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Post by Zeena on January 18th 2012, 2:46 am

First topic message reminder :

I heard a bit about a bill currently being looked at and decided on on Thursday/Friday of this week in the United States of America. More information about it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16590585

Will Forumotion be affected in any way? Or is it too early to be decided? Thanks!

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Post by Shian on January 21st 2012, 9:14 pm

Hmm.

I just read that congress put it to a rest on the 20th!
I read it here.

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Post by Saxaca on January 23rd 2012, 4:56 pm


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Post by Shian on January 24th 2012, 3:16 am

Could this possibly be an end to the internet?

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Post by Nomee on January 27th 2012, 6:17 pm

Mysterious Magic wrote:
Hmm.

I just read that congress put it to a rest on the 20th!
I read it here.


Well I am amazed to see that megaupload.com is shut down by FBI,it shows that SOPA/PIPA are being implemented though it,s not passed yet Crying or Very sad

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Post by warfreak on January 27th 2012, 6:24 pm

@Nomee wrote:

Well I am amazed to see that megaupload.com is shut down by FBI,it shows that SOPA/PIPA are being implemented though it,s not passed yet Crying or Very sad

yeah your right when i check my files on megaupload i found the FBI logo i think some file hosting will be down that because of SOPA and PIPA.. Like filesonic.com they are now disabled hmft what was next??? mediafire, fileserve, letibit, filejungle??? we can stop SOPA and PIPA by supporting google here is the link https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ END PIRACY NOT LIBERTY

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Post by FL.ux on January 27th 2012, 6:26 pm

this sucks. . .

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Post by LostLegend on January 27th 2012, 6:33 pm

Have you guys heard about ACTA? (Just checking)

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Post by warfreak on January 27th 2012, 6:34 pm

@FL.ux wrote:this sucks. . .
there is a new one ACTA

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Post by LostLegend on January 27th 2012, 6:35 pm

@warfreak wrote:
@FL.ux wrote:this sucks. . .
there is a new one ACTA

Looks like it! (Look above your post)

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Post by warfreak on January 27th 2012, 6:38 pm

@LostLegend wrote:

Looks like it! (Look above your post)

:wouhou: you are first in posting about acta in a secs. hahaha... i have been posting that too Very Happy

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Post by 99nour on January 27th 2012, 6:42 pm

Learn about ACTA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citzRjwk-sQ&feature=player_embedded

btw i heard sopa/pipa got shelved


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Post by LostLegend on January 27th 2012, 6:44 pm

@warfreak wrote:
@LostLegend wrote:

Looks like it! (Look above your post)

:wouhou: you are first in posting about acta in a secs. hahaha... i have been posting that too Very Happy

What's disturbing is that I've been warning people all over the internet about ACTA, but no notice was taken even when all the SOPA/PIPA stuff had died down :/

Now it's up in a frenzy, and all I can say is: "I told you so". Now we'll have to all protest or something!

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Post by Ali-Abdel on January 28th 2012, 6:18 pm

Someone hacked my forum "DesignDrops" and he is using sopa name, but don't know if that's right: http://sopasopa.forumotion.net/

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Post by Guest on January 28th 2012, 10:00 pm

@MrMario wrote:I'm pretty sure any Internet company will be infected by this, no matter what country it is.
I guess they need some antibacterial SOPA. Razz

MegaUpload deserved to be shut down. As do a few other similar sites. But that isn't going to solve this problem, nor will (now-dead) bills like SOPA/PIPA.

History tells us that restricting the supply of something illegal doesn't work. You must instead find a way to decrease the demand for the illegal product. But in this case, it may be too late to do this. We have allowed an entire generation to be brought up believing that ripping (oh sorry, "sharing") digital information (music, games, images, webpages, scripts) is an acceptable behavior when in fact it is no different than going to a store and stealing the actual "hard" product.

iTunes was a start in the right direction. As was NetFlix. One hopes as much time is spent on developing solutions like this, as was spent on things like SOPA/PIPA.

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Post by BryanR on January 29th 2012, 12:14 am

@dion wrote:
@MrMario wrote:I'm pretty sure any Internet company will be infected by this, no matter what country it is.
I guess they need some antibacterial SOPA. Razz

MegaUpload deserved to be shut down. As do a few other similar sites. But that isn't going to solve this problem, nor will (now-dead) bills like SOPA/PIPA.

History tells us that restricting the supply of something illegal doesn't work. You must instead find a way to decrease the demand for the illegal product. But in this case, it may be too late to do this. We have allowed an entire generation to be brought up believing that ripping (oh sorry, "sharing") digital information (music, games, images, webpages, scripts) is an acceptable behavior when in fact it is no different than going to a store and stealing the actual "hard" product.

iTunes was a start in the right direction. As was NetFlix. One hopes as much time is spent on developing solutions like this, as was spent on things like SOPA/PIPA.

You may have a point their Dion, the whole Internet was built both in legal and illegal material and products, everything balances around the Internet, think about it. However, relief will also be brought to some people, like artists, I mean piracy, it has reduced money from big artists, which is not fair. However, that is not fair for the people that actually buy the albums. Wink

In my opinion this whole situation is a confusing one. scratch

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Post by rikaPutra on January 29th 2012, 11:14 am

uhm, btw
anyone know about open act? ._.a

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Post by Omu on March 3rd 2012, 11:27 am

Vote for "No" to Internet Censorship!

I agree with you Empire Smile

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Post by Mr.Mojo on March 3rd 2012, 12:30 pm

thank you

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Post by koalabeertje on March 7th 2012, 7:54 pm

I haven't followed the news lately about SOPA/PIPA and ACTA.
But from what I know my country (holland) wanted to sign ACTA, but then made some mistakes so they haven't signed it yet.
I also heard something that they aren't going to sign at all, which would be benificial for me, but a lot of countries will still be in it.
It's sad the way it goes, but most of these bills are made by people who are not from the generation that uses it 24/7.
They see it a whole different way then us and therefor make other decisions then we would make.

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Post by Raf Di AF on March 12th 2012, 1:38 am

Well! in fact other countries not only want to sign the minutes, in fact mexico wants to create a law much worse than SOPA/PIPA, I hope you do not! horrible than the world would be filled with these laws!

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Post by yakikoto on March 18th 2012, 6:21 pm

Is sopa still being voted on?

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Post by Darren1 on March 18th 2012, 6:28 pm

@yakikoto wrote:Is sopa still being voted on?

No, it wasn't passed - the bill was withdrawn.

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