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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill

Postby Arnock » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:44 pm

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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill

Postby Arnock » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Looks like Riot Games is taking a stand against SOPA


http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/help-us-stop-sopa
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:13 am

I read/heard from somewhere that Nintendo and Sony pulled their support from SOPA as well.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Invisusira » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:31 am

Which is good, but does kinda suck in that there's a difference between being against something and being against something because your customers got pissed off when they found out you support it.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:49 am

Better late than never? At least they realize the backlash that would have to their sales... especially in a world where they (Sony at least) were struggling to push their systems out.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:08 am

Seems wikipedia is choosing a side, hope nobody needs to access the English version tomorrow!

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Eng ... A_blackout
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Worldie » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:57 am

Uhm. We had a similar situation in Italy a few months ago, with government which was going to approve a law that would have removed the freedom of posting on the internets, and Wikipedia sided in same way, obscurating all the Italian pages.
The government apparently considered the action significant enough as the law never made it.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Arnock » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:01 pm

Seems like skye already brought up the wikipedia blackout, so here's an article giving a bit more detail regarding the power that SOPA/PIPA would give the government.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/h ... ree-speech
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:53 am

If you do still need to access Wikipedia today, turns out you can just hit stop as soon as an article loads and avoid the blackout page.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Sagara » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:12 am

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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:38 am

KysenMurrin wrote:If you do still need to access Wikipedia today, turns out you can just hit stop as soon as an article loads and avoid the blackout page.


or disable javascript
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Arnock » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:36 pm

A few web comics joined in the protest today.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Zalaria » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:40 pm

Arnock wrote:A few web comics joined in the protest today.


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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby Teranoid » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:01 pm

I love these sites "taking a stand" by CSS or javascript that can easily be sidestepped instead of shutting down their servers. Way to send a stern message to the government.
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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:05 pm

The whole thing is more about drawing attention to the issue than taking websites offline. Just because it can be bypassed doesn't mean it's not working as intended.
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