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Old 01-19-2012   #41
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Speaking of website takedown, Megaupload - one of the world's largest file-sharing sites has been shut down.

Imagine SOPA passing and website shutdown being a common occurrence.
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Old 01-19-2012   #42
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Megaupload was used mainly for piracy and its owner is notorious for ignoring copyright claims and keeping infringing files online. It's only right that it's been shut down. This isn't why SOPA is a threat. SOPA is a threat because it allows websites like Youtube to be taken down even if they do their best to delete infringing material.
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Old 01-19-2012   #43
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unfortunately, it had to happen the day after the internet protest making it look like the US government ignored it.

and weather or not it's true, the cry of "Pirate" makes any real claim sound about as valid as the boy who cried wolf.
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Old 01-19-2012   #44
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Megaupload was used mainly for piracy and its owner is notorious for ignoring copyright claims and keeping infringing files online.It's only right that it's been shut down. This isn't why SOPA is a threat. SOPA is a threat because it allows websites like Youtube to be taken down even if they do their best to delete infringing material.
Yeah, I just found that out. Sad news really.
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Old 01-19-2012   #45
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http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/megaupload-shut-down-by-feds-why-do-we-need-sopa/
This raises a good point
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Old 01-19-2012   #46
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Sopa is just so mean if you ask me. But protesting makes more sites go down and we don't want that do we now?
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Old 01-20-2012   #47
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http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/19/sop...ts-supporters/
Hmm... on Jan. 18th it was 80 Supporters & 31 opponents. On Jan. 19th it's 65 Supporters & 101 opponents.

Why can' these bills just die already... -_-

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Old 01-20-2012   #48
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Broken link.

EDIT: Actually, remove the "Well hello there" part of the URL, that's what messed it up.
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Old 01-20-2012   #49
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PIPA IS NOT DONE. It is still trying to rule the Internet.

Let's keep up with the protest and PIPA will fall.
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Old 01-20-2012   #50
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Yeah, I just found that out. Sad news really.
What is sad news about that?
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Old 01-20-2012   #51
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Well Megaupload was full of piracy and all that. I mean I like the site my self. I used to go there all the time to just download music. And well music downloading is piracy so I can see there point on shutting it down.

Including most of the programs you pay for are free on that site as well. So another thing to shut it down.
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Old 01-20-2012   #52
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While I never used the website to be honest, this is just the beginning of the pain that SOPA and PIPA will cause to us, should they get accepted.
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Old 01-20-2012   #53
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What is sad news about that?
That the ow-
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Megaupload was used mainly for piracy and its owner is notorious for ignoring copyright claims and keeping infringing files online.
There. I found it extremely sad the owner would stoop down that low and get his site shutdown.

Mike Mozart made another video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzS5r...ayer_embedded#!
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Old 01-20-2012   #54
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Megaupload was used mainly for piracy and its owner is notorious for ignoring copyright claims and keeping infringing files online. It's only right that it's been shut down. This isn't why SOPA is a threat. SOPA is a threat because it allows websites like Youtube to be taken down even if they do their best to delete infringing material.
On the contrary, Megaupload were one of the best for responding to DMCA requests, most sites just ignore them.
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Old 01-20-2012   #55
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Looks like SOPA and PIPA may be dead:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46072484.../#.TxnVM7yF9PE
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Old 01-20-2012   #56
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The war is over now. We can all go home to our wives who hopefully haven't left us.
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Old 01-20-2012   #57
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nah it might seem its over. But we always got to be on our feet. Since it can start again anytime you know.
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Old 01-20-2012   #58
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"Postpone"/"delay" != "cancel"

It's not over until it's definitively dead.
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Old 01-20-2012   #59
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This is a very good sign, though. A lot of legislators who previously supported the bills are rethinking their positions. Even if the vote happens, they almost certainly won't pass, and unless they passed with a 2/3 majority, President Obama would veto them.

Still, like Shadow Hog, I won't breathe freely until the bills are officially dead. And, of course, the bills, however catastrophic they could be, are meant to address a serious issue that we still need to find some way of fighting.
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Old 01-21-2012   #60
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Glad to hear the legislators who originally for SOPA and PIPA are reconsidering their position. I hope the SOPA and PIPA bills get shot down, they are both utter garbage for something that was made to seem like a counter-measure for online piracy.
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