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These Are