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    ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

    Just a reminder to the occasional lurker that might be browsing around here. If you don't do something, ANYTHING, be it sign a petition, write a letter to your Congressman, you realize this forum can just as easily be shut down? SOPA and PIPA will allow the US government to link us to acts of piracy and eliminate this place.

    Don't be stupid. This is one of the easiest bandwagons you can hop into. Do SOMETHING.

    Megaupload has been shut down and these laws haven't even been passed. Don't think you can ignore this and just download your porn carefree. This will affect this place. This will affect EVERY pornographic distributor. You will not see Exhentai, Gelbooru, Hongfire, etc. They will ALL fall under SOPA law and shut down.

    You can read up on the issue here, as well as take part in the action. If you aren't going to do it to fight for your freedom of speech, if you aren't going to do it to allow the innovation and creativity of the Internet run free, if you aren't even going to do it for your funny cat videos, then do it for your porn at least.


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    This here canadian boy feels helpless cause they ask for a U.S Zip code to sign the petition wich I would gladly do

    Damn can't believe they shut down mega upload...
    Had so much online backups for my computer in case
    of emergency and personnal stuff too they can't just
    take it down like that :'(

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      Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

      Scroll down, there's a section for non-US members to put their email.

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        Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

        Canadian as well, but I signed once with each of my E-Mail addresses. Really dissapointed in the US Senate right now.

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          Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

          Originally posted by SirOni View Post
          Scroll down, there's a section for non-US members to put their email.

          Thanks I didn't notice I signed it

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            Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

            Originally posted by Games Dude View Post
            Canadian as well, but I signed once with each of my E-Mail addresses. Really dissapointed in the US Senate right now.
            We all are, dude. I've sent off 5 emails from different sites, and a couple hand-typed ones. Hell, I even WROTE a letter to one of 'em.

            What needs to happen is boycotting and a march on the capitol.

            And what REALLY, REALLY, REALLY needs to happen is for these congressmen to be educated on how the internet works. That's the major problem here - most don't understand it, half of them probably don't even use it, and they rely on others to tell them what's what. It's like being unable to read, but being in command of an army. Sure, you have a mind for strategy, but if you can't even read, how will you know that those orders you've been sent don't say 'kill the commander, authorization xxxxxxx'?
            Well, okay, maybe that's a bit of an extreme example, but hopefully ya'll get the point.

            Spoiler

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              Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

              I signed the petition too. This shit needs to be stopped. I need my ULMF.
              Originally posted by Sin
              EVEN IF ALL OF US ASKED HIM TO LEAVE HE WOULD NOT, WE DO NOT CONTROL PAPANOMICS.

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                Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                Originally posted by Papanomics View Post
                I signed the petition too. This shit needs to be stopped. I need my ULMF.
                Ditto

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                  Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                  If anyone knows Athene "best gamer in the world" guy, he hosted an anti-sopa/pipa stream today which gathered over 10000 viewers of whom then coordinated a mass twitter messaging compaign to every member of congress talking about freedom.

                  In the course of about 5 hours 30 people opposing of the bill climbed up above 90.
                  Neither Will Alone, Nor Strength Alone

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                    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                    They start with internet and then when they get this all to pass, they'll work their way to video games, then movies and tv and then personal speech. The US government is getting more and more ego-maniacal.

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                      Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                      I've signed quite a few petitions about this now. Seriously, this whole SOPA/PIPA thing is so ridiculous. It's absolutely crazy that these things actually have a chance to pass.

                      Aren't there more important things for the government to be focusing on anyways right now?

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                        Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                        Did I miss something? I read that SOPA got rejected today. Or am I mistaken?

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                          As I recall the actual voting on it doesn't take place until the 24th, but this isn't about SOPA/PIPA. Not really. SOPA/PIPA are just symptoms of a greater issue festering within the United States Government and the quest for greater control. You can believe whatever you want to read, but ultimately it is up to -you- to voice your own opinion on the matters at hand. Doing nothing resigns you to whatever fate befalls your peers, but doing something, even just one thing that takes no more than 3 minutes of your time, can help set you and your peers on the path to whatever destiny you hope for.

                          As a member of NSSAR (Sons of the American Revolution) I know my grandfather 8 generations before me (most are around 14 now) must be turning in his grave. Even if the bill is rejected, even after SOPA/PIPA fade, keep your opinions voiced. Keep in contact with your Representatives if you are a US resident. You can't just sit back and wait for these old people to die off in hopes that their progeny aren't as inept and ignorant. And/or greedy. Their intentions might even be in the right place, but we all know what happens when -their- liberties aren't restricted; give a man an inch and he'll take a mile. Or 2680 miles, in this case.

                          For extra laughs and understanding you should read the press release by thepiratebay in regards to SOPA and PIPA. I won't put the link here, though. It covers the main body of people that are pushing for SOPA, Hollywood, and their own history which involved getting their start by moving to the West Coast to pirate ideas for their profit. So, in reality, this is nothing but Karma coming back to bite them on their collective ass. Hoo-Rah!

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                            Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                            Originally posted by MysticEyes View Post
                            Did I miss something? I read that SOPA got rejected today. Or am I mistaken?
                            SOPA's just been shot down...it's not dead. PIPA is still in the books. Vote coming Jan 24th in senate. Even if they both fail now, they will still be pushed every time the house and senate reconvene til they are passed. Media is giving these guys a lot of money to do so.

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                              Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOPA, PIPA, MEGAUPLOAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE FORUMS

                              Gotcha, thank you very much for the clarification. And of course, no one on the internet should be allowed to sit idle. We've got to fight this with all we've got.

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