SOPA Author Says Opponents Lack Credibility

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alexw1234

I want to have just 2 mins with this guy, not to beat the living shit out of him, but to tell him how it will break dns, and this is going to piss of more people than are worth it. Not to metion IRC has file sharing capacity. And he will be thinking "What the hell is IRC?"

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Yeah, he has--just to download child porn (for research purposes).

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Carlidan

That's funny.

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Gezzer

You know the way all this is heading we could have a new third world, or a fourth world if you will.

All the countries that try to block everything they don't like (or are paid not to like) on the internet. Like China, Iran, USA, etc. And the rest of us watching commercials on the net about helping to save a poor data starved child in one of the for mentioned countries. I can see it now

"Yes you can save poor johnny for only 60 Kb of bandwidth a month. Bring culture and knowledge (of the outside world) to one of these poor unfortunate children for only 60 Kb a month. Moderators are standing by."

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Hey.That_Dude

The absolute saddest thing in the world. This idiot hails from a State with the worst High School Education in the country. I'm supprised AT&T hasn't bought him back to the other camp and taught him why SOPA/PIPA are bad things.

THEN AGAIN, this is the same state that left a public records server with Social Security numbers, names, addresses and other personal information open and unencrypted for almost 2 years and then said "Oh, we're pretty sure nothing got stolen." They have no concept of the internet.

 

Here is an article: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20110411-breach-in-texas-comptrollers-office-exposes-3.5-million-social-security-numbers-birth-dates.ece

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hastyscorpion

Duh Google advertises on sites that would be blocked by SOPA (youtube being one) That is the whole point. If congress propoesed a law that made fishing Illegal you can bet there would be a whole lot of fishermen that would come out against the law.

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kevaskous

Untied States of China

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Carlidan

That already happen. It's been that for 30 plus years. :P

 

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qhoa1385

This guy need a spanking from LULSecz

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avenger48

If anyone has free time on their hands, call these people:

http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/Rogue%20Websites/List%20of%20SOPA%20Supporters.pdf

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HiGHRoLLeR038

i dont understand how companies like Zumba, Loreal, and Pfizer benefit from SOPA.  cant believe some companies that ARENT on this list like ATT for example.

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Hey.That_Dude

Zumba, L'Oreal, and Pfizer are all big brand names that have lots of knock off products sold illegally on the internet. AT&T controls a large portion of the WAN/Internet cable and routing structure along with Verison and Sprint and a few others. They do have TV service but it's IP TV... note the Internet Protocol... f*ing with the internet will hurt them more.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

aah, gotchya.  

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The Corrupted One

Hypocrite yourself,MaxPC posters.

 

You pirates brought this upon all of us you selfish bastards.

If you didn't steal so many things, no attention would get directed towards it, as companies have no reason to go rambo on 8000 lost copies.

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dgrmouse

You're a fool.  It's just one of the dozens of ways that freedom is being stripped from the American citizen.  Lose a few freedoms in the name of national security, lose a few in the name of protecting big business, etc.  But what do you have to do to get them back?  Civil freaking war.  And nobody is going to be blaming the next civil war on pirates, they're going to be blaming it on apathetic tools like you that allowed our hard-won freedoms to erode.

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finakechi

Are you kidding me? Trust me companies would go insane even over a few thousand copies.  Plus Music/Movie sutdio CEOs make such an absurd amount of money (and more and more each year) that their reaction to this whole situation reminds one of the asburd greed of Larfleeze (yes a Green Lantern reference).

 

And on top of that SOPA/PIPA is such a ridiculous over reaction that it should be considered criminal for even trying to get it passed.

 

It is the equivalent of me stealing a candy bar as a child for a store and them locking me up for life in a maximum security prison.

 

Besides a large portion of people who disagree with this bill aren't pirates so I would appreciate you not calling me a selfish bastard or a pirate.

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The Corrupted One

You can't deny the pirates brought this upon us.

