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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post

Do you realize how much this can affect the internet as a whole and that apparently they want this to spread?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/10/house-takes-senates-bad-internet-censorship-bill-makes-it-worse.ars
This ISN'T about piracy anymore. It's about the fact CORPORATIONS are trying to effectively silence and work the internet in THEIR favor. Everyone other bill that has come along like this at some point cocked back and gone "WAIT A MINUTE!" And that hasn't happened yet and it's scary to think about why it hasn't happened yet. I'm not one to start screaming conspiracy theory but the simple fact corporations are meddling with politics and aren't even hiding it right now blows my mind.
The more I read into this thing the more I find it hard to think about why this was even allowed to be introduced.

Maybe you skimmed my post or it didn't come across correctly since it was originally part of another thread with a link to an online petition from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. You should glean from my post that I'm also in agreeance that these bills are 2 things:

1. A fix for a massive problem that the US is not a part of. Piracy is largely a China/India/Russia/Brazil problem

2. A power grab.
    
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They wait until the last minutes to say something about it? lol, this stuffs been going on for awhile. Aside that, they're only going against it to save their own butts. Sure they're on "our" side, but only to the extent to keep profiting off us (im looking at you google)
    
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Oh yeah these laws are always slipped in there last minute so there is very little time for most to figure out what it does exactly.
 
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