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Congress wants to sensor web

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Jan 18, 2012.


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  1. JacoLesFlea

    JacoLesFlea

    Jun 16, 2006
    Minnesota
    Didnt look to see if there is already a thread started on this. This sounds serious. Even on the google search engine there is a petition you can click on and "sign". I did not do it because I am on my work computer. So what is getting censored adult sites, spam, pop ups? :confused:
     
  2. Simo98

    Simo98

    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    I thought about making a thread, but TB is generally strictly no-politics.

    Without getting too political, just trying to inform: Censor everything, filter the internet, give 'them' the ability to choose what you can and cannot do or see.

    Mainly aimed at the idea of stopping 'piracy' and copyright infringement. Personally I believe it is completely insane, I'll refrain from going any further as I would be getting entirely too political.

    Check out the info on Wikipedia. Go to any page you want, it is blacked out in protest, but you can still read up on the issue following the link that is shown.
     
  3. ZanaZulu807

    ZanaZulu807

    Aug 6, 2007
    It's just a protest against the pricks in congress who want to stop piracy (music, film, etc.) by choosing to censor out some web sources altogether. The protest is basically if they start censoring some key uses on the internet, then what else is next?
     
  4. waleross

    waleross

    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    This is a link to Freenet.org I am surprised it hasn't been shut down yet. I have had it on my computer in the past but it is not for everyone....
    The Freenet Project - /download
     
  5. Simo98

    Simo98

    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Exactly. They have been trying to get a filter on the internet here in Australia for a good while now, claiming that it will be filtering only Child Pornography. The "blacklist" of sites to be blocked (currently optional, however they are working on getting all ISPs to intergrate it permanently) was leaked a while back, the plan was to have it remain highly classified (suspicious much?). It contained not only hundreds of standard pornography websites containing no child pornography, but things such as youtube videos, image boards, and even several websites belonging to small business owners. Just shows how easily a system like this can become corrupted, and it wasn't even in operation yet.
     
  6. If you go to wikipedia, you can find contact info for your representatives. Tell them to protect free and open internet; oppose SOPA/PIPA.
     
  7. shackled

    shackled

    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Exactly.
     
  8. It already is!

    This is just some game website, used it for a few days, there wasnt anything wrong with it!

    Nothing pirate about it!

    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com
     
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    No politics in OT.
     

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