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SOPA & PIPA Bills Lose 3 Co-Sponsors Amid Protests

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Looks like some of those in power are listening today. 3 sponsors of SOPA/PIPA just withdrew their support.
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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 858 Posts
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:26:30 PM
Also, Orrin Hatch from Utah put this on Twitter today: "After listening to the concerns on both sides of the debate over the PROTECT IP Act, it is simply not ready for prime time. That’s why I will not only vote against moving the bill forward next week but also remove my cosponsorship of the bill."

Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:32:17 PM
Pretend show of democratic process.
It will still pass.

I agree. There are two possible patterns:

i) Propose ludicrously extreme law.
ii) "Listen" to protests.
iii) Change the ludicrously extreme law into the the very extreme law you actually wanted all along.


i) Propose ludicrously extreme law.
ii) "Listen" to protests.
iii) Propose the same law again a little while later. The protests will be less this time.

Repeat as needed. You win by attrition - it takes much less time to grab more power than it does to sustain a national protest against it.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:28:49 PM
Sheesh America... you and your problems.

A lot of the infrastructure for the web is in the USA. If absolute control over it is handed to the biggest businesses in the USA by politicians who don't understand how the web (or the net it sits on) works, it will affect a lot of people outside the USA. That`s what SOPA and PIPA are for.

Of course, the obvious workaround would be to cut the USA out of the loop and establish the infrastructure elsewhere. There`s no pressing technical reason why it couldn`t be moved to somewhere else. It wouldn`t be cheap or easy, but it could be done.

If the ignorant politicans of the USA really are as determined to end the web by accident as they appear to be, it`s too useful and too embedded to just let it die. It`ll be moved and the USA will be poorer for losing it.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10115 Posts
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:37:45 PM
39 to go.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:44:32 PM

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