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    Twixlen
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    Someone in my twitter stream was RTing some “Oh NOES, NO WIKIPEDIA” tweets from school kids who totally rely on it for… well, everything.

    The language of the bills as they stand is absurd. And I think that the website shutdowns are an important show of force…. but…. my super-cynical brain also wonders about Wikipedia and their fund-raising efforts, and how they are maybe attempting to prove their own necessity, in order to generate more fundages.

    Also. My favorite – http://theoatmeal.com/

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    Walker Evans
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    Brant said:
    Why isn’t CU blacked out today?

    Because we don’t think it would raise awareness on this issue in the same way that much larger national sites can. Fully support the effort to block the legislation though.

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    Walker said:
    Because we don’t think it would raise awareness on this issue in the same way that much larger national sites can. Fully support the effort to block the legislation though.

    Perhaps in response to these ridiculous bills, Google should just put the page rank of all of the offending pols political and their PACs websites below that of porn websites on searches for their names for the rest of the election season?

    That or permanently redirect their dns to lemonparty.

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    Twixlen said:

    Also. My favorite – http://theoatmeal.com/

    Note: extra koala / goat love. And much hilarity.

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    on the plus side, it looks like I might get some work done today

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    groundrules said:
    on the plus side, it looks like I might get some work done today

    as long as my favorite po….NOOOO!!!

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    Snarf said:
    as long as my favorite po….NOOOO!!!

    HA!

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    This Post has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A and has been removed. Thanks Meg. Please copy and paste this to support the protest against S.O.P.A. ███ ████████ ██████ ██████████ ██ ████ ██ ████ ██████████ ██ .███ ███

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    SusanB said:
    It had to happen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvXo4sGB7zM&feature=player_embedded

    WAIT Parodies like this one should still be covered under the fair use law! People need to get their facts straight!

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    Walker Evans
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    That didn’t stop loads of the Hilter/Downfall videos from being removed from the internet with DMCA claims in 2010: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/downfall-hitler-reacts

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    ████████████ ██████████ ██ . █████████ ██████████ ██ . ██████████ ██████ everything ███ █████ is ██ ████ fine ████ ███ █ ██████ trust █████ ███████ ███ your █████ ████ government.

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    BUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399019,00.asp

    In a Tuesday statement, Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)—and a former Connecticut senator—said Web sites participating in the blackout are “resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.”

    *reads again*

    BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    *snort*

    ETA:

    Check the authors comments here:

    http://blogs.csoonline.com/1902/chris_dodds_strange_response_to_sopa_pipa_protests

    #470962

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    Excellent and well articulated op-ed against SOPA. Hard to pick a part to quote and it’s lengthy but very much worth the time.

    Op-Ed from Chicago Sun Times

    SOPA and PIPA also prohibits any technologies that can successfully be used to interfere with the application of the blacklist. So an anonymity tool like Tor becomes a big problem; it masks the IP address of the original source and hides the trail between a series of intermediate anonymous hops. Tor is popularly used by oppressed groups worldwide to safely speak out against local corruption and violence. Its users aren’t trying to hide from the MPAA . . . they’re trying to conceal themselves from the local chief of police who’ll likely kill them on sight for criticizing the government. Under SOPA/PIPA, none of that online traffic would make it into the U.S. with its anonymity intact.

    It’s yet another example of the widespread collateral damage that would result from cutting off the United States’ access to the real, free, unrestricted Internet.

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    rus said:
    BUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399019,00.asp

    In a Tuesday statement, Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)—and a former Connecticut senator—said Web sites participating in the blackout are “resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.”

    And in related news, The Eye of Sauron accuses Hobbits of terrorism.

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