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Thread: ACTA: How to destroy humanity and freedom of speech.

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    Have you guys watched "This Movie is not yet Rated"? Its about MPAA, the rating system of movies that it's have become a mechanism of censorship that many directors struggle with it.

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    It's starting...

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    I dunno, I mean, I'm sure the peeps were getting tons of money for what basically was a site used for piracy anyway, just more underground. Sorta like Limewire was before it got shutdown. But why Mega? You have the sites with the most obvious names out there, and Mega gets shut down? lol.

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    Fuck that. They're saying that owners of websites should be responsible for all content posted to them. So 4chan can be shut down for hosting child pornography or even pirated porn, despite the fact that the person who posted it is solely responsible for its appearance on the site. .gifs of copyrighted material would be illegal, as would stills.

    This would kill Web 2.0 and make all websites static, uninteractive entities. It would destroy huge quantities of jobs in web programming. It would kill internet entrepreneurship and hacker (not cracker) culture. The entire point of the internet would be lost. How are you supposed to share information when the slightest whiff of copyrighted material on an unauthorised website allows that website to be destroyed?

    This is against the stated goals of the internet. More than that, it's against democracy.
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    SOPA is dumb in the sense that it would kill the internet as a marketing platform. Downloadable content and online shopping is the best and most convenient way to get products to customers. In the long run companies will hurt themselves for not jumping on the opportunity to expand into online service.

    But uhh...about the third world country thing. I lived in one for the first 8 years of my life. US doesn't even come close please stop being so sensationalist.

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    Sensationalist? Kodos?

    Never.
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    Well, the good thing is that a large part of the US congress is against SOPA/PIPA

    the bad news is that the people who are backing the bills have a lot more finances than the opposition.

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    Well I think people kind of missed the point of SOPA anyway. It was never about censorship, it was about protecting IP. As an artist I can respect that. There is nothing //wrong// with someone protecting the ownership of something that's rightfully theirs. It's not censorship if we were never entitled to use the IP in the first place. The censorship practiced in foreign countries puts limitations on what you can say or express, so to say SOPA is even comparable is kind of dumb. It's just protecting copyrights. I think we're just so used to using other peoples' IP that we're afraid of not being able to express ourselves by proxy. Like we'd actually have to create shit, and think about shit instead of just taking advantage of someone else's creativity. Maybe we're just uncomfortable with being creative.

    Either way the only thing stupid about SOPA was a lack of solid stipulation and ruining the internet as a potential marketplace. To say it violated any kind of civil rights is a stretch.

    And I'm pretty sure 99% of those 13 million people were just pissed off because it meant it would be harder to get things for free.

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