SOPA is dead. (in Off-topic)


QBRanger January 18 2012 10:26 AM EST

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/18/rubio-on-second-thought-sopapipas-a-bad-idea/

I also just read the Eric Cantor is not going to allow a vote on this bill in the House until a "consensus" is reached.

This basically kills this bill.

someone[onabreak] January 18 2012 10:39 AM EST

Thank goodness!!!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 18 2012 10:41 AM EST

Plenty of work to still be done, playing dead has been a tactic before

Lochnivar January 18 2012 11:04 AM EST

Remember Zombieland:

Double tap.

QBRanger January 18 2012 11:04 AM EST

Loved that movie.

Demigod January 18 2012 11:09 AM EST

PIPA still exists, and before you pop the champagne, know that SOPA will resurrect once the bill is amended.

(I haven't had time to read your link since I'm swamped at work, but I assume it's the same info I read previously.)

TH3 C0113CT0R January 18 2012 12:21 PM EST

sweet! wait i vaguely remember a movie about this or along those lines... is there a old movie about his or am I going crazy?

Demigod January 18 2012 12:57 PM EST

is there a old movie about his or am I going crazy?

You're probably thinking about every dystopian movie ever made.

AdminNightStrike January 18 2012 2:01 PM EST

If it was dead for real, wikipedia and google would be normal today.

Lochnivar January 18 2012 2:36 PM EST

With SOPA getting dropped I can't help but feel there is a 'dyslexic in prison' joke to be made...

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] January 18 2012 4:28 PM EST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h2dF-IsH0I

Wonderful video on the subject, a good reminder that this is not the end by far.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] January 18 2012 6:11 PM EST

+3 loch

QBRanger January 19 2012 11:28 AM EST

An update:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/19/legislators-run-for-the-exits-on-sopapipa-after-protests/

It is dead at least for this session of Congress.

However the bills sponsor is still being a bunghole.

TH3 C0113CT0R January 19 2012 3:39 PM EST

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly1ei9MCCg1qkpn3ko1_500.jpg

Guardian January 19 2012 7:08 PM EST

MEGAUPLOAD is closed damm

TH3 C0113CT0R January 19 2012 7:39 PM EST

apparently megavideo is down too.. but i thought nothing has been done yet

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] January 19 2012 7:47 PM EST

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399105,00.asp

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] January 19 2012 7:57 PM EST

Doesn't sound like they need SOPA/PIPA to me, look what they can get done, and this isn't the first such operation i've heard about too.

Lord Bob January 19 2012 10:38 PM EST

An explanation of SOPA and PIPA from Khan Academy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzqMoOk9NWc

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] January 20 2012 1:11 AM EST

Satirical approach to the bill. Which also shows how out of date and out of touch Congress is.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/19/2940864/jon-stewart-lampoons-sopa-and.html

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] January 20 2012 1:21 AM EST

That video from Khan Academy was probably the best I've seen yet. Cheers for that find, spread it around as much as I could.

Gohan [Ka-Tet of the Serene] January 20 2012 4:15 PM EST

http://sopastrike.com/numbers

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] January 20 2012 6:40 PM EST

I love Stewart's comment when he shows the clip of all the people saying "Bring in the nerds." Stewart's comment being: "I believe the term you are looking for is.. experts."
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