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 526 Blue Ninja 0, Tue, 18th Mar '14 7:06:31 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Plotting my Escape
[up] The short version:
  • SOPA will not return in the same form, so stop shouting about it or you look stupid.
  • SOPA-like provisions are (allegedly) being used in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including language that would criminalize fanfic and fanart; oppose those.
  • Voluntary agreements between companies are going to become more popular with the opposition to SOPA, so make sure you're aware of the voluntary agreements between companies, and provide feedback.
  • Stop pirating because that makes you a hypocrite.
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Mighty Tatter
And I'm not sure the TPP will ever get through. It's essentially a road to nowhere project, it's going nowhere fast despite it being a "looming threat" for years. And Congress basically refuses to give President Obama any ability to fast track it. (Democrats because they don't want it screwing their anti poverty narrative and Republicans because they don't trust Obama with power.)
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 528 Cronosonic, Tue, 18th Mar '14 7:45:57 AM from Sydney Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Face-Puncher
Still, the 'voluntary agreements' and 'notice and staydown' notions are extremely dangerous, and should be fought at every turn.

 529 Ogodei, Wed, 19th Mar '14 7:26:55 AM from stalking Sakaki
go on, pet him
We ourselves have seen the problem with "voluntary agreements." The Google Incident and Second Google Incident which forced vast, strict changes in how the site functions, all because somebody complained and Google balked.

Except that instead of a concerned user complaining about ads, it's fat-cat legal departments who are paid to sit around, look for search results and then just fire off complaints all day.

edited 19th Mar '14 7:27:14 AM by Ogodei

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