SOPA. Why would you do this America?

Do you support SOPA?


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aportex

The Cyber-Hillbilly
If you have no idea why SOPA is a problem, or even what it is, click this

I personally think that this is an act of a rather ignorant government (On this matter), whom the people of the USA should enlighten. A funny thing to consider is that if it passes this site could be blocked, that is NOT funny at all, actually.

Go ahead and leave a comment here on what you think of this.

If you wish to stop this bill, click the link in the first sentence, and click some of the links in the section below the video. Thanks for any help.
 

aportex

The Cyber-Hillbilly
Also if you live in the US your tax money is paying for this. It will apparently cost 47 million USD. So while in an global economic crisis, YOU will be paying for the assassination of the internet as we know it.

GG
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Changed my mind on this - opening the thread back up to bring awareness to anyone who doesn't already know. SOPA could potentially take down websites like Minecraftcc.com, if they wanted to. For that reason, I think it is very relevant to all of us here.

I am very much anti-piracy, as many of you know, but SOPA is NOT the right way to fight it. It gives the government far too much control over what websites we can and cannot use - almost China-like in it's censorship potential.

Please keep the discussion focused on SOPA, and not on current leadership or other political issues.
 

coffeejunky

Server Moderator
Awesome video by a very sensible man. He raises some important points, in particular that SOPA could be a distraction to let through a bad but not quite so bad bill.


In short SOPA is just ridiculous.
 

coffeejunky

Server Moderator
I got an idea! Lets make our own new, private and independent internet! :D
People already have sort of, but the Deep Web is a very shady place. If the internet was like that then I wouldn't want to be on the internet anyway. Not that SOPA is the answer, it would just push more into the underground.
 

ajg3332

The Sad Veteran
If this passes (I think it won't) and MinecraftCC.com goes down. I will either 1. Go crawl up in a ball in the corner for the rest of my life. 2. Spend all my time trying to make a program that we can download and it will be like a MinecraftCC website except a program. Kinda like Steam but you don't buy games and stuff like that.
 

Frenziedfox

Theoretical Motivator
If this passes (I think it won't) and MinecraftCC.com goes down. I will either 1. Go crawl up in a ball in the corner for the rest of my life. 2. Spend all my time trying to make a program that we can download and it will be like a MinecraftCC website except a program. Kinda like Steam but you don't buy games and stuff like that.
I would do both.
 

xanderh

New Member
A warning for all of you (especially the americans):
A few sites have agreed to go down for 24 hours, starting the 18th of january. These sites include reddit, google, facebook, twitter and a few others.
They are trying to exclude everything but the US, but some sites only have on domain, so all their sites will go down (reddit and twitter, for example).

They are doing this to simulate what would happen if SOPA went through, to raise awareness.

Update: According to this link, minecraft.net and mojang.com will also go down on the 18th.
 

MsRowdyRedhead

Cookie maker & sage
Staff member
I do understand from the standpoint of protecting the work of artists and musicians.
If you use a piece of music I have written or produced in a LU or Minecraft vid or stop motion, I am honored. If you sell that vid, I will lovingly expect to be compensated.. and there are already laws in place to protect that right. And by and large they work.

It is not our place to police the internet.. the idea is ludicrous.
SOPA as written is a load of horse droppings.
SOPA, and its sister bill in the Senate, the Protect IP Act, or PIPA. Both bills attempt to deal with online sites that traffic in illegally copied content, but at extreme cost of remaking the architecture of the internet itself. That’s a high price to pay, especially since neither bill will actually curb real piracy: SOPA and PIPA are the effective equivalent of blowing up every road, bridge, and tunnel in New York to keep people from getting to one bootleg music stand in Union Square — but leaving the stand itself alone.

Outspoken SOPA opponents like Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) will be taking the opportunity to promote the rival OPEN Act, which does away with the DNS redirect provisions of SOPA but still attempts to cut off payments to foreign infringing sites after hearings at the US International Trade Commission. And we'll go through all of this again when PIPA comes up for debate in the full Senate after being unanimously approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This battle is far from over. It is crucial that we let our opinions be heard.
 

computerfreakDK

[Insert custom title here]
And ACTA. Don't forget ACTA :p Also, I find it funny that they call it, for example, "OPEN" to make it sound better ;)
 
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