Digital Piracy:

Total posts: [529]
1 ... 17 18 19 20 21 22
526 BlueNinja018th Mar 2014 07:06:31 AM from Living in Exile , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Sailing the big blue sea
[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.
"Our Soviet-shaming space dick has had a larger social impact than I thought. " - Tobias Drake
527 PotatoesRock18th Mar 2014 07:21:09 AM , Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
The Potato's Choice
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.)
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. - Douglas Adams
528 Cronosonic18th Mar 2014 07:45:57 AM from Sydney , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Still, the 'voluntary agreements' and 'notice and staydown' notions are extremely dangerous, and should be fought at every turn.
Divine Pizza
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

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Total posts: 529
1 ... 17 18 19 20 21 22