead of a committee of representatives. Way to go...
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #238 on: February 09, 2012, 05:26:25 PM »
I agree with RoyalDuke and live, here :P
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Re: Statement regarding SOPA
« Reply #239 on: February 09, 2012, 05:36:11 PM »
Ireland, like the rest of the world, needs a monarchy. Republics just are too weak and corrupt. :-\

I'd much rather the people be in charge of their own decisions.
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