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SOPA
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:34:01 PM »
I hear a lot about this and have mixed emotions about it.

Here's Wikipedia's story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act#Opposition

I know a lot of people here use godaddy.  Here's their statement to a congressional committee on the subject:

http://www.thedomains.com/2011/11/15/here-is-godaddys-statement-in-support-of-the-stop-online-privacy-act-house-hearing-tomorrow/

Opponents of the bill include Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, eBay, Mozilla Corporation, to name a few.

I'm not trying to start a feud or anything.  But we should all be educated about it. 
It's interesting reading and could have far-reaching effects on all of us that use the internet.
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 08:09:19 AM »
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 10:58:02 AM »
Sitepoint.com (web developers) has a detailed way to show your loathing to GoDaddy by transferring your domains to another registrar.

I really think their zeal to support this flawed law is not in their or our interests.  One complaint of copyright violation can take down your site(s) without prior notification or 'due-process'. 
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 09:32:12 PM »
GoDaddy Pulls SOPA Support Following Customer Backlash

Story here
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 08:22:41 AM »
GoDaddy Pulls SOPA Support Following Customer Backlash

Story here

First they support it in front of Congress, then when sites like Wikipedia state they will be leaving them they change their position.
Wow, SlowDaddy you're a real class act.  :roll:

Sitepoint.com (web developers) has a detailed way to show your loathing to GoDaddy by transferring your domains to another registrar.

I really think their zeal to support this flawed law is not in their or our interests.  One complaint of copyright violation can take down your site(s) without prior notification or 'due-process'. 

I agree, Ken.  And it appears that Reddit community does as well. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/12/reasons-not-upset-reddit/46601/
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 09:09:17 PM »
Wikipedia Ditching GoDaddy Over SOPA, Jimmy Wales Says

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 12:06:15 AM »
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Re: SOPA
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 11:27:20 AM »
Android Barcode Scanner App Detects If A Product's Maker Supports SOPA

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Re: SOPA
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 11:29:56 AM »
SOPA: What if Google, Facebook and Twitter Went Offline in Protest?

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