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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 12:20 PM
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YES! White House Will Not Support SOPA, PIPA
Saturday marked a major victory for opponents of proposed anti-piracy legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), which would target foreign-based websites violating U.S. copyrights.

House of Representatives bill SOPA and its Senate counterpart PIPA are designed to target foreign websites that make available, for example, free movies and music without the permission of the U.S. rights holders. Opponents of the bills, however, worry that they would grant the Department of Justice too much regulatory power. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has called the measures "draconian." Other Internet giants who oppose the bill include Facebook, eBay, Mozilla, Twitter, Huffington Post parent company Aol.

The White House on Saturday officially responded to two online petitions, "Stop the E-PARASITE Act" and "Veto the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information," urging the President to reject SOPA and PIPA.

The authors of the White House statement, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget, Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for National Security Staff, said that the White House will not support legislation that disrupts the open standards of the Internet.cont

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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 01:42 PM
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1. Recommended.
:thumbsup:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 08:47 PM
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2. We ARE the stragglers:) Yeah, on the WH, what a shock!
It's the National Security State!!!
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 10:04 PM
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3. HEY!
Edited on Sat Jan-14-12 10:09 PM by Me.
What a delight to see you joining the occupiers.

Ps. Any thoughts on Haley Barbour?
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AverageJoe90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 11:44 PM
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4. I hope this works, but unfortunately.....
There's still a chance that Congress COULD override Obama's veto.......hopefully not, though.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 11:46 AM
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6. The way Congress overrode his veto of the NDAA?
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 11:21 AM
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5. On the other hand, sombody might give 0 a few mill
and quelle supreeeez 0 signs the bill into law. Stranger things have happened.....all too frequently.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 06:38 PM
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7. Yes, I care more about his actions than about words
If Obama wants to get re-elected, he must veto these horrible bills. Let the Republicans try to override it--then they'll get the blame for trying to take Facebook away from the sheeple.

On the other hand, if Obama signs these into law, he can kiss his prospects goodbye.

After all, people don't care about Occupy or jobs or anything else of importance, but interfere with their Facebook addiction, and there will be hell to pay! :mad:
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nod factor Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 05:06 PM
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8. It's the biggest ruse
that supporters have fallen for every. single. time.
The press team puts out a statement saying they don't support it.
Obama doesn't use the veto.
Then we justify it by 'it wouldn't have mattered anyway.'
You have to understand that if the White House doesn't support something as landmark as these bills they claim they don't support they will move Mt. Rushmore before signing them.
Wake up people.
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