Ireland’s trying SOPA.
It could be in Law as early as Friday.
It will be passed without a vote, it is NOT going to the Oireachtas.
It will be signed directly into law.
PLEASE, ANY SANE IRISH FOLLOWER I HAVE. RING YOUR TD, EMAIL THEM. SIGN THE PETITION ON http://stopsopaireland.com/
FOR YOU OWN SAKE AND MINE.
Oookay. My knowledge of Irish politics isn’t the greatest and I don’t want to disseminate false information, but, dear God, Irish tumblrs. Read this. Better safe than sorry.
The Master, quite clearly, represents the media. I’m not sure who the doctor represents. Not just tumblr, I don’t think. Tumblr, Google, Youtube, Mediafire, and, yes, Facebook, all together is more like it. Tumblr’s not the only one fighting this fight.
(And yeah, I understand that Canada and Mexico are dealing with ACTA too. I’m sorry you weren’t included.)
Oh that sneaky Master. Usually he’s very sexy and wonderful, but this time he’s gone too far.
Tumblr, you’re not going to let hm get away with this, are you?
Oh shit. It all makes sense now!!!!
The MASTER was behind SOPA AND PIPA!!!
God damn it, Master.
Ding Dong the Bastard’s Gone
SOPA and PIPA got pulled today. Doesn’t mean they’re gone forever, but this is a very good thing.
Constant vigilance though, people. Don’t let this shit come back.
Everybody go to Wikipedia.
They did it!! They blacked themselves out to protest SOPA!
Good on you, Wikimedia. Now as for the rest of the internet, allons-y!
Jesus take the wheel; Google shuts down for a day, world shuts down for a day. ;-;
Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and Etsy, along with other Internet-based companies take a “nuclear option” and “go simultaneously dark” in protest of the bill, and to “highlight the fundamental danger the legislation poses to the function of the Internet,”ExtremeTech reports:
There’s been no formal decision on the matter, and the companies in question obviously risk consumer anger and backlash over any suspension of services. There is, however, safety in numbers — and a few simple sentences identifying why the blackout is in place will ensure that the majority of the rage flows in the proper direction.
SOPA, which the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is set to review later this month, makes the streaming of unauthorized content a felony. Further, the “vague language would create devastating new tools for silencing legitimate speech all around the Web,” warns the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It’s a concern shared by free speech and digital rights activists, as well as many major Internet-based companies.
Protests against SOPA went mainstream in December when members of the Reddit community organized a protest against Web-hosting giant Go Daddy for its initial SOPA support. More than 37,000 domains were transferred as part of the “Dump Go Daddy” protest, leading the company to make a solid statement opposing SOPA.
In anticipation of the hearing, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales conducted a straw poll recently to gauge Wikipedian interest in a community strike — a blackout of either the U.S. Wikipedia pages, or even the entire site. At that time, 87 percent of respondents were in favor of a strike.
Now, as part of the NetCoalition trade association, these companies are joining Wikipedia’s Wikimedia Foundation in a possible Internet blackout:
As ExtremeTech reports, there are no concrete plans for implementing the “nuclear option,” but the most likely date for such a blackout is Jan. 23, the day before the Senate is scheduled to debate SOPA.
Read more at ONTD:http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/65500002.html#ixzz1iYKag0tW
I’ve got a question. Why isn’t tumblr joining this?
If you has some free time, care about your civil rights, and have a phone I suggest you call these numbers to tell Obama not to signthe NDAA bill
Alternate line: 202-456-1111
everybody, I just tried to do this and the White House’s message office has closed for the holiday as of 3pm EST. (45 minutes ago as I write this). But keep emailing! Their inboxes won’t close.
The Stop Online Piracy Act is coming to a vote today. People are saying that it has already been passed, but I cannot find any substantial information to prove this to be true. If it does pass, I will deeply miss every single one of my followers. Save the Internet!
Nonono! They’re holding off until after the holidays for the next vote—unless you’ve read an update that has happened within the last hour? This is the most recent article I’ve found. The budget discussions pushed SOPA off the agenda today. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2134110/sopa-hearing-postponed