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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 09:02:54 PM »
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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2012, 07:54:08 PM »
For what it's worth...It is the general consensus that both bills are DOA.
It is highly likely both SOPA and PIPA will not survive either chamber of our disconnected and pathetic Congress.  :)

After all we have the worst congress money can buy.  ;D
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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2012, 08:17:43 PM »
For what it's worth...It is the general consensus that both bills are DOA.
It is highly likely both SOPA and PIPA will not survive either chamber of our disconnected and pathetic Congress.  :)
After all we have the worst congress money can buy.  ;D
Oh no, not dead at all.  Shelved.  Thats different altogether.  Shelved just means they probably wont push it through without changing it. ;)

Problem is, I doubt they can re-write it enough to fix what ails it.  Its core idea (govt. control of what you can see/hear) is the problem.

Normally I am against user tracking....but if I had to choose between the lesser of 2 evils, I would let myself be tracked all over the Web, as an alternative to this censorship approach.  I don't care if my govt. wants to know what I look at or download.....its when they want to decide for me that I get indignant.

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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2012, 09:01:07 PM »
The bills have been "delayed indefinitely". That means they may get dumped or at least substantially rewritten.

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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2012, 09:19:26 PM »
The bills have been "delayed indefinitely". That means they may get dumped or at least substantially rewritten.
Sure, on the surface.   

But shelving a controversial bill can also mean they are just waiting till the "storm blows over", so to speak.  Seeing if the anti-movement has any staying power.   And "substantially rewritten" often means "clever re-wording". ;)

Another thing to watch out for is if they try to piggy-back parts of this a little at a time with other bills.

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Re: English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2012, 10:10:02 PM »
Wikipedia have a history of going nearly bankrupt.

For them shutting their site down might have been a cost saving measure as well lol