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wait...I'm confuse...what does it mean White House does not support PIPA AND SOPA ???
 
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Wikipedia plans 24-hour blackout this Wednesday to protest SOPA / PIPA | The Verge
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Here's a few updates regarding SOPA.

Not sure if Mega caught it but there's a post by an ACTUAL CONGRESS MEMBER on LoL forums posting about his opposition to SOPA.

Help Us Stop SOPA - League of Legends Community

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Hi, this is Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado. As a member of the League of Legends community (partial to Anivia and Maokai), and as someone who made his living as an Internet entrepreneur before being elected to Congress, I’m greatly concerned about the future of the Internet and gaming if Congress doesn't wake up. You may have heard that Congress is currently considering a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. While SOPA has a ton of problems, there are some significant issues that I thought fellow gamers might want to know about.

I’m particularly concerned that SOPA might stifle the kind of innovation that brings us games we love, such as LoL. The bill makes it far too easy for angry competitors to sue good law abiding companies out of existence. It threatens any company or website that depends on user-generated content, even companies like Riot. Instead of coming up with great ways to keep making games like LoL even better, companies will have to spend their money hiring lawyers. That's why companies like Riot, who want to protect the games they create, are opposed to SOPA.

I’ve been working on alternative legislation that would protect the games companies create while also fostering innovation. But we also need you to call your members of Congress and let them know of your opposition to SOPA. This bill has a very real chance of passing, and it is up to all of who want to protect the Internet to take action. More information is available at KeepTheWebOpen.com. Please make your voices heard in this debate! I will be happy to respond to your posts below, and will check back every few hours today and respond to as many as I can.
If i lived in colorado i'd make sure this guy got reelected ok.

Also, the whole website/DNS blocking provision got removed. but don't be fooled. The bill still targets the same sites and still needs to die.

Lamar Smith removes DNS blocking from SOPA | Joystiq
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Just incase you haven't been informed, SOPA has been shelved indefinitely.

This changes nothing however, as PIPA is still up for voting on the 24th.


Yahoo - SOPA 'shelved' indefinitely
 
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SOPA protests planned by Google, Wikipedia and others on Jan. 18 - The Washington Post
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Microsoft says it opposes SOPA | The Verge
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Thanks gg. While its helpful doing the banner, it makes using gg from my iPhone close to impossible. ;_;
 
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Looks like the banner is up, I freaked out a bit though
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I did too. I was zoomed in and then see "orship".. I zoom out and just wow. ;-; I guess Ill see what its like on the computer tomorrow.


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I don't have an iphone, but since the screen is so small I can't imagine. Oh and forgive me for the typos,lol. It;s a little bit better on a computer though :v

Edit: Although having a bigger screen doesn't help much, it just scales the black banner :<
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Thanks gg. While its helpful doing the banner, it makes using gg from my iPhone close to impossible. ;_;
This is the point. If SOPA passes, ggFTW WILL go offline. Apologies for the inconvenience, but this is a very serious matter and we believe it needs a very high level of attention.
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Wiki's blackout is kinda lacking since you can still use it if you have fast hands. Just press the stop button right before it changes to the blackout screen and you'll stay on the page you were looking for. I think it would had been better if they used a bar like this but bigger.
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+rep to NoeJeko. Annoying as it is, this is pretty much what would happen if the bill passes. We are f*cked. :V (And loose our ggFTW)
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The whole banner thing has my full support. I can still use the website. It's a bit of an inconvenience, but the whole SOPA/PIPA thing would be infinitely worse. And you're in good company. Apparently, over 7000 websites have blacked out to protest SOPA and PIPA.

 
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lol videos still show up over the banner~

But it's nice to see it on the website I use so much I'm having a lovely day laughing at all these idiots *****ing about OMG WIKIPEDIA I CAN"T FINISH MY PAPER and OMG I CAN"T READ THROUGH THAT BLACK BAR, etc etc hahaha.
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we should just end it at that if the white house does not support sopa. haha.
 
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I know it's the point, but from my phone it was just awful, lol. Now that I'm on it from my laptop, it's much better, and doesn't bother me much at all. I think it's the angle that bugs me the most.

But, nice to see one of the sites I visit daily protesting this. Others are against it, but don't have anything about it.

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I know it's the point, but from my phone it was just awful, lol. Now that I'm on it from my laptop, it's much better, and doesn't bother me much at all. I think it's the angle that bugs me the most.

But, nice to see one of the sites I visit daily protesting this. Others are against it, but don't have anything about it.

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If these bills do not exist or figuring out a safer way to stop piracy, this would not have happened.

On a off-topic scale, I was interviewed by a college journalist regarding the SOPA. I was a bit of a Fluttershy or just plain jumpy,but I am very proud to spread my word, even though I can be a bit of a Derpy Hooves.
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