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[BoingBoing] Internet Giants Stand Against SOPA and ProtectIP

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AOL; eBay; Facebook; Google; Linkedin; Mozilla; Twitter; Yahoo; Zynga. These companies placed a full page ad in the New York Times today.
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We support the bills’ stated goals—providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign “rogue” websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting. Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new and uncertain liabilities, private rights of action, and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites. We are concerned that these measures pose a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job creation, as well as to our nation’s cybersecurity. We cannot support these bills as written and ask that you consider more targeted ways to combat foreign “rogue” websites dedicated to copyright infringement and trademark counterfeiting, while preserving the innovation and dynamism that has made the Internet such an important driver of economic growth and job creation.

One issue merits special attention. We are very concerned that the bills as written would seriously (DMCA) to provide a safe harbor for Internet companies that act in good faith to remove infringing content from their sites. Since their enactment in 1998, the DMCA’s safe harbor provisions for online service providers have been a cornerstone of the U.S. Internet and technology industry’s growth and jeopardize a foundational structure that has worked for content owners and Internet companies alike information lawfully online.

http://boingboing.net/2011/11/16/internet-giants-place-full-pag.html
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Wow usually you see these [types of] companies on the other side of the fence. I think I get an email at least once a week about a new bill supported by comcast, etc. that are stripping our internet freedoms. This is cool. thumb.gif
 
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I'm really surprised it's taken this long to see these threads popping up here tongue.gif. I've been following this strongly as well as emailing those who need to be to show opposition to said bill. Very happy to see the tech giants stepping up. Mcole's post sums up most of my feelings though.thumb.gif
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There are also some giants on the other side to all the regular suspects. This law will destroy the internet as we know it i can already see apple pulling the killswitch on any and all sites that cover jail breaking not to mention the RIAA and MPAA riping sites left and right with disregard to the actual content of the site. Youtube would just be up and gone.
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post #7 of 23
At least we have some heavy hitters on the good side.
post #8 of 23
Cool story bro. But this isn't the first time SOPA has been mentioned.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1169492/eff-protect-ip-act-and-sopa#post_15712262

Can we consolidate this to one thread? Geeze.
Not to mention. Since when is legislation allowed on OCN, since it deals with politics?
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Cool story bro. But this isn't the first time SOPA has been mentioned.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1169492/eff-protect-ip-act-and-sopa#post_15712262
Can we consolidate this to one thread? Geeze.
Not to mention. Since when is legislation allowed on OCN, since it deals with politics?

Considering this bill affects the Internet which OCN is a part of...yeah I can't see why it would possibly be relevant here.
post #10 of 23
Finally some good news. i really hope these never get passed. though if they do i hope people in the USA start to wake up and take action. stuff has already gone too far........
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