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    Default Urgent: To all music lovers

    this isnt good..every dj/producer DEFINITELY has to check this out..basically the gov. is trying to censor the whole US internet..this will ruin everything you love and use to market yourself

    http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/


    if you want to stop it fill out the info and spread the word..
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    Not sure if I must believe it or not. Would like to hear what other think.
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    Oh fuck anonymous is going to have field day with this


    On a more serious note it's always good to keep in mind that there are always 2 sides to every story. I won't get political on this but I will say that you need to realize that the people that made this video had a goal in mind and that goal is to get you on their side. This could very well be true but if life has taught me anything it's that people tend to exaggerate when they want your support.

    Never believe in something just because someone made a video that scared you.
    Always do your own research and then you can decide whether or not you should shit your pants.

    This is worth looking into.
    Sometimes it's good to play the skeptic

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    This is absolutely 100% true, there will be major consequences if this passes.

    Sites like djtechtools can be shut down completely without investigation if a user posts a link to an unauthorized track or mix. It would remove the safe harbor given to sites tthat host user content that the DMCA offered. That and it would royally screw up a lot of other things and open the door to some serious consequences.

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    Guess what I just came to this forum to do... You beat me to it... Time to go post on Facebook.
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    Call me a skeptic but there still hasn't been any real evidence posted saying this is 100% true. I'm aware of what could happen if it is legit but nothing here or on the link has given me reason to believe this is real other than fear. I'm currently looking for a posted copy of the actual bill.
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    Certainly worth researching what this act really is about.

    I love that people have an avenue to express themselves freely on the net.

    I was working in Egypt when my friends showed me what was happening on their facebook pages. Later, all of them, suddenly found that their services were cut from accessing facebook. One friend had his phone die on him, and when he went to a kiosk to try and charge his phone, they told him that the police were close by and they banned the vendor from charging any phone or selling phone cards. We looked around and there were 4...in riot gear. It took us a while to figure out what was really happening, until we started talking to more people in the street.

    The rest is history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJesus View Post
    Call me a skeptic but there still hasn't been any real evidence posted saying this is 100% true. I'm aware of what could happen if it is legit but nothing here or on the link has given me reason to believe this is real other than fear. I'm currently looking for a posted copy of the actual bill.
    It is real guys....

    This is the actual bill: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/...0HR%203261.pdf


    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act"]Stop Online Piracy Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    There is very good discussion on it here:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/announcement..._stand_up_for/

    Today, the US House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA. The text of the bill is here. This bill would strengthen copyright holders' means to go after allegedly infringing sites at detrimental cost to the freedom and integrity of the Internet. As a result, we are joining forces with organizations such as the EFF, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and the FSF for American Censorship Day.
    Part of this act would undermine the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act which would make sites like reddit and YouTube liable for hosting user content that may be infringing. This act would also force search engines, DNS providers, and payment processors to cease all activities with allegedly infringing sites, in effect, walling off users from them.
    This bill sets a chilling precedent that endangers everyone's right to freely express themselves and the future of the Internet. If you would like to voice your opinion to those in Washington, please consider writing your representative and the sponsors of this bill:
    Lamar Smith (R-TX)
    John Conyers (D-MI)
    Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
    Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
    Tim Griffin (R-AR)
    Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
    Theodore E. Deutch (D-FL)
    Steve Chabot (R-OH)
    Dennis Ross (R-FL)
    Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
    Lee Terry (R-NE)
    Adam B. Schiff (D-CA)
    Mel Watt (D-NC)
    John Carter (R-TX)
    Karen Bass (D-CA)
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
    Peter King (R-NY)
    Mark E. Amodei (R-NV)
    Tom Marino (R-PA)
    Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)
    John Barrow (D-GA)
    Steve Scalise (R-LA)
    Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)
    William L. Owens (D-NY)

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    Any form of censorship should be fought tooth and nail. A similar thing was attempted in Australia (it was purely focussed on an "internet blacklist"), and put to bed. It was enormously unpopular. It then emerged that some of our largest telco providers were to "voluntarily" filter a blacklist supplied by the Australian government. The list was leaked, and they found gay & straight porn sites blacklisted, a dentists website, even a dog kennel operator.

    I sincerely hope the american people aren't subjected to the same kind of nonsense!

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