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  1. SOPA opinions.

    #45982012-01-06 02:32:38Pancakes said:

    Curious to know what people think of the Stop Online Piracy Art that's trying to be passed in the US. Naturally the popular opinion online is that it's complete fucking bullshit because of the effect it would have on how we obtain our entertainment.

    These days pirating music is cool and practically everyone does it, the anime and manga community wouldn't be as large as it is right now without fansub groups providing us with download links to the goods soon after they air in Japan.

    However over 120 major companies and organizations have shown support for the Act since it becomes a way for them to protect the piracy of their products.

    When Sony showed support for the Act the hacker group Anonymous issued them with a threat saying that, “Your support of the act is a signed death warrant to SONY Company and Associates, Therefore, yet again, we have decided to destroy your network. We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not.”

    So what are peoples opinions of the Act? Is it a load of crap or could it mean a better future in the end? And what of the threats Anonymous issued to Sony? Are they justified or are they just being immature?

  2. #46012012-01-06 02:47:09AlphaHikari_1A14 said:

    My opinion of this specific Act is that it is complete crap. I get too much entertain like this for some government officials to just strip me of my right to get it.

    As for the threats, they do seem a little extreme. There are possibly other ways to get their feeling across to the companies, but if this is their last resort, then they should go for it I guess. It does seem a bit immature to attack companies just because they support this Act. They just want to protect their investments like anyone else. That, however, would do more harm than good for the rest of us. So in a way, Anonymous just wants to get his/her point across. Next time he/she should do it in a different way.

  3. #46092012-01-06 03:11:21VivoDePyre said:

    I didn't think this was even in debate anymore. The biggest step right now is raising awareness that this exists. That's it's wrong is fundamental, it's blatant censorship. We claim to be a free country in America, to the point of writing amendments in the constitution to assure it. The idea that sites of free speech can be taken down for the content of it's users is ridiculous. And to top it all off, the causes is to regain profits for the media.

    Call your local congressmen/women, sign petitions, let your friends know the same thing.

  4. #46172012-01-06 04:11:58 *Fieyr said:

    This thread is severely lacking in visual aids. Check the following vid... it's a little long... 20 min... but will definitely help to explain to those who are still in the dark.

  5. #46232012-01-06 05:41:14canon said:

    i don't even know why we need to talk about it.

    in america, we claim to be free. sopa defies the constitution, simple as that. it invades our rights and bars individuals from practicing those which our founding fathers fought so dearly for. the fact that this even got as far as it did is ridiculous, and honestly a little frightening.

  6. #46452012-01-06 10:26:58JoJoBird said:

    Wrote a huge rant on this and the the many ways the people's rights are being limited due to the influence of corporations and supposed safety but I deleted it. Adam Savage of Mythbusters is against this, if a man of science says this is bad it makes you wonder.

  7. #47792012-01-06 23:01:46PureCarnage said:

    Dude I swear if this act passes then all of the Internet will be flipping out at SOPA. Sure they are aiming for a good goal, but in the worst way possible. I predict not just Google and such protesting, but any website that knows of this will most likely rebel. As to the threat I say go on ahead. Nuke PSN yet again, while I enjoy my games on a Xbox 360 and laugh at all those poor PSN members. Truly this hacker group to me is like the good guys of the Internet and I support them.

  8. #49212012-01-07 09:25:30 *Pancakes said:

    @PureCarnage, Because Xbox live totally hasn't been hacked or anything...

    Also Anonymous are not the good guys of the internet, they're being fucking children and they need to grow up. So what if Sony supports SOPA? Can you really blame any company for supporting it? It protects their profits and targeting them because they want to protect their goods from piracy is just stupid. I can understand not wanting SOPA to go through, I don't want it going through either but issuing threats to a major company won't help the situation in any way, all it will do is make things worse since it portrays people who don't support SOPA as being immature children.

  9. #68372012-01-15 22:43:44Fieyr said:

    Imagine if any one of the people in congress who supports it were instead the president though.

    We need to be ridiculously careful about who we vote for as president.

  10. #72512012-01-17 19:07:24Fieyr said:

    Update: Wikipedia and Google have both joined the list of companies planning to use their websites to protest SOPA/PIPA