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SOPA - and the End Of The Internet!!!

Hejiru

Rev up those fryers
Okay I'll try to clear things up about ACTA the Treaty being signed today by the European Union and Ireland which in many cases is related to this topic. First of all, it's not going to censor the Internet, it's just going to monitor your usage on it; where you go and what you do there. As long as you don't do anything questionable (like download copywritten material), you'll be fine. The ISP's will be the one's doing the monitoring not the U.S. Government or any other Government.

So until the U.S. Government creates laws that will be based off of ACTA like SOPA/PIPA or the OPEN Act, ACTA has no effect at all. As for YouTube and Google they don't enable piracy and they don't sell anything so they'll be safe. The situation with Megaupload/Megavideo that was mostly Anonymous's fault for provoking the U.S. Government into shutting down those websites by hacking into Government websites by the Pentagon and the White House.

ACTA is a treaty, not a law. It's powerless until a law is put into motion that supports it.

They didn't take down megaupload to get revenge on Anonymous. That doesn't even make sense. And besides, Anonymous didn't start doing all the government site attacks until after they shut it down.
 

Dark Eevee

Well-Known Member
Okay I'll try to clear things up about ACTA the Treaty being signed today by the European Union and Ireland which in many cases is related to this topic. First of all, it's not going to censor the Internet, it's just going to monitor your usage on it; where you go and what you do there. As long as you don't do anything questionable (like download copywritten material), you'll be fine. The ISP's will be the one's doing the monitoring not the U.S. Government or any other Government.

So until the U.S. Government creates laws that will be based off of ACTA like SOPA/PIPA or the OPEN Act, ACTA has no effect at all. As for YouTube and Google they don't enable piracy and they don't sell anything so they'll be safe. The situation with Megaupload/Megavideo that was mostly Anonymous's fault for provoking the U.S. Government into shutting down those websites by hacking into Government websites by the Pentagon and the White House.

ACTA is a treaty, not a law. It's powerless until a law is put into motion that supports it.
They hacked those websites afterwards. And tell me, "what's questionable?" Define that for me and our definitions will be different.

Anyway just came to drop this off. https://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/How_to_act_against_ACTA#Who_to_contact
 

Poke Trainer J

Well-Known Member
You guys do realize that the ACTA Treaty was signed today by the European Union in Ireland...
 
Sorry, but I agree with what S.O.P.A. and P.I.P.A. are doing, I'll explain why with an example:

Imagine you own a very famous company that has created a series of games known worldwide. Then someone starts to spread news about their games and puts them on top for download without your permission!

This would help in spreading the product? Yes, but at the same time would be violating their copyright, especially if the guy trying to cash in on their games or go around saying that the games are his, that he created and such, not to mention that the entire profit he gets them to their games, HALF needs to be given to you!

The goal of S.O.P.A. and P.I.P.A. is to stop piracy, which is why the Megaupload was closed because the owner as well as doing piracy was money laundering.

Enjoy it while you can, because the project S.O.P.A. and P.I.P.A. was postponed indefinitely.

I don't care about those other companies, I want my anime and internet. I know it's selfish but it's what I truly think.
 

Ze DreamGirl

Future Vaporeon
What Anonyous is doing exactly ?

See my signature to have my opinion on them which is probably totally wrong..XD
 

Diz~

Combat Specialist
ACTA monitor user usage on the internet......does that not sound right to anyone? What happen to the right to privacy?
 

Malanu

Est sularus oth mith
The net is hardly private. Website often sell your info to advertisers. It's part of the reason we get so much spam in our mail box! I'm in a minority, I don't care if the feds wanna look at my web activity. Heck my wife's been checking my usage for over 20 years! SO I already have no privacy LOL.
 

Malanu

Est sularus oth mith
One of my local radio stations is advertizing back up software that complies with fed regs already.
 

neophenx

Pokemon Strategist
The net is hardly private. Website often sell your info to advertisers. It's part of the reason we get so much spam in our mail box! I'm in a minority, I don't care if the feds wanna look at my web activity. Heck my wife's been checking my usage for over 20 years! SO I already have no privacy LOL.

Basically, "if you've got nothing to hide" logic, correct? I mean, if it comes to simply monitoring the internet, and not controlling it, that's the ultimate question. What do you have to hide? What are you doing on the internet that you're ashamed of?
 

Hejiru

Rev up those fryers
Cool we're resorting to Boogieman tactics now? The Enquirer has broke a few real stories over the decades of publication I have been privy to but using it as source is about as credible as using "my experience" as a credible source. It's a tabloid almost in the same category as The Star.

The threat ACTA poses to medicine is not a boogieman tactic. It's the truth. If you don't like that source, well then here, have some others.
 

Malanu

Est sularus oth mith
Those are much more credible sources Jiggly. Those will do nicely to support the claim. Thank you.
 

Malanu

Est sularus oth mith
Strange. I remember that being at 800,000+ yesterday looking for 1,000,000,000. I am old and forgetful so i could be wrong...
 
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