SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress!

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    SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress!

    We were heard
    Just read through those two texts. First one is actually just stating the results, second text is the statement by Anonymous.

    A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now -- SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today -- the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

    The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

    On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did.

    This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.

    The MPAA (the lobby for big movie studios which created these terrible bills) was shocked and seemingly humbled. “‘This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,’ MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. ‘[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk.’”

    “'This is altogether a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."

    Tweet with us, shout on the internet with us, let's celebrate: Round of applause to the 13 million people who stood up - #PIPA and #SOPA aretabled 4 now. #13millionapplause


    Citizens of the United States.

    We are ANONYMOUS.

    There is a new bill that the United States government has successfully passed. It is called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or (SOPA) for short. Also known as The Protect IP Act of 2011. The US Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the bill would cost the federal government 47 million dollars through 2016. Translated into plain english, It will cost tax payers 47 million dollars over the next 4 years.
    The SOPA act will censor you from accessing certain websites and block all access to other areas of the internet that the United States government does not want you to access.



    The SOPA act essentually means, that even if you make a video of your child playing or singing and you have music playing in the background, or video on TV, you are breaking the law, and the government will order the websites that host your content to censor your content because of their new bill. Or if you visit websites that are on servers not in the United States you will be blocked so that you cannot access them.

    Ask yourselves, Who really owns the internet?

    The answer is simple: no one actually owns the Internet, and no single person, organization or government controls the Internet in its entirety. It is more of a concept than an actual tangible entity, and the Internet relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are many organizations, corporations, governments, schools, private citizens and service providers that all own pieces of the infrastructure that make up the internet, but there is no one entity that owns it all. How can the US government decide to block access to parts of the internet that the US government does not even own? The SOPA act is a direct violation to people's right to freedom of knowlege and information, And for that violation the United States government is a disgrace to the land of the free, The free that every United States soldier has fought or died for. The United States government is essentually telling the people of the United States that they are free to do as the government tells them. If people do not follow their rules they will arrest them for making an attempt to learn. But the government will tell the media that these people are getting arrested for acts of treason, domestic terrorism, or internet piracy.
    As for the United States government. Who gave you the right to regulate the people's right to think outside the box and use the internet as they see fit? If we cut off global internet, shouldn't we also cut off all foreign affairs? Should we hinder globalization completely? Perhaps all other World Trade Centers are acts of terrorism by existing, as they use the Internet for commerce. The ambiguity of this bill should terrify you.

    This video likely will not last long on Youtube. As long as you can, download Youtube Downloader, and help us share this message.

    If you speak, they have to listen. If they do not listen, Their blatant disregard for the people will not go un-noticed, and is not acceptible. Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do.

    We are anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.
    Expect us!

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    For one, im damn glad that they decided to drop this.

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    First round is over =)
    " [28-09, 00:51] Matt: I use wire brushes on my grill, she likes it."

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    SOPA and PIPA were NOT dropped. Although the black out did go on and was considered successful, they did not drop it yet. It was just a battle in a war that we the people of America have won. SOPA and PIPA are still going through the process of being passed.

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    Shouldnt it be "USA" and not "America"? Your not alone over there you know
    and I bet it wasnt only "Americans" in this ether...
    But I must agree with you.. (as I said first round is over) this is still a big matter to the people that sit on the moneyz..
    Even when they have less support, you should not underestimate the force that is in money.
    They gonna try to keep it going.

    Again first round is over =)

    I made a little teori about what would happen if they get this up and going..
    USA will be cut off from the rest of the world. - Easy.
    " [28-09, 00:51] Matt: I use wire brushes on my grill, she likes it."

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    Except that the us is the strongest economy in the world

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    well... biggest... but strongest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    Except that the us is the strongest economy in the world
    No

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