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Could you give us a source for this? I'd like to re-share but not without some kind of reference.
SOPA has nothing to do with it - you can already get 5 years for copyright violation.

SOPA is bad in its own right, but it's important to be accurate.
I wonder what makes people to engage in these initiatives. is it just money? Internet was build out of altruistic efforts and became an industry on its own. I did not see the VHS companies, or the photograph cameras companies destroying or crying about technology development. Get on board or get out!! if piracy is the problem, find the ones who do it!! if you can't then find another business
i c facism and nazism reborn!! shame on our political leaders
Well, maybe uploading and making $1,000,000 in profit from it...but potato, potawto.
And, even though that wiki says 'even if there is no monetary gain', I am pretty sure that commercial advantage = monetary gain unless I am totally confused....which could be.
So why don't they apply the same law to CEO or even better the share holders of companies that uses other peoples code / ideas /etc. like a company (Software mafia) that I know. Then you'll see how quickly share holders drop a certain companies shares !!! (Cause they KNOW !)
no problem i don't like michael jackson!! lol come on why are all of you crying? if USA are capitalist they only want to defend they right to have a lot more of million dollars from all of you . This is the moment when you stop feeling so patriotic right? congratulations
I wanna be startin' something.
I dont mind people getting 5 years for uploading an MJ song, but they should have given the doctor a medal
looks like the U.S. is starting down the same path that China and Iran has imposed upon their citizens
If I share this, am I going to be under violation of any copyright laws?
It's bad, it's bad, you know it uh.
SOPA will do more that that it will enable website terrorism - with most sites include this one where you can even post a link to pirate content. It will create new crimes extortion and blackmail pay or we dump your site into blackout. Look who loses we do who wins the guy that is doing it outside in a foreign country out side U.S. jurisdiction for prosecution. They can even attack everything including send viral e-mails, or etc - no imagine the entire web in U.S. gone!
Senator Hatch is removing his name and is now fighting it due to popular demand (and he is up for reelection this year)
This is only the start of the Control they want to enforce upon us, insurrection is the only answer.
Given the gravity of this.. Anything other than a serious comment shouldn't even be shared... THIS is our Personal and Collective freedom... with occupy going on all over the GLOBE.... Masses grouping together,,, and it goes on over DR King's bday.... HOLIDAy or not... VERY special in US history..... We must use our knowledge to fight back...
you can quote the name of the law.. OR EVEN call it as some.. (INTERNET 2)) DESTROYING freedom of those deemed less human than someone else because of money.... WHAT A JOKE>>> CONGRESS has it's head in THE world banks ass.... the military war machine bigger than ever. WE NEED TO STOP wasting time,,, tent cities,,, people pretty much just being forgotten.. ((( tell me this,,, )) do they need to kills us off if we are just forgotten.......
Under SOPA resharing might be a copyright violation. All it would take is the author saying so -- or anyone else for that matter. Too much power without due process.
one more thing...... the proof is there but we have to find it... DUH... listen,, read,,, watch,, learn..... the top 1 percent control 90 perent of the money... all the 9 to fivers out there who love tv... FUCK it.. I guess stupidity is more catching than common sense and individual though
Cassie, imagine the Chinese web in the US.
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There is another fight going on support a certain Sen Bernie from Vermont - he want's to amend the Supreme Court ruling that corporations have unlimited buying power to influence votes. Then we can attack more non-sense bills like SOPA
No one is going to get five years for uploading a MJ song. Oh please...
Call your elected officials.
Tell them you are their constituent, and you oppose SOPA and PIPA.

SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, ...even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

Congress says it's trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the "cure" that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet.
isn't there a bigger issues than uploading or downloading... didn't a war once start over being taxed,,,,,,,, Principals... it is true,,, IF NOTHING Is taught in school than i guess anyone who wants will be able to do whatever they want to others...
Have some more chicken, have some more pie
It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried
Just eat it!
facism, communism, marksism......
Hey cool, thanks for a picture of literally just some words. That's how the fucking internet is supposed to work right? instead of sending text, now we take pictures of text for some reason? Great. I almost hope SOPA does pass since idiots like you have no idea what the web is even for.
this basicly ruins every thing for me, i wanted to be a lawyer, now i see what is going on in the government!
show me a way to protect the artists and i'll agree to it
SOPA actually makes it better because the bill states "with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months" So you'll get 10 uploads instead of one.
Google has an online petition, make more emails keep signing!! I really just thinks Obama want to do something memorable in his last term.
Kind of tells you the value system of the people that wrote the bill.
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do you think i'm talking about just uploads? do you think everyone here listens to music? No! Some people go on to download a software for work, some people work on wiki, some people play games, i'm talking about everyone! Not just uploads websites will be blocked, please just vote, for the rest of us, you won't regret it.
if the government wants to sopa me up buy me dinner first before i get fucked
Wow, that really puts things into perspective.
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cool story bro...
Sometimes you just have to call bullshit when you see it.
So according to GraceB France if you steal Michael Jackson's music, you SHOULD go to jail for a longer period of time than the doctor that killed him. Sounds like proper logic to me...dang, where is that sarcasm font?
+GraceB France seems you are seriously challenged by the concept of sarcasm. Look it up on wkipedia for the time when it will be available.
If you dont upload that song. You dont have to worry about serving more time than micheal jacksons doctor.:,)
go ahead be a layer we will need people to help us stay on line fighting orders to shut down - it also sure lead to politics we need better politicians. We need good hearts inside this rubbish to change it for the better.
Just a word abut ACTA which is unknown to many. Both SOPA and PIPA are of course not acceptable laws for sure but still a bit of joke compared to ACTA (act created by US which had been signed in secrecy in October by US, Canada, Japan, Australia, etc... and just been signed few days ago in Tokio by most European countries, a total of 31 countries signed ACTA till today. All decisions have been taken in secrecy without public debate.). The major problem of ACTA is that it can (and it will -as we know, the major companies already tried it) ban generic drugs (generic pharmaceuticals), generic seeds, etc... ACTA is far more dangerous than any other recent act. Please check this short video: Say NO to ACTA
Demonstrations will take place all over Europe 11. Feb. 2012. Europeans will fight, check the map how many demonstrations will take place:
P.S.: Steve i hope I have not hijacked your post, I apologize, I saw that the US people do not know very much about ACTA thing and I wish to spread the word, thanks man.
Great Info, I will pass this along. Thanks for sharing.
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