It's time we do something about SOPA

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Crystal the Glaceon, Jan 3, 2012.

Jan 3, 2012
  1. Crystal the Glaceon
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    I think GBAtemp needs to become active against SOPA. It is not just limited to America, it will effect the whole world. GBAtemp will be subjected to it, not because we host anything illegal, but we do host files for flashcards, guides, and other bits of content that can be used for piracy. As well GBAtemp is a growing empire and will gain attention very quickly if SOPA is passed.
    Countless members will be lost as well this site could run the risk of being taken down and I don't think anyone wants to see this happen.
    So I think it's about time we do something before it's too late!

    Just some links for information and some great links to help
    WTF SOPA?
    Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA
    That Guy With The Glasses
    Cinemassacure
    http://americancensorship.org/

    As well I really suggest calling, writing, or even emailing your senator, do anything to take action against SOPA.
    Please spread the word and add this to your signature
    Take Action Against SOPA!

    I will try to do as much as I can, even though right now I still lack internet, but that won't stop me from being active!
     
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    You'll have my full support!
     
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    A referral to http://www.americancensorship.org in signatures, could help.
    The stop censorship black bar idea is probably the best thing that non-Americans can do (on a forum! to avatars or sigs or something..) to help out.

    edit: I saw that you've already done that, but maybe a GBAtemp Anti-SOPA image button for people to put in their sigs voluntarily would put it a step further
     
  4. Crystal the Glaceon
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    I think writing to your local Representatives and being a bullish bastard might work better, than getting some keyboard warriors to go out and troll. GBAtemp is small fish in the internetz where a dominat number of members who condone piracy.
     
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    ... why?
    people mostly know about SOPA anyway, shoving it in your sigs will not do anything other than get completely ignored.

    if gbatemp wanted to help out, they would've done the whole internet censorship day thing but that's passed.
     
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    I'm a bit busy today to make a button myself (as I suggested in my previous post edit), but anyway I'm glad you have seen that vid too Catboy.

    As far as petitioning my representatives, the website that Catboy linked to makes it easy for US residents to write a personalized message to the right people using your zipcode.

    edit: @ prowler
    just because most people don't care what people put in their sigs doesn't mean it's a useless or pointless gesture :( i also think that though plenty of people have heard of it, doesn't mean trying to continue promoting information about it should be ended. "give up/don't bother" seems to be the gist of what you are saying though..
     
  8. Crystal the Glaceon
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    Why? Because we need to take action sitting back acting like it's just going to handle itself isn't going to complete anything.
     
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    so what 'action' have you taken.

    It's ironic that you're against SOPA and protesting it on a site like GBAtemp because GBAtemp is one of the reasons SOPA is here.
     
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    I think irony would actually be advocating for SOPA on a site that would be censored by it.
     
  11. Crystal the Glaceon
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    It's funny how you assume I have done nothing. Accually I have already written letters, called, emailed to my senator, and even started this up here on the temp. As well made countless facebook posts, called everyone I knew and made them take action, got all my friends to take action. Honestly I am still not finished.
    It's also strange that an active member of a site that will greatly effected by this is just sitting back like a coward.
     
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    Internet army.
    F*ck yeah!
     
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    I'll post what I said on IRC
    Which is pretty funny if you ask me.
     
  14. Crystal the Glaceon
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    You know I am just going to move past prowler_.
    Still we need people to help take action against SOPA and I really hope people will take the time to help, even a single email or a quick letter will help.
    Realize people, SOPA will be the death of countless sites.
     
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    Prowler is a hipster troll, do not feed him and he will skulk away and listen to his Kyary records alone in his bedroom.
     
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    SOPA will basically get rid of Free Speech on the Internet and shut down a ton of sites.
     
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    I just sent an email to my senator. We need to kill this bill. :angry:
     
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    just make sure that only AMERICAN CITIZEN gbatemp members do anything as the problem when gbatemp tried to get members to send emails to canadian mp's international members did aswell making almost everything in vain as the number of emails could be chalked up to internationals and not citizens of canada.
    So just make sure that onlyl american's do anything as we could be ignored if we bring up numbers by having internationls help out [sad but true]
     
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    Your signature has a mispelling, it should say "GBATEMP MUST TAKE ACTION [...]" and not "MOST"
    And BTW prowler, GBAtemp is not a piracy website.
     
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    I put a Stop censorship link in my sig :D
     

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