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PIPA / Protect IP / Internet Censorship

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by brownyy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Well, in my random internet hunts, turns out some serious shit is going down in the US, that will fuck us all. But, to save yourself the hassel; watch this youtube vid;

    Several large name sites such as google, wiki, etc are slapping up a straight no fukn about front page similar to this; (wiki)


    Looks like this shit could get bad. Will this be a day that we look back on and think; "we fukd that up - now what????"

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  2. yep its corporatism run rampant

    stop the flow of information and let people become ignorant

    could it go as far as for example someone in netrider giving a review of a product that a company finds unfavorable and then netrider being sued ? on the basis of the companys name or trademark being used in the forum ?
  3. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) has been a big deal over there lately, and seems vaguely similar to the proposed ISP filter that Conroy has pushed for here, along with much the same flaws. It's a nasty looking piece of work.

    SOPA has been dealt major blows just this week, but there is still a push for as much of the intent of that proposed bill as they can get through with PIPA.
  4. As I understand it the big danger is companies using SOPA to control the market. Big company sees little web based company cutting into their proffits for what ever reason. Big company claims little company is in breach of copy write. Little company has their site and content blocked, can't make money while fighting the claims, gets forced out of business.
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  8. Every tyrant want to control the internet.

    Fortunately, teenage basement dwelling haxors rule the internet, and they do not take lightly to their p0rn being threatened.
  9. #9 Orb, Jan 19, 2012
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    Well, this is interesting. Yes he's annoying, just stick with it.
    Gah can't get the bloody thing to work. Link ^
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  11. So the geek shall inherit the Earth, you mean?
  12. You Sir, are a true poet!
  13. the other weeks' terrorism rubbish (court is overrated apparently :p) followed by this make for an impressive month in the land of 'what the hell is wrong with you scary people?!'

    Edit: Acronym fail, changed to vague text :p
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  15. this legistation will do nothing to prevent people such as myself who do the majority of 'pirating'
    it will only affect people who probably cant find a decent download anyway.
    And small business.

    the only thing that can save the internet now is a large scale movement away from social media, it's just like a road, the more idiots using it, the less fun it gets.
  16. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/br...l-music-websites/story-e6frf7jx-1226249141957

    'Anonymous' hackers claim to take down Justice Department, Universal Music websites

    HACKERS aligned with the global cyber-collective known as Anonymous have claimed responsibility for taking down the websites of the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group in retaliation for charges levied earlier today by the agency against content-sharing site Megaupload.com.

    Both Universalmusic.com and Justice.gov crashed and remained down as of 6pm ET.

    Earlier today, the FBI shut down Megaupload.com and charged the site's founders and five others with internet piracy crimes for running "an international organized criminal enterprise."

    "The government takes down Megaupload? 15 minutes later Anonymous takes down government & record label sites," a group affiliated with "Anonymous" wrote on its Twitter account.

    The account, under the name @YourAnonNews identifies itself on Twitter as the infamous hacker collective, saying "We are Anonymous, We are legion, We never forgive, We never forget, Expect us."

    "Megaupload was taken down w/out SOPA being law. Now imagine what will happen if it passes. The Internet as we know it will end. FIGHT BACK," the group added, in a reference to the ongoing battle in Congress over the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

    The proposed legislation would crack down on the online sharing of pirated copies of music, movies and other material.

    Investigators said there was no connection between arrests in their two-year investigation of Megaupload.com and the political firestorm that erupted this week over the pending vote on SOPA, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  17. If the video I posted earlier (that I can't get to work ](*,), follow the link) has any truth to it, big companies have created the piracy problem them selves, with the goal of then using piracy as an excuse to create legislation like this... social engineering and market control?

    I also remember reading that the second hand market takes more cash away from the movie and video game industry than piracy. The average joe and jane downloading a few things isn't the problem, though that hasn't stopped the companies suing single parents for millions, and wining.

    And used right I recon social media can be a very powerful tool for good, or we can ignore it so it becomes/remains little more than an advertising platform.

    Piracy is just the distraction.
  18. Isnt it interesting that people argue against these legislations on the terms that are given to them? With the conroy filter, it was laid out that you were either "against the paedophiles or with them"

    Of course the technology was immediately used outside that scope.

    Same with this issue. They need an authoritarians wet dream to fight copyright infringement?
  19. If it doesn't pass, mark my words there will be follow-up legislation identical to SOPA/PIPA but not pretending to fight copyright, rather terrorism or child pornography. No senator (other than Ron Paul who seems to be one of the few Senators who actually ****ing reads Acts before they're signed) will oppose terrorists or CP.

    America has been bought out by large corporate interests and this is just another glaring example. Lobbyists and big money control it so well the people don't even know it. The very same people who were largely responsible for the GFC were re-appointed, no regulation occurred and no criminal investigations took place for fraud. The presidential reshuffle they have every four years is just an illusion of freedom and democracy. You have the democrats on the left hand and the Republicans (excl. Ron Paul and Gary Johnson) on the right hand, both being controlled externally like puppets.