As has probably been stated numerous times, anything stemming from the 'SOPA" bill or a part of it is a terrible idea for the common people. On a national level, the concept seems great, give the people in charge the power to say revoke someone's access to the internet who has been going to a terrorist website, or to simple shut down such websites in general, seems great. And it would be.....
IF sensible people where the ones with this authority. It is a simple, and horribly sad truth about humanity, but when there is great power, there will without fail be those who will try to use it for their own greed and their own ends. Make a law to fight the online piracy of media, great, except you've opened the door for a power-hungry president or senator to twist and abuse this same law to go after, and unfairly harm, any who oppose him/her. The simple fact is the people who come up with laws like SOPA are either A: These very power hungry people who simply desire more power, or B: naive people who only look at how the law is 'intended' to be used, and never consider the absolute extreme the law can be taken, for a nice case in point look a few lines above.
I'll be blunt as a warhammer, since that's by far the best way to be in my view. Do I think there should be some way to fight against people who want to use and abuse the system? Yes, However I do not think anyone in the legal branch has enough intellect, or baring that enough common sense, to write a law that will be used to combat such individuals, and make it so it can only be used for the soul purpose of fighting such individuals. So I will oppose any such bill until I am satisfied that the ones who are developing such a law are people with enough brains and common sense to do it right, instead of corrupt power hungry sharks.
and thank you GG for sharing this, I'll be frank I get more world news from you then I do from the actual news on TV.....might explain who my TV in my room has only ever been a computer monitor. Heck you should consider a sort of GG news thing to keep people up to date with things that affect what we love, games and the internet. XD
The main point of SOPA is to fine/imprison people who fall into that grey area of infringement which is everyone, it's a fast way for the government to make money, they can also attack anyone they want
Seriously? That's a load of crap.....hell that's exactly the kind of thing that Sopa will make more common place, which is exactly why it SHOULDN'T be passed. -_-; why can't I have been born with cool demon powers so I could fix screwed up shit like this? A few well placed Wind Scars could get the message through real quick.
I was actually just trying to spread awareness about TPP and NaSD, a brony reported me here and he said I was "advertising my art", he said he was gonna help me then told me to pm him, then he put me on block and said I'm banned all in the same message, as for GoogleTube I have no idea who did it, no one said anything to me there, I just got a message from google saying I was permanently banned for talking about TPP
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unless its for some crazy reason like ive seen in manga that is unexuseable it pretty much goes against what the internet means i mean its just a bunch of computers conected to each othere if i wannted to exagerate i could say thats like saying ok you guys arent alowd to talk to anyone sitting over at that table over there (exageration)