Major Media Outlets Ignore SOPA, Support Passage

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You can also go to whitehouse.gov and sign a petition asking the president for a veto if PIPA or SOPA arrives at his table:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petitions/popular/0/2/0/

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terracide

this is the same government that just signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law..

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EthicSlave

I guess people forgot about 10 years ago when the patriot act was signed into law allowing illegal search and seizure and many other monstrous ideas

may our forefathers rise from the grave and and harvest their brains... because this is madness

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jbwhite99

Forefathers harvesting the current Senatorial brains?  There is nothing to harvest.  They've screwed up the budget, now they will screw up the internet.

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Happy

Why isn't anyone suggesting people call their congressman and senator? I did. And since SOPA and Protect IP seem to still be going forward I'm going to call them again.

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Biceps

Because your senator and congressman will listen to only one think: $$$.  Send them a check.  They don't give a shit what you or I think, unfortunately.

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scoop6274

Realize if this passes, it will give hackers across America a reason to unite and bring websites run by these media outlets crashing down. No revenue if no one can visit their site. it happens enough and they will back off. The Constitution still says "We the people" congress hasn't changed that yet. So people, lets take back control of this internet that once was ours. Remember the days of BBS? I know it is a step backwards, but if we have to, we can go back. We as tech people are intelligent and inventive, we will overcome. Try as they might to supress us we will prevail.

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brettofamerica

I'm just surprised hacker groups like anonymous haven't started poping up on these media websites that support SOPA and taking them either offline or making their website show a warning box of the dangers of SOPA... 

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win7fanboi

Fight SOPA : What Can You Do? (from dyn.com)

If you’re based in the U.S. and against this act, we urge that you e-sign this petition to ‘Stop The E-Parasite Act’. The initial goal was to get 25,000 signatures by the end of November and as I write this, there are more than 40,000. Clearly, this is a movement that is gaining momentum.

For our international friends, there is a petition here that has got a tremendous following.

EFF has another avenue to have yourself heard : https://eff.org/r.C8A

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CruwL

1st of all thanks for covering SOPA and PIPA MaximumPC, but personally i do not think you are covering enough. Your not empowering your readers to actually do anything.

For those of  you who do not want to site ideally by here you go:

http://my.americancensorship.org/- meet with your senators, demand they dont let this pass.

http://americancensorship.org/ - email them let your voice be heard.

Do you play games? Find out what devs do and do not support SOPA and PIPA, vote with your wallet:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/esa-members-and-sopa-where-they-stand/

P.S. Rockpapershotgun is a UK based site and they are doing more then most of our U.S. based Tech sites.

Step up your game MaximumPC!!

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EthicSlave

see now if they do just that they would then have to come back here and censor all this material at a later date when the bill actualy passes o_O!

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Mr.Rager22

 

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy"

-- Dr. Ron Paul (Your last hope) 

 

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warptek2010

More like  your last kook.

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Kinetic

I for one welcome our new corporate overlords.

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alexw1234

Quick question, how the (your choice of 4 letter swear) welcoming them! Why would you support this kind of thing!

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compro01

He didn't specify how he is welcoming them.  Could be with shoes and bullets.

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Kinetic

I was just being sarcastic.

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alexw1234

Ok, Sorry, I just didn't detect the sarcasm.

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kris79

I think he's being overly sarcastic. Nevertheless, why do I suddenly feel like I'm in a movie set of The Matrix? And when I wake up, I'll, like, still be there?

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AntonioGarrison

Of course they won't put any press on it, they wouldn't want this to come to light.  They don't want the general public to know what this would mean.  How it's pretty much giving "Entertainment" companies control of the internet to block content and any websites in all accounts.  These sites will be shutdown without any investigation or justice.  It's like the entertainment companies having right to pull ANY video from youtube cause they think it infringes on their ability to make money.

 

It all comes down to entertainment companies not wanting to change with the ever changing market.  They want to keep their business infrastructure and by manipulating the lawyers of our government we will comply cause it will make all things better for all of us US Citizens (Sarcasm).  They will forever ruin the internet with this crap to make their money in the process.  

 

It's no wonder why are company is slowly going into the crapper.  We need to stop playing with these big corporations.  Let them invest in new technologies to fight piracy.  Gaming companies have been doing it for years, though nothing has truly become a standard in it.  Put money into coming up with something that is a standard and will be hard for anybody to crack.  Don't ruin the internet.

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Teeebs

Well, enjoy Youtube (and the like) while you can.  Because after this passes (which is pretty much a given), something like 90% of the content will disappear, and we'll all be left watching videos of some yokel's flatulent wiener dog till the end of time.....progress indeed...

 

Yet another HUGE step in the full corporatization of the country.... doesn't seem like there's much the sheeple can do at this point.... "occupy" just doesn't seem to cut it anymore....."blow crap up" would seem the next logical step.....

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Marthian

I find it hard to think of a reason why a NEWS outlet would support SOPA considering as far as I can tell, they don't sell anything except advertisement space. No one buys the Fox News Year 2011 Bluray Super 365 Collection.

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compro01

Because by and large, the news outlets are owned by media companies.

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Brad Chacos

The networks make more than just news. And if NBC wants to support SOPA to gain the ability to crack down on Friends wikis and Fair Use cases across the virtual globe, I'm not surprised that Katie Couric isn't covering it. (Insert your own station/show/anchor as desired; they're interchangeable for this argument. I'd recommend replacing them with Fox/Family Guy/Glenn Beck for laughs.)

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AntonioGarrison

All these companies are intertwined.  The ad space is bought by the bigger companies.  You do know that Googles main source of income is Ad space.  Ad space is a lot of money.  If you cut off these "NEWS" channel / outlets Ads and you cut that Channel / Outlet out of the picture.  Almost how if Firefox hadn't of gotten google to buy Ad Space with it, it would have gone out of business.

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vig1lant3

Huh?!  Did you just type "blah, blah, blaaaaah, blah, blah?"

 

That's all I got out of it.

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godsdog

We just need google or any other giant to roll out their DNS, then who cares what sopa bastards do. I dont care if i need to move my domais to avoid this crap.

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hades_2100

Here you go: http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

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morefaster

Is there anything the average person can do to prevent this bill from passing. BP stone you have a nice dream but it would never come true, the only way SOPA is only going to be used when it effects major companies.

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JcHc3in1

Get everybody you know to sign this petition to urge the POTUS to veto it:  https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/veto-sopa-bill-and-any-other-future-bills-threaten-diminish-free-flow-information/g3W1BscR

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Biceps

And Facebook link to this article.

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duncansil

I would also support any company or organization that blacked out for a day on this issue. Really, this just has to be done. There will be some blowback by facebook addicts and such but sometimes you need to cut out a cancer.

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bpstone

SOPA was coming. One thing I do not like about the internet is misinformation or fabricated bull shit is being constantly spread on it like damn cancer. If an article does not have credible sources, it should be seen as their opinions and nothing else. Too often people believe something when it has not one single fact to back their claims up. I wish something could be done about that. A total dream I should know. : /

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warptek2010

Then I suppose you would just love "real" news reported with biassness as practiced on just about every network news, just about every news paper... oh wait, they're all just about going to some paid subscription model.

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bpstone

If that is what you want to assume, be my guest. lol

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praetor_alpha

I bet that if Google had a blackout, this SOPA shit would be dead in an hour.

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alexw1234

Maximum PC, you here? Good, will you be doing a blackout?

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Biceps

Agreed.  It is time for slash and burn tactics with regards to SOPA, since if it passes (which is looking very likely) it will destroy the internet anyway. I would support any online company or organization that blacked out in protest.

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