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Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby Jason Solan on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 am

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a new bill thats been hotly debated on the internet the past few weeks. It was supposed to come to a vote earlier this week, but got pushed back until early next year.
On the surface it might sound good (who wouldn't want to stop piracy besides pirates?), but the wording of the bill is extremely generalized and there's much fear that it could "kill the web".

Basically the wording is such that if a site links to copyrighted material (for instance a forum member has a copyrighted picture of a cartoon as their avatar...) the entire site could be cutoff from receiving money, taken down, or the owner end up in court.

While those in favor of the bill argue that will never happen as it's designed to target foreign sites, the bill is written as such that it COULD. Thats a HUGE problem in my mind.

Here's a bit of a negative article on it
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201111 ... deas.shtml

Feel free to post positive article too, I'm interested in hearing both sides because I just don't know enough. But it sounds bad to me.
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Re: Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:45 pm

Jason Solan wrote:
Basically the wording is such that if a site links to copyrighted material (for instance a forum member has a copyrighted picture of a cartoon as their avatar...) the entire site could be cutoff from receiving money, taken down, or the owner end up in court.


So Jason you are saying i better change my avatar from angry birds to my photo and Alex better change it from Mickey Mouse to a photo of his trophies???? :)

I think that lawyers do this on purpose word something very loosely, make it law and then that gives them YEARS OF FEES on litigation....

same as software developers release crappy platforms that create jobs for helplines and PATCHES and upgraded versions etc etc etc .

I am on the side of anti piracy, although i have downloaded a song or two (million) off the net in the past..... i also wish when im watching a blu-ray i didnt have to see the damn anti piracy warning...... if i bought a brand new movie clearly i dont need to be converted LOL
I will read a bit more and i promise my next post will be more serious.
cheers and merry xmas

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Re: Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby MostFamousDane on Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:35 am

Danny_Alvarez wrote:same as software developers release crappy platforms that create jobs for helplines and PATCHES and upgraded versions etc etc etc .


Maybe this is because creating quality software is very time consuming and very difficult. If you do invest time and money in creating quality software then when it is released people just pirate it. Getting back to the Stop Online piracy Act the bill is way too lenient I mean the pirates are not to be stabbed with a hot poker or anything else that they deserve :).

There are lots of sites on the internet that exists solely to facilitate piracy that use the excuse that it is the users who upload the infringing material and the sites owners actually earn money on this. It is just plain commen sense to remove this excuse.
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Re: Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby liam stephens on Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:54 am

Yes, give 'em the red hot poker treatment.

See also:

http://826valencia.org/store/products/game-of-draughts/
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Re: Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby Irma Sierra on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:35 am

And talking about how to improve a site, to read it easily .....and find all the stuff the site offers.....I think this site is perfect to understand...
http://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/
just lady.......
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Re: Stop Online Piracy Act

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:53 am

good link Irma. i am reading it now :)
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