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dgrmouse

Pirates didn't bring this upon us.  A totally corrupt government fueled by powerful special-interest lobbying forces brought this upon us.  Are you really so naive as to think that every law is a just law?

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Eoraptor

no, greedy corporations brought this on us... this predates broadband piracy and goes back to the golden goose congress gave corporate interests in the DMCA that started the ball rolling on this.

if you beleive anything else, you're either a plant, a troll, or you've drunk the kool-aide.

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Scatter

No, it was piracy. 

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The Corrupted One

I do hate the SOPA, and I think that it is 99% corporate greed, but I have faith in the government(to some extent, if the republican canidates get into office, America is screwed)that it will face a veto.

 

Protecting big business? Nada

High/plant/troll/stupid? Nada

Is the government partially corrupt? Yah

 Is it an overreaction? Yah!

 

I think that pirates attracted the attention of such evils, it's called Stop Onlie Piracy. Now it won't do such things, but if piracy didn't exist, and this bill sprang out of nowhere, it would be the laughingstock of the country on the cover of the New York Times.

 

To those who buy their media legally: I am not referring to you as pirates, when I say "Pirates" I am refering to pirates.

 

 The  companies have plenty of leverage already, they can do these things with the rights they have already.

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Ghok

When you say "Hypocrite yourself,MaxPC posters." and spend the rest of the post saying "you" caused this, you don't get to go back and say you only meant those who pirate. It's not like this place is full of a majority of people saying they pirate.

Of course this bill is the 'fault' of pirates, but there is so much wrong with the bill, and so much grey area...

I'm not a fan of a lot of what the patriot act allows the government to do, but at least then the excuse was that it was to save lives. This SOPA is for what? To make some big media companies happy because they think that they're losing out on some money? You can't even prove piracy is equal to a lost sale! This is not worth it.

I actually like government and think that when done right it can really help people and society, and sometimes I'm willing to give up some of my personal liberties to ensure my country is safer (for example, I agree with sensible gun control laws that some other find excessive). This anti-piracy stuff? It's all smoke and mirrors to me.

And even a socialist like me doesn't have enough faith in the government that SOPA will get vetod. That's a scary amount of faith you got there!

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livebriand

Gee, does he even know how the fuck the internet works? And what this will do? And how pirates will still find ways to get around this? I strongly encourage sites like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, etc to blackout in protest. Already, several sites have agreed to do this. If they do this, the majority of the population will find out about SOPA, and there will be a huge backlash and there is a much higher chance of SOPA not passing. SOPA MUST BE STOPPED!

Oh btw, I saw a spam comment here. All it takes is a moron like that to get maximumpc.com shut down.

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saffy

And this dewsh lacks a brain. Hope he does not get re-elected.

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Hey.That_Dude

Sadly, being from Texas, He will. He's Republican therfore he is the Child of God in the eyes of my poor under educated people (you don't even want to see the types of classes they make us take).

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Carlidan

Yes I heard about your schools. Have they put creationism in the curriculum yet?

 

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Hey.That_Dude

Not per say. There is always the option by the parent to let thier student not learn Darwinism and to have them do an "alternative" project (generally nothing relating to evolution so that student doesn't learn it at all). Trust me they are pushing for it, and always will be.

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Eagle70ss

Sadly you don't realize that there are several Democrats representing the State of Texas in Congress(including where I'm from). The Austin Area, where I currently reside, is a very cosmopolitan and progressive city. It's unfair to paint the state with such a broad brush. Take it from someone who has travelled extensively, Texas doesn't corner the market on religious fanatics or the uneducated. In fact Ron Paul, who happens to be from Texas(Rep), is probably our best hope to straighten most of this crap out.  

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Carlidan

You know he's kind of a religious fanatic too. 

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Hey.That_Dude

I live there too. I will paint this state exactly the color it is: Sh*t brown because of all the crap that still left over from the civil war politics. STILL!

PLEASE, note both our Senators are REP. yes there a few Democrats in the House but that's just how things will stack up when you cut texas into little strips of land. On a whole we are republican and on a whole we are the worst state for high school graduation. FACT and FACT.

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AntonioGarrison

Spam bots will get the internet shutdown.  Post a link in all the comments and forum spaces, all of a sudden the internet has no websites.

Edit:  I bet this numnuts also support the Anti-Violent Video Game law that california was trying to pass as well.  

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titan8813

yes, SOMEONE lacks credibility... http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/01/12/how-much-do-music-and-movie-piracy-really-hurt-the-u-s-economy/

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bensen408

RECALL ELECTION! ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS SOPA IS SUBJECT TO A RECALL ELECTION! SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Hmm... anyone have this guys email address so I can send flaming email?

Enjoy your weekend and the Internet.... while it lasts.

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bensen408

So this guy thinks he's so smart, I have an idea....

Let's start by turning off his Internet connection. No news sites. Nothing. All he can get to is POPNET. And give him a 300 baud modem to do it.

Even better, take away his computer and give him a typewriter.

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HKUSPC40

Another congressman completely out of touch with the rest of his country.... Awesome...

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1337Goose

Google is opposed to SOPA because there's financial gain for them?

Talk about hypocrite.

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vig1lant3

I love the picture.  That's the face of ignorance right there.  Big stupid grin, not a clue in the world.  Remember that face folks.  That window licker could very well be destroying one of the greatest innovations in recorded human history, and he's too ignorant to even try to educate himself as to all the reasons why.  I bet he wouldn't care if his idiocy knocked us right back to the stone age.  Comprehension is a prerequisite for caring.  That's right Lamar, just sit there and make stupid faces...oooh careful buddy, I think you're drooling...

Way to go Texas!  This is the best you could find for Congress?!!!!

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tkid124

Don't forget, we also supply the world with a side dish of Ron Paul.

Not to mention we also supply the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

But lets not get carried away with Texas bashing, there are plenty of other bright shinning stars from the other 50 states. After all, if this does pass, it won't be just the ones from Texas voting for it.

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hastyscorpion

Except Ron Paul would completely appose this bill.

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Dartht33bagger

Ron Paul has openly opposed SOPA and PIPA.

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codyandbecca

If Facebook and Google come on board to the black out, this bill fails. I don't care who was paid what.

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Supfresh

it's amusing that he is calling into question the intentions of the opposition, inferring that media companies are not lobbying hard to get this thing past. If i were an american id be very insulted at how naive he seems to think you people are.

 

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AnglicDemon00

I have to agree with that one, but I also want to say before he discredits the opposition, where is his proof that the bill will stop Piracy. Cause I know for fact they will find other ways to pirate content.

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Carlidan

There are pirates everywhere. /sarcasm

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0ly1r3m@1ns

and i cry a little inside its obvious people have been paid to pass this and it will the internet will pretty much stop and i lose every thing i have truely loved well looks like anonymous is recruiting ^_^

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Marthian

Hmm, let's see...

Who passed the same NDAA shit that practically label about at least a fourth if not half (if not ALL) of the United States as possible terrorists?

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Teeebs

Yet another Texas assclown politician who doesn't understand the first thing about the internet....who keeps electing these people to author crap legislation like this??

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AnglicDemon00

IF this does pass, their will be a riot at some point down the road, if not immidently. Though, many congressmen, if they still wish to be elected for another term, should be taken notice on the many people that are against it. I know many sites have requested users to contact their state congressmen. Or send him an email, or sent an email on behalf of others. 

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Eoraptor

of course he'll get it passed, everyone in congress has been paid far to well for it to fail. hell, they were going to pass the fucking thing without even taking testimony from technical experts.

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kixofmyg0t

All I gotta say is goodbye maximumPC.com

 

It just takes one comment to get the whole site blocked.

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