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Old 01-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #76
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lol, so I was browsing SpankWire...
turns out they support SOPA too.. haha
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I read a theory somewhere the whole sopa could be an inside job by the obama administration. Obama's approval rating isn't very high and probably would not get elected again. However, the obama administration stated that they do not support sopa and plan to overturn it. This way obama can gain more support for the upcoming election.

Before any critisms i must disclose that i know nothing about u.s. politics, just thought this theory does make sense
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I read a theory somewhere the whole sopa could be an inside job by the obama administration. Obama's approval rating isn't very high and probably would not get elected again. However, the obama administration stated that they do not support sopa and plan to overturn it. This way obama can gain more support for the upcoming election.

Before any critisms i must disclose that i know nothing about u.s. politics, just thought this theory does make sense
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Sounds like a theory you'd hear on Fox News. Considering this legislation was co-written by the Republicans, I would say this is not an inside job. There's too much cash being thrown around by lobbyists from the Film and Music Industry for this to be something orchestrated for Obama's re-election.
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Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation - Forbes

The growing anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) support that has swept through the gaming and Internet community found a very big ally today. With websites like Reddit and Wikipedia and gaming organizations like Major League Gaming prepared for a blackout on January 18th – the same day that the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 3261was scheduled in Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has stepped in and said he would not support the bill.

SOPA has been delayed, for now. The House has agreed to revisit the issue next month, but they now know the White House will veto any bill that’s not more narrowly focused.

Much to the chagrin of Hollywood, the Entertainment Software Association (which has been a backer of the bill from early on), and Internet domain company GoDaddy.com (which lost many accounts as a result of its support for the bill); SOPA has been shelved. The Motion Picture Association of America, one of the bill’s largest sponsors, is expected to regroup.

California congressman Darrell Issa, who has been opposed to the bill from the beginning, praised the Internet action that has swept like a virus across the Web the past week.

“The voice of the Internet community has been heard,” said Issa. “Much more education for members of Congress about the workings of the Internet is essential if anti-piracy legislation is to be workable and achieve broad appeal.”

But there remains another similar bill, Protect IP (the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act), that poses a problem for gamers and Internet users. This legislation is scheduled to go before the Senate on January 24th.

Both SOPA and Protect IP attempt to combat online piracy by preventing American search engines like Google and Yahoo from directing users to sites distributing stolen content. Both bills also would enable people and companies to sue if their copyright was infringed. Obama has come out against both bills, which killed SOPA and puts pressure on senators come January 24th. The full White House response can be read here.

“Any provision covering Internet intermediaries such as online advertising networks, payment processors, or search engines must be transparent and designed to prevent overly broad private rights of action that could encourage unjustified litigation that could discourage startup businesses and innovative firms from growing,” said The White House. “We expect and encourage all private parties, including both content creators and Internet platform providers working together, to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy.”

Just like piracy itself, this debate isn’t over. Expect more bills to move forward, although the wording in future legislation is expected to be more narrowly focused in an attempt to appease the current administration. But given the current economic climate and the upcoming Presidential election, there could be a different administration entering The White House soon, changing the landscape for these types of bills.
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Reuters has just reported that the SOPA bill has been withdrawn by Texas Congressman Lamar Smith, SOPA's author. While the bill is off the table for now, there's no indication that it's being completely abandoned. Smith told Reuters that he's pulling the bill "until there is wider agreement on a solution."


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Old 01-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #86
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Why can't the movie industry or the music industry learn something form the Adult industry. Look at all those online adlut websites that allows user to pay a monthly fee to download/steam movies for maybe $20. Look how much profit they make every year.

The Adult industry adotp to new technology and new method to sell thier products and they are doing very successful. Sure ppl sitll download them ilegeally or variou website that allows you steam for free but you don't see the adult industry make a big deal nor it made a dent in thier income.

Sure I download lot's of movies to watch but if I have to pay to watch them I can tell you 100% I will not watch. Movies I know I will watch I go to the theathers to watch to show my support.
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i download, i buy, i go to the theatres

most of the time i buy the blu-ray of the movie ive downloaded



like the japanese study i like mentioning all the time they've found piracy actually increased sales for them in regards to anime

and the spanish+mpaa study which found the movie industry is actually more profitable now not because ticket prices are higher but because more people have been going to the movies (if ppl were only downloading you wouldnt find an increase in movie-goers)




re Happyslip, the movie industry is kind of catching on now by trying to offer ondemand of movies in theatres but they're being met with opposition from the networks and theatre owners (and they havent really gotten the idea since they want to charge like $50 a rental)
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^^ And that is why NA is no longer competive anymore and other 3rd would countries are catching up. Within 10years (is already happening) NA will become so behind we will be called 3rd World countires.......
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Why can't the movie industry or the music industry learn something form the Adult industry. Look at all those online adlut websites that allows user to pay a monthly fee to download/steam movies for maybe $20. Look how much profit they make every year.

The Adult industry adotp to new technology and new method to sell thier products and they are doing very successful. Sure ppl sitll download them ilegeally or variou website that allows you steam for free but you don't see the adult industry make a big deal nor it made a dent in thier income.

Sure I download lot's of movies to watch but if I have to pay to watch them I can tell you 100% I will not watch. Movies I know I will watch I go to the theathers to watch to show my support.
The retarded part is they don't even need to do that. Both movies and music still make shit piles of money and everyone decently high up whose involved is fucking rich. If they dropped ticket prices and BR costs down they would make even more, I remember this was mentioned a few years back with BR's being like $10 new and tickets being $5 again.

Honestly SOPA shouldn't have any grounds until Brad Pitt's income drops down to a mere 6 figures a month. Until then, fuck'em all. I can't understand people who are retardedly rich yet instead of retiring and enjoying life they spend all their time trying to squeeze every penny they can from people with a fraction of the money they do.
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he pulled the bill for now but also made a remark about "foreign" thieves
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Don't assume it's dead. It will come back. And PIPA is still just shelved and has fewer detractors then SOPA.

The fact of the matter is until the ESA (the gaming industry's legal action group) and the MPA (the motion picture association) accept that times are changing and decide to adapt, these bills will keep coming back and there for we always have to be watchful.

Furthermore, Harper's been systematically locking down supposed copyright protection and anti piracy laws here in our own country that will have much the same effect as SOPA does as well.

So keep your eyes open. This is just the beginning.
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