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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Just a friendly reminder that our dear leaders in congress are trying to break the internet. If you like google, facebook, youtube and rsplot.com it is in your best interest to give your reps a call and voice your disagreement with SOPA/PIPA.

I've been out of politics for a few years now because it was way too stressful, but this is something that impacts all of us. SOPA/PIPA only benefits a few specific people/companies/industries while it threatens the internet as we know it. So, democrat or republican, Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich, war hawk or tree hugger, you should pick up the phone and call Washington. I called earlier and was on hold for a few minutes so it shouldn't be too difficult.

We've got some international members in this group who will also be affected by this legislation, as I'm sure they frequent some other US-based websites too. Additionally, if this passes in the US we will undoubtedly attempt to ram it down other countries' throats as well. We owe it to them to not ruin their internet experience as well.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_i ... rs_cfm.cfm
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:53 pm 
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You covered all my points, and as cliche as it might be, I second this post! Here, here! It is especially crazy this is even an issue, since a much more effective and less invasive bill/act is also being put forward at the same time (I believe it is called the Open Act.).

I have made my voice heard. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:53 am 
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Looks like they've been shelved.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:11 am 
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These things never truly go away. It'll be back under a new name.
Politicians always play the long game.

When they are in 'crisis mode' ranting about the need for sudden decisive action, and forcing some 'urgently required fix' through for a vote, saying 'we don't have time to even read the legislation we are passing' you can be sure that the 'hastilly thrown together' legislation has been sitting in somebody's desk drawer since before the Kennedy administration just waiting until this issue came to a boil in the (media focused) public eye. How else do you think 1000 page bills get put on the dockett for a vote?

Call me cynical, but it has an up side. Embracing this attitude does make it extrordinarilly easy to write for characters like Borskk Feyla and Palpatine.

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