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Hello Fellow Funnyjunkers
I'm here to offer an idea to you and Admin
Hopefully by now you've all heard of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. A bill in congress that could potentially cripple the internet. Now what this bill does is allow any company that finds Copyrighted material, (a mention or an image of a product even) on a website that does not belong to them, to shut down the website in question.
You're probably asking how this is constitutional?
Simply put, its not
So we as the internet must unite to stop it.
I am proposing that we take a page out of Reddit's playbook. I know we hate them but right now the enemy of our enemy is our temporary friend. They are shutting down their website for one day (Jan 18th) in protest of the bill and I say we do the same. Perhaps, instead of the homepage, we could even have a page with relevant links about SOPA and the similar bill PIPA. Facebook, Google, and youtube are considering a blackout date on Jan 23rd (the day before the SOPA debate) so if this is confirmed, we should probably go with that.
We have to take a stand before the internet turns into a shadow of what it used to be...
TL;DR Stop SOPA/PIPA! Protest it via a one day shutdown.
Thumb this up so it can be seen by the community and ADMIN alike.
This is a new account and i don't plan on using with anything other than this post, if need be i'll even delete it to prove I'm not doing it for the thumbs.
Thanks for listening guys
*Reading skill increased by 1*
EDIT: to explain, a shutdown of the site for the day would be a form of protest, and more importantly, it would get the word out. Hence why i suggested we put an information page up instead of the frontpage.
Mind you this isn't a perfect idea, but the word needs to get out.
"SOPA makes it possible for companies to block the domain names of web sites that are simple capable of, or seem to encourage copyright infringement." - from the link i posted, this is why this is dangerous to the internet specifically sites that offer user generated content such as funnyjunk or youtube.
For those that want to read the actual bill: judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
Please contact your Member of congress and tell them that you as the people they represent are against SOPA
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