- Jun 17, 2011
Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed The Escapist isn't participating in the blackout today. With its generally intellectual atmosphere and support of creativity/freedom of speech. :/
If we break the internet we'll be breaking it for everyone.SirBryghtside said:I'm either deeply misunderstanding something or he's making no sense.
'Foreign thieves'? I thought SOPA only affected US citizens... and even if I'm wrong, it's still offensive.
This. Well, I don't work in legislative law, but otherwise, yes this.Exile714 said:I wish I could properly explain how the US Congress works to The Escapist community. How many of you actually know what markup is? I can tell you that markup is NOT where proponents of this bill want it to go. I can tell you that its chances of revival in this congressional term are slim and that this is a huge setback.
But you won't believe me.
Because the internet is for OMG!, not intelligent conversation.
As someone who works in legislative law, SOPA and PIPA (by proxy) are dead. Of course, anything can rear its head again, but for now it is over. Good job. You people made my work SOOOOOOOOO much easier.
Have you heard of the state I live in, Ohio? I'll take dirty clouds every day over 53 degrees one day and snow the next.TrilbyWill said:england is just like america.
only more racist.
and it feels dirty.
it could be sparkling clean, but it just FEELS dirty. the clouds look dirty. and there are lots of clouds.
Seriously, you really want me to go fetch my printed version of the bill and find the line plus page number? Look, I'd rather not fetch it, since I only read it since it came out, and my memory is not that great, like I've said before.The Cool Kid said:Where on earth does the Bill suggest that could happen? Did you read it or are you repeating what other sites and people have said under the guise of having read it because you seem to have completely missed the need for the site to be dedicated to theft, and the definition of what a site dedicated to theft is. Can you give me lines and page numbers where you think the bill will shut down all posters?Aprilgold said:I read through the bill and it isn't tightly worded in slightest. Apparently, one of us is lying out of their arse. It will basically shut down any and all posters of copyright without discrimination, all that needs to be filed is a claim of copyright infringing, site shuts down and persecutors I.E. the staff have a chance to be put in jail.
Apparently doll you haven't read it through enough, or read in between the lines. A tightly worded bill would have every gap covered, here, if I say that this person took something from Cartoon Network, without even a thought, bam, the site is dead in the ground, at least under Sopa thats what will happen.
....until you showed him internet porn.......mcnally86 said:Better than that! I can't wait untill "experts" on the news fight over what the founding fathers would have said about the internet had they had it. They will do this with a straight face.RedEyesBlackGamer said:Oh no, you forgot the fun part: watching a judge try to compare a law concerning the internet to a 200-year-old document to see if it fits the founders' intentions and if it is "constitutional".Zachary Amaranth said:with a for-profit prison system and a model for entertainment media in which lawsuits are more money than actual product? I'd still say you're an optimist.RedEyesBlackGamer said:Once Google relocates, felonies among 18-25 years olds skyrocket, and it brings about several lengthy (and expensive) court battles/challenges they will see how much they fucked up.
Personaly I think if we used a time machine to show Ben Franklin an Iphone and watched you tube on it he would burn down his workshop and have a mental breakdown.
Hey, let's see what Charlie Brooker has to say!DVS BSTrD said:Here we go again.
Mr Nick Cage I believe you have something to say on this matter?