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Started by LiroyvH, January 05, 2012, 10:17:15 AM
Quote from: Runic on January 05, 2012, 02:16:32 PMnend no-one is disagreeing with you. It is important that everyone stand against SOPA in its current format.
Quote from: 青山 素子 on January 05, 2012, 06:27:14 PMHopefully Google, Facebook, Twitter, and PayPal will go through with their coordinated blackout in protest if the bill exits the committee.
Quote from: nend on January 06, 2012, 11:26:59 AMAnybody know of the date of the blackout, one day without the net isn't going to hurt me too much if it is for the greater good of protecting the internet as we know it. It isn't like I am going to go on a full blackout just maybe a landing page with information.
Quote from: 青山 素子 on January 06, 2012, 01:00:58 PMQuote from: nend on January 06, 2012, 11:26:59 AMAnybody know of the date of the blackout, one day without the net isn't going to hurt me too much if it is for the greater good of protecting the internet as we know it. It isn't like I am going to go on a full blackout just maybe a landing page with information.According to the latest news article I could find, here, the plan is for January 24. This happens to be the day that the Senate is scheduled to vote.If you want to participate in things, check out Stop American Censorship. They have tools on the site for participating in the protest.
QuoteMany consider the bill to be a form of censorship, similar to the way the China has blocked certain content from being accessed via internet. Now, major sites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Ebay, Wikipedia,Yahoo, Paypal, and more are planning to completely black out their services on January 23, instead displaying a message urging users to contact their reps and speak out against SOPA.
QuoteOur stance on SOPA
QuoteAmazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Twitter, Yahoo, Wikipedia and many more have planned a blackout to show congress what could happen if SOPA is passed. The blackout will be for January the 23 of 2012 and all services from these providers will be halted.This means on that day you will not be able to browse the internet as freely as you can now. You will not be able to check your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter status. You will not be able to shop eBay or Amazon or pay for a purchase at a site that takes PayPal. You will not be able to use Google or Yahoo search also. You will not be able to use any of the services provided by these sites.It has not been determine if the blackout level will affect any of the API's hosted by these services. If it does then any site that uses an API provided by the sites that are in the blackout will not work at all or will not work properly. So this means any site you see the Facebook, Google, PayPal or Twitter logo will not work properly or not at all. The API's for most of these sites also extend to external applications, such as those you find on your Android, IPhone or even your PC.We have determine it is in the best interest of this website and internet as a whole to support these sites as they descend into the blackout. On January the 23 if any of these services are off line meaning they went through with the blackout, the chances are that we would of have pulled the plug also.If you plan to take action against SOPA or need more information on SOPA please visit the links below.https://www.eff.org/actionhttp://americancensorship.org/http://savehosting.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Acthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PROTECT_IP_ActWe know how much of an inconvenience this may be to you and we should be back on the 24th. Please understand this blackout is a attempt to show congress what could happen if they pass this bill. This bill affects are freedom of speech on the internet and it must be shot down.Sorry for any inconvenience,SI Team
Quote from: Thantos on January 06, 2012, 02:24:02 PMWhat we really need is for the House's and Senate's upstream provider to block those sites on a copyright violation claim.
Quote from: Oldiesmann on January 07, 2012, 12:06:22 AMI have a feeling there's some shady business going on here as well, given the political clout and deep pockets that some of the supporters have. I'm sure a few of them have "encouraged" their politicians to support the bill with the promise of a large donation to their election campaign. Teamsters in particular has a lot of influence as far as politics go.
Quote from: Oldiesmann on January 07, 2012, 12:06:22 AMI can't figure out why some of these groups are supporting it though - how to the FOP, Mastercard and Visa benefit from this bill? Less work for them to do as far as fighting piracy?
Quote from: JBlaze on January 07, 2012, 01:20:53 AMPersonally, I think SOPA is the proverbial wool over our eyes. It was introduced as a means to keep us distracted while they (the Congress/House of Reps) draw up an even more sinister way to censor the internet and other things.I hope to every deity that I am wrong. But, I've noticed that I am not alone in feeling this way either.Also, in regards to the proposed "blackout" on January 23rd, I have only one thing to say about that...
Quote from: nend on January 07, 2012, 01:44:54 AMI can't access anything Google right now, anyone else experiencing this. Arghh right in the middle of some Android development and can't even read the docs.
Quote from: JBlaze on January 07, 2012, 01:20:53 AMPersonally, I think SOPA is the proverbial wool over our eyes. It was introduced as a means to keep us distracted while they (the Congress/House of Reps) draw up an even more sinister way to censor the internet and other things.I hope to every deity that I am wrong. But, I've noticed that I am not alone in feeling this way either.
Quote from: SleePy on January 07, 2012, 02:06:36 AMMust be the Protect IP Act that nobody seems to know about because SOPA is getting all the attention.