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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 AM

 

SOPA and PIPA Fully Alive – And a New Bill Joins Them: (OPEN) H.R. 3782

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/sopa-and-pipa-fully-alive-and-new-bill.html

Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when an overwhelming amount of Americans banned together and voiced their opposition to Congress over both the Stop Online Piracy Act, and Protect Intellectual Property Act. Sites that dimmed the screen for a day or two have gone back to normal -- Facebook users have swapped their anti-SOPA images for their previous profile pictures. We may have even believed that the postponement http://www.webpronews.com/breaking-harry-reid-delays-pipa-vote-2012-01 of the vote originally scheduled for January 24th was some sort of white flag of capitulation. But that is certainly not the MO of most lawmakers.

While the outcry did get the attention of Congress, they are simply returning unflinchingly back to the drawing board to wait out our attention spans. Articles whirled that SOPA was dead http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/sopa-is-dead-smith-pulls-bill/ and the bill was pulled when the bill's sponsor Lamar Smith said in a statement that there would be no further action “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”

Lamar isn't really listening. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”

Actually, SOPA is set to be reformulated in February. http://www.webpronews.com/sopa-is-back-resume-february-2012-01 PIPA will be revisited with possible amendments in the coming weeks. Case in point, all is still open and possible -- nothing is dead, pulled, or cancelled. If that wasn't enough to keep us on our toes, a new, similar bill has surfaced.

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stockholmer Jan 2012 OP
mmonk Jan 2012 #1
GoneOffShore Jan 2012 #2
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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 AM

1. Well we'll just have to raise hell again.

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Response to stockholmer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:59 AM

2. Thanks for the warning - This is getting tiring

Because these bastards just never give up.

Joe Hill knew it.

Emma Goldman knew it.

Woody Guthrie knew it.

Phil Ochs knew it.

Abbie Hoffman knew it.

The Berrigans knew it.

And now the present generation is starting to understand it.

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Response to stockholmer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

3. Just wanted to kick this up.

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Response to stockholmer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:23 AM

4. Well a person was arrested for just wearing a Occupy jack so what the HECK let's

destroy ALL aspects of Freedom of Speech.


These two laws will only serve to destroy the internet we know it now.

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