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txradioguy
12-30-2011, 02:00 PM
In the growing battle for the future of the Web, some of the biggest sites online -- Google, Facebook, and other tech stalwarts -- are considering a coordinated blackout of their sites, some of the web’s most popular destinations.

No Google searches. No Facebook updates. No Tweets. No Amazon.com shopping. Nothing.
The action would be a dramatic response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill backed by the motion picture and recording industries that the creators of some of the web's biggest sites argue could dramatically restrict law-abiding U.S. companies -- and reshape the web as we know it.

Such a move is drastic. And though the details of exactly how it would work are unclear, it's already under consideration, according to Markham Erickson, the executive director of NetCoalition, a trade association that includes the likes of Google, PayPal, Yahoo, and Twitter.

“Mozilla had a blackout day and Wikipedia has talked about something similar,” Erickson told FoxNews.com, calling this kind of operation unprecedented.

"A number of companies have had discussions about that," he said.

With the Senate debating the SOPA legislation at the end of January, it looks as if the tech industry’s top dogs are finally adding bite to their bark, something CNET called "the nuclear option."

"When the home pages of Google.com, Amazon.com, Facebook.com, and their Internet allies simultaneously turn black with anti-censorship warnings that ask users to contact politicians about a vote in the U.S. Congress the next day on SOPA,” Declan McCullagh wrote, “you’ll know they’re finally serious.”


http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/30/will-google-amazon-and-facebook-blackout-net/#ixzz1i2fp0LYC

JB
12-30-2011, 05:23 PM
It won't affect me one bit. Unless CU participates.

Is CU participating??? :p

marv
12-30-2011, 10:03 PM
I shop more, and buy more, at Amazon.com than at Walmart...........

Novaheart
12-31-2011, 01:46 AM
Isn't the internet entirely funneled through the computers at Indiana State University?

fettpett
12-31-2011, 02:58 PM
SOPA is one of the most destructive bills ever devised for the internet. Just the fact that the MPAA is behind it makes it suspect.

txradioguy
01-02-2012, 10:58 AM
SOPA is one of the most destructive bills ever devised for the internet. Just the fact that the MPAA is behind it makes it suspect.

I imagine those lowly folks at the RIAA are behind it too. They've been the biggest luddites where new technology is concerned in the last 30 years.

hai
01-04-2012, 02:56 PM
SOPA is one of the most destructive bills ever devised for the internet. Just the fact that the MPAA is behind it makes it suspect.

This.

If it ever passes,then let us vote out the people who were for the bill the next election.

linda22003
01-04-2012, 03:51 PM
This.

If it ever passes,then let us vote out the people who were for the bill the next election.

Here are the sponsors:

H.R.3261
Latest Title: Stop Online Piracy Act
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] Republican(introduced 10/26/2011) Cosponsors (31)
Related Bills: S.968, S.1228
Latest Major Action: 12/16/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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COSPONSORS(31), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 12/7/2011 Democrat
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-33] - 11/3/2011 Democrat
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 12/12/2011 Democrat
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] - 12/13/2011 Republican
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] - 11/14/2011 Republican
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 12/7/2011 Democrat
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 11/3/2011 Democrat
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 11/3/2011 Democrat

Pretty bipartisan from the looks of things. :cool:

fettpett
01-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Here are the sponsors:

H.R.3261
Latest Title: Stop Online Piracy Act
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] Republican(introduced 10/26/2011) Cosponsors (31)
Related Bills: S.968, S.1228
Latest Major Action: 12/16/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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COSPONSORS(31), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 12/7/2011 Democrat
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-33] - 11/3/2011 Democrat
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 12/12/2011 Democrat
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 11/30/2011 Democrat
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 11/3/2011 Republican
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] - 11/14/2011 Democrat
Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] - 12/13/2011 Republican
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] - 11/14/2011 Republican
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 10/26/2011 Democrat
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 12/7/2011 Democrat
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 10/26/2011 Republican
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 11/3/2011 Democrat
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 11/3/2011 Democrat

Pretty bipartisan from the looks of things. :cool:

yes, and they are fools. BIG FUCKING FOOLS. Not one of them understand the internet and how technology really works.

hai
01-17-2012, 03:43 PM
This just in,tomorrow sites like Reddit and others will do a blackout in protest.

http://techland.time.com/2012/01/12/sopa-reddit-confirms-january-18-blackout-wikipedia-and-others-may-follow/?iid=tl-main-mostpop1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/16/sopa-shelved-obama-piracy-legislation

And the president is even saying that the bill can blow it out it's butt.

fettpett
01-18-2012, 01:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jprPvBZrhEw&feature=relmfu

Issa and Wyden authored and support the OPEN Act, a much better bill.

hai
01-18-2012, 02:50 PM
Wikipedia has a page now to contact your congress people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Call,write,or email your representatives and tell them not to support this bill.

hai
01-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Craigslist is even blocked today.

hampshirebrit
01-18-2012, 08:01 PM
So much for the blackout.

They're still serving content, just immediately overwriting it with another page. Hitting the stop button on the browser bypasses it, takes a bit of timing but easy enough.


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/1f7a3a72.jpg

Janice
01-18-2012, 10:41 PM
I noticed Wikipedia was blacked out today.