This should put a stake through SOPA's heart. <crosses fingers>
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- Remember Steven that this might be just a tactic, there is too much money invested on Congress by the Content providers just to fold like that, and the Senate version is just there.
As Bill Mitchell states:(https://plus.google.com/116675199431703566345/posts)
SOPA is not dead, just shelved.
Everyone must stay vigilant.Jan 16, 2012
- I doubt this is a 'tactic ' as such, but it could be a way of switching venues. After all PIPA is just the Senate's SOPA carbon-copy but it's still on the table and it hasn't received a 10th of the attention or outeage.Jan 16, 2012
- Exactly Steven!Jan 16, 2012
- Populous Apathy- Misinformation About Consequences- Fear Mongering Upon Employees At Corporate Levels- These are only three of the tools (big money) SOPA and PIPA Supporters will unleash to scare or mislead people into supporting (An Evil Legislation) its passing.Jan 16, 2012
- Je Saist+2It should, but it probably won't. SOPA was written by people with no concept of personal liberty, property rights, or consumer rights. It was written with no concept of Due Process of Law, and no concept of representation. SOPA was forced into Congressional consideration by outright bribery and extortion by people who believed that they were inherently better than everyone else and thus entitled to do anything they wanted to in order to get their way.
My gut reaction is that anybody who was involved with supporting SOPA within the US Congress should be brought up on charges of conspiracy and ejected from their offices. I am also of the opinion that the appropriate agencies, that being the FBI and Department of Justice, should investigate the RIAA and MPAA on charges of bribing political officials, as well as investigate attempts to commit consumer fraud.
Such a scenario would never happen... the RIAA, MPAA, and their associates have far too much influence in the
wrong/ right/ correct people to ensure that SOPA never results in criminal charges and the shutdown of both trade-groups.Jan 16, 2012