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Wikipedia blackout in protest of SOPA
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Michael



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

huh
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I visit sinfest.net, I'm redirected to http://sopastrike.com/strike with the message: "The page http://www.sinfest.net/ is on strike today to fight SOPA and PIPA."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too!

it was more of a "whaddayaknow" huh
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

huh...short strike, i get the regular page.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, that was only up for maybe two hours, tops
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Republican senators are fleeing PIPA. Probably not because of protests, but because of the backlash from their think-tanks.

So far only one of my senators has come out in opposition.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn... are the Republicans somehow out in front of the Dems on this? I'm really surprised.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Damn... are the Republicans somehow out in front of the Dems on this? I'm really surprised.

Yep, they get the credit on this one.
I shouldn't be as surprised as I am about Al Franken's support for PIPA. Yes he's smart and critical-minded, but he's also deep into the content industry machinery.

We all need to keep in mind the real gulf between the creative people that drive the entertainment industry and the middlemen that control it. Don't let rhetoric confuse one for the other.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started pestering him on twitter (since my Senators are a no and an undecided). It's so hard to write provocatively in 140 characters.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember that these people are likely not suffering under a misconception, they're looking out for their campaign donations. Don't spell out a well-researched reason for PIPA being bad. A simple "You vote for PIPA, I vote for your replacement" will suffice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't vote for Franken (although he doesn't know that). However, for the most part I agree. I told Patty Murray's office that they needed to come out against PIPA or I'd just stop voting in the Senate races and volunteering for her campaigns. They didn't seem to care (it's a staffer/volunteer who's probably heard the same thing a thousand times). But we'll see what she does. She's said that protecting IP is "vital for the economy and jobs in Washington" but has "real concerns."

I'm getting sick of everything being touted as saving jobs. How does PIPA create or protect jobs? Hell, IP holders don't even need more lawyers - they don't even have to prove someone is infringing before they cut off their cash flow. Whose jobs are on the line with PIPA? Fucking buzzwords.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, how did no one post this yet? Author of SOPA found to be using unattributed, copyrighted work on his campaign website. Better shut himself down!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All my instincts tell me that this SOPA/PIPA thing is just a distraction from the upcoming election anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your instincts might want to seek professional help.
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