Barrett Brown discusses today’s Anonymous attack, #OperationMegaUpload IMO, the timing of taking down mega-upload stinks of a trap, but that might just be my inner conspiracy theorist talking. (Reading too much Hunger Games makes one paranoid)
If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding timing, or if you think SOPA is Spanish for either soap or soup, you should checkout this video.
Posted in Burns My Britches, Current Events, Linkage, Politics 2012, Random Rants, Videos
Tagged Anonymous, Censorship, Internet, Megaupload, PIPA, SOPA, Swizz Beatz, Upload
Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged in the United States with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works, through Megaupload.com and other related sites, generating more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and causing more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners, the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced today.
From a DOJ press release……See more at Uproxx
The Rant Vault Blog is offline today 1.18.12 in protest of #SOPA and #PIPA
Educate yourself on SOPA and PIPA
Make no mistake SOPA/PIPA WILL
affect you and your daily dose of interwebs. Please contact Congress
and let them know how you feel about SOPA.
Posted in Current Events, Politics 2012, Random Rants, Videos
Tagged 1st amendment, Censorship, Congress, copyright, Internet censorship, PIPA, politics, protest, SOPA, Video
This weekend Rupert Murdoch – whose News Corporation includes the Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox, took to Twitter to attack the Obama administration for its criticism of Sopa.
“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy. Plain thievery,” Murdoch wrote in a series of tweets that accused Google of hosting pirated material and selling advertising against it. Google dismissed his claims as “nonsense”.
Posted in Causes, Culture, Politics 2012, Random Rants
Tagged Barack Obama, Congress, Internet, Obama Veto, PIPA, Piracy, SOPA, Veto
lmao! Another great video from a snazzy blogger, The Blogess. Watch and enjoy. but above all, pay attention and educate yourself about SOPA.
I don’t know much about SOPA, but I do know two things…I don’t like internet censorship and I should really research these things better. Also, when I say I found these facts on the internet I really mean that I made them up and then posted them on the internet. If SOPA was here I bet this would be censored.
January 9, 2012
WASHINGTON – Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan released the following statement regarding H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act:
“The internet is one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history. It should stay that way. While H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, attempts to address a legitimate problem, I believe it creates the precedent and possibility for undue regulation, censorship and legal abuse. I do not support H.R. 3261 in its current form and will oppose the legislation should it come before the full House.”
YOWZA! My brain is completely mush as a result of agreeing with Paul Ryan! According to the Daily What-Geek, I have the interwebz and Reddit to thank for getting to Ryan.
(And Geeks. Much love to the GeekArmy)
Last month, Redditors started a boycott that forced GoDaddy to drop its support for SOPA, and over the past two weeks, they’ve turned their attention to specific members of Congress. Ryan was at the top of the list.
Reddit users launched “Operation Pull Ryan,” which helped Ryan’s opponent, Rob Zerban, raise $15,000 in 48 hours, and they even got Zerban to visit the site for a question and answer session.
Ryan hasn’t explicitly said that Reddit convinced him to change his position, but Zerban believes that’s the case.
“This is an extraordinary victory. Reddit was able to force the House Budget Chair to reverse course – shock waves will be felt throughout the establishment in Washington today – other lawmakers will take notice,” he wrote on Reddit.
Posted in Causes, Current Events, Linkage, Politics 2012
Tagged blogging, Congress, Constitution, Geeks, H.R. 3261, NDAA, Paul Ryan, Reddit, Ryan, SOPA