what's up with megaupload?
what's up with megaupload?
"I'm a slave to the rythm." - Michael Jackson
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.'' - Freddie Mercury
will this bill, if passed, only apply to american sites/sites with stuff copyrighted by americans?
You could get up to 5 years for uploading a Michael Jackson under SOPA, one year more than the man who killed him. This is truely sad.
The latest xkcd: http://xkcd.com/1005/
...the black is not totally black
Some good points!!!
Your partially right.......
.....but I like to think that most people are not thieves!!!
People don't want to be ripped off any more........
Another thread on the Music forum will tell you about Adele and her recent success........
......that's proof that proper lyrics and singing sell better then the shallow crap of bieber and gaga!!!!!
And I'm not even a fan of Adele!!!!
Cinema tickets are a complete rip off.........that's a fact........
.......you can't even take your own food or drink in the cinema and instead we are forced to pay their extortionate prices for even the most basic of items!!!
......If I want to go watch a film with popcorn and a drink, it'll cost me about £15 (€18 or $23)!!!....it's just not fair!!!!
In the old days, going to the cinema was just something people did regularly......as often as weekly.......tickets were way cheaper but films would still make big profits!!!!
As it is, most people I know have cut the number of times they go the Cinema because it is too expensive......and they only to see films that they really want to see or have received good reviews!!!!
If a film bombs at the box office........it is usually because it's utter crap!!!!....nothing to do with illegal downloading!!!!
One could even get jailed for uploading just one little .jpeg image!!....
.....Might as well have a worldwide communist rule under the Hollywood/Republican dictatorship!!!!
The Sopa bill will be the end of the internet!!!.....and the start of the end for freedom of speech!!!!
The U.S. government must understand that they don't own the World!!!
But at least support for this ludicrous bill is declining......hopefully it will get rejected!!!
This is truely sad. Megaupload was closed.
In the USA you download Michael Jackson you take 5 years of jail, if you kill him you take 4 years....
SOPA will be damned to away what we love. They have no frickin' right.
Last edited by PoP; 20-01-2012 at 03:31 PM. Reason: Adding my pic
I'm surprised that the people who paid to use megavideo aren't up in arms right now, I doubt they will be getting their money back...
Last edited by CinnamonGirl; 20-01-2012 at 03:34 PM. Reason: Wifi Connection Problems! lol
SOPA and PIPA postponed indefinitely after protests
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability.
The Senate had been scheduled to vote next week on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) -- a bill that once had widespread, bipartisan support. But on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was postponing the vote "in light of recent events."
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives said it is putting on hold its version of the bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The House will "postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said in a written statement.
The moves came after several lawmakers flipped their position on the bills in the wake of widespread online and offline protests against them.
Tech companies, who largely oppose the bills, mobilized their users this week to contact representatives and speak out against the legislation. Sites including Wikipedia and Reddit launched site blackouts on January 18, while protesters hit the streets in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) drew more than 7 million signatures for an anti-SOPA and PIPA petition that it linked on its highly trafficked homepage.
The tide turned soon after the protest, and both bills lost some of their Congressional backers.
"I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns," Smith said Friday in a prepared statement.
"It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves."
I was half expecting that because from a legal standpoint that would be difficult to implement across the board.
Indefinitely sounds good!!!
Well politicians won't back a new law if it means they will lose votes (unless it's a crazed fanatical republican)!!!!!