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Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:15:46 PM »
Tomorrow from 8 am to 8 pm EST, ulyssesmod.net and the forums are going on strike to protest SOPA and PIPA. In doing so, we'll be joining Wikipedia (in English), BoingBoing, WordPress, and many others.

A list of participants, and HTML and JavaScript code for anyone who wants to participate, can be found here.

SVN of ULX/ULib and the archives will remain available.

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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 05:03:16 PM »
And we're back!
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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 06:11:12 PM »
c'mon do it again! I didn't even get the chance to seeeeeeee!!!  :P
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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 09:01:20 AM »
This really pisses me off that they would do that kind of thing! D=

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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 08:55:56 AM »
You guys read about megaupload getting shut down yesterday?
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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 10:26:07 AM »
I heard it wasn't passed.

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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 10:52:48 AM »
You guys read about megaupload getting shut down yesterday?

I think it's funny everyone seems to be attributing Megaupload getting shut down to SOPA. It has nothing to do with SOPA.

Surprisingly, I pretty much agree with Garry on this issue. Megaupload was a hotbed of piracy and everyone knew it. It needed to be shut down. I'd feel much differently if Megaupload had taken even basic steps to try to comply with copyright laws...

I heard it wasn't passed.

It's still being debated by congress. Seems to still be going strong.
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Re: Going Dark to Protest SOPA/PIPA
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 09:39:20 PM »
Not attributing it, it's just a sign of what can and will happen more frequently, and more easily, for less of a 'crime', and all of the subsequent things that can happen to other sites who use sites deemed bad.

As a former radio DJ, many record labels sent me promos and radio albums through MU, I know there are other platforms for doing this, but any one of them can have the same happen to it. You let people upload large locked zips, they will abuse it.
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