[UPDATE] XDA, CyanogenMod joins Google & Wiki on Blackout

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  1. Malvado

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    GET'EM WHILE YOU CAN! Lol

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    That is terribly naive. So you want to give media companies all the power they desire in the name of stopping piracy and then "hope" that they won't abuse their new found power? Really?

    There are countless examples of media companies illegally and unfairly using DMCA provisions to take down content on websites like Youtube that they do not have any copyright claims over. Most recently, the big uproar about the Megaupload song that one of the media companies took down via DMCA, even though Megaupload had paid for and gotten express consent from all artists involved in the production.

    So sure, let's hand the media companies the nuclear option, because clearly they are to be trusted to wield that power responsibly :dry:

    Besides, those who are protesting aren't anti anti-piracy, but in fact, are opposed to the overreaching legislation proposed to counter piracy that are nothing short of a power grab by the media companies. In addition, several clauses in the legislation pose a fundamental threat to the very technical backbone of the internet.

    The current approach to piracy in SOPA/PIPA is akin to holding construction companies that build our roads and highways responsible for all bank robberies, because the bank robbers use their roads and highways to escape the scene of the crime. So the SOPA/PIPA approach is to force all highways to have checkpoints everywhere to check every single car to make sure one of them isn't a car full of robbers who just robbed a bank. It sure makes a whole lot of sense.
     
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    No. We need to show them who actually has the Power, as stated in our Constitution and Preamble.

    If there is no traffic or next to no traffic, then it should show them that if they do this, then we will no longer go online. And Google shows them that they will leage the internet dead by not continuing (at least until some government agency makes something like Google. But we all know how messed up obamacare is. So imagine how messed up that will be too).

    First our freedom of speech goes, then everything else. Makes me sick to my stomach that I fought for these bastards. If they are going to do away with our rights and Constitution -what our Country is based on - what exactly is the point of even having our Constitution?

    They've been chipping away at our freedom a little here and a little there for a long time. Especially with the obama administration. And it needs to stop. And it needs to stop NOW!

    (Kinda brings home some of my signatures, huh? )

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    Theoretically, censorship and government control shouldn't have led to genocide of millions of people during the holocaust either...

    It's not hard to see what happens when, and how easily it is for the govt to overstep their boundaries...when "WE THE PEOPLE" let them.

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    This bill gives the government too much power, plain and simple. Something like this would drastically change the way we use the internet and something needs to be done. There's a few in congress fighting this bill because they understand what it can actually do.
     
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    Saying this bill will not have the impact that the media is "sensationally" saying it will is probably true - truth tends to lie in between both sides of an argument.

    However, that thought process also gives the government the benefit of the doubt and assumes the best of them and the companies that enforce the DMCA stuff. Why give the government the benefit of the doubt? Why not leave the power in the hands of "the people", the way it's supposed to be? Allowing the government to have this kind of power on the premise that we simply trust them is not something I'm willing to do.
     
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    Amen. Big Brother just got even bigger (Goliath). But we can still hit him in the head with a rock (David). Lmao!

    To all who haven't read the book - especially the younger subcribers here, I suggest you read the book "1984." It will infuriate you even more. And you will see how this book was written a long time ago, and how acurate it really was.

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    I hope Google and others succeed in the SOPA pretest. And I hope it leaves a bad taste in the government's mouth. And it won't taste like a SOPA-pilla
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    The SOPA thing really brings home my signatures, doesn't it?
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    Im sorry but you are misinformed. First of all, android is open sourced, but ROM's contain proprietary files that are the Intellectual property of the developers I.E. Motorola, HTC, LG, Etc. Modifying or repackaging their property would fall under SOPA. Read the Bill, or atleast atempt to read this What Is SOPA?

    Case and point, to much power in the hands of people who are led by the almighty $.
     
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    Can we not get too political here. Please stick to the SOPA/PIPA subject or I will have to close this thread down.
     
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    This goverment already has to much power. They do as they please. I am 29 years old, born in the former Soviet USSR. United states goverment is a twin brother of former USSR. I sadden that you guys just dont see it. Obama signed this into law december 31st 2011 Soviets did the same thing. I lived threw it. This SOPA bill is another step. Limiting the rights of citizen is working well for the goverment.
     
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    Power corrupts = our current state of government (lobbyists, backhanded deals, etc)

    Absolute Power corrupts absolutely = giving our government SOPA

    it's a scary thought that as a people who voted these senators and house represenatives
    they have turned their backs on us and instead use their power mostly for a better position for themselves.
    so giving them more power is the right thing? I think not.

    signed / sealed and delivered my opposition to SOPA
     
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    You clearly have no clue on how the Internet works. How is blocking IPs and websites going to stop piracy ? What is preventing anyone from using tunneling, proxy, a seed box etc. to reach outside U.S. ? If history taught us anything is that pirates will always find ways . This bill will only bring unneeded power to corporations and government to block let's say somebody who's against their interests. If you like this idea you might as well move to North Korea, you might like it there.
     
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