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Internet protests anti-piracy bills
« on: January 18, 2012, 05:53:48 am »
January 18, 2012, will still be talked about decades from now. It is the day tens of thousands of websites, including giants such as Google, Wikipedia and Reddit, decided to take a stand against what they see as a hostile takeover of the Internet by Hollywood, the recording industry, and other rightsholders. As it faces two draconian anti-piracy bills, the free Internet is at stake. Whatever the outcome may be, history is being made today.

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Re: Internet protests anti-piracy bills
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 10:58:29 am »
Yeah,  but what can the ordinary man do????

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Re: Internet protests anti-piracy bills
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 03:03:47 am »
Yeah,  but what can the ordinary man do????

 Not much billy. Here in the US the congress does whatever the big money tells it to do.

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Re: Internet protests anti-piracy bills
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 02:45:08 am »
One for the little man....

   SOPA postponed indefinitely.

 New York (CNNMoney) - When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability.

The Senate had been scheduled to vote next week on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) - a bill that once had widespread, bipartisan support. But on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was postponing the vote "in light of recent events."

FULL STORY http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/20/sopa-and-pipa-postponed-indefinitely-after-protests/?iref=allsearch