SOPA/PIPA. Anyone else worried about these bills?

Sephiriah
Sephiriah
Since 4718 Days
The title says it all really, is anyone else worried about these two bills getting through?

SOPA seems like the basis for giving corporations the keys to internet censorship in the USA and PIPA seem to set up a group of US cyber police to watch the rest of the worlds "nefarious" goings on regarding sharing content legally or illegally, again with content rights holders with the reins.

The USA produces a heck of a lot of internet content granted but who appointed them rulers of the internet? What happened to it being free and neutral and ownerless?

As a Brit I can simply state that it does worry me all the way across the Atlantic as our country seems to bend over to whatever pressure the US administration exerts over here. The US puts this into effect and we will most likely follow up with a tougher DEA version.
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Megido
Megido
Since 4932 Days
Worried enough that i signed the petition and mailed the senate, even though i don't live in the US :)
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Science, bitches. It works.

Sephiriah
Sephiriah
Since 4718 Days
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Viginti_Tres
Viginti_Tres
Since 5108 Days
Sure this is worrying, but it's hardly surprising, it's not like governments have started to strip away our freedoms just now. This is just taking it one step further, maybe just to test the waters how far they can get.

If there is no huge public outcry the senate will definitely pass that bill. And then Obama Jesus will say some heartwarming bullshit and sign it anyway, just like he did on new years eve with the NDAA bill that allows for indefinite detention of American citizens. Nobody gave a fuck about that.
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5600 Days
I signed a couple petitions, I guess that's all I can do.

Oh, I got this funny email today:
Protest SOPA - Pirate Digitanks

Today is Internet Blackout Day, in protest of SOPA. To do my small part in the protest I encourage everybody to pirate Digitanks for free. If this legislation passes then I won’t be able to make a living on the internet, so you may as well pirate my games. You can find a pirated version of Digitanks here:

http://vinoisnotouzo.com/Digitanks-1.2.1.torrent

I’m not asking you to buy the game if you like it. Hell I’m not even asking you to play it. Just download it, and pass the word on to your friends. Already own Digitanks? Download it again, just for kicks. There is no DRM on the original version of Digitanks, so this is really just the install files from the game, same as you would get if you bought it.

“But wait Vino,” I hear you say. “It’s not really pirating if you pirate your own game, is it?” My response to you is, “Shut up you nut fucker and pirate my damn game.” Or do you like SOPA?

You can also help protest SOPA by contacting your congressperson. For more info visit any Wikipedia page today.
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Tinks
Tinks
Since 5536 Days
http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/stand-togethe...

Would Gamersyde be willing to not cover E3?
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5606 Days
Posted by PlumbDrumb
I signed a couple petitions, I guess that's all I can do.

Oh, I got this funny email today:
Protest SOPA - Pirate Digitanks

Today is Internet Blackout Day, in protest of SOPA. To do my small part in the protest I encourage everybody to pirate Digitanks for free. If this legislation passes then I won’t be able to make a living on the internet, so you may as well pirate my games. You can find a pirated version of Digitanks here:

http://vinoisnotouzo.com/Digitanks-1.2.1.torrent

I’m not asking you to buy the game if you like it. Hell I’m not even asking you to play it. Just download it, and pass the word on to your friends. Already own Digitanks? Download it again, just for kicks. There is no DRM on the original version of Digitanks, so this is really just the install files from the game, same as you would get if you bought it.

“But wait Vino,” I hear you say. “It’s not really pirating if you pirate your own game, is it?” My response to you is, “Shut up you nut fucker and pirate my damn game.” Or do you like SOPA?

You can also help protest SOPA by contacting your congressperson. For more info visit any Wikipedia page today.
Contact your representatives and senators directly. Wikipedia will help you find the proper links. It only takes a few moments to provide additional traction. I do believe there's a very good chance that this won't go anywhere in its current form, but today is the day to provide pressure.
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Tinks
Tinks
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IRAIPT0IR
IRAIPT0IR
Since 4314 Days
Yes I'm worried for Fucks sakes!!
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5550 Days
Not going to happen.

Especially with only 1 out of 18 for it.
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Frozpot
Frozpot
Since 5365 Days
It(SOPA) was shot down in the house wasn't it? It seems like the internet is the last bastion for any kind freedom anymore, so that makes this a big deal. If they(governments) can figure a way to get their claws on it, they'll do it. Don't worry though, they are doing it for our protection. Trade your freedoms for safety...
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Oooh, Profound, isn't it?

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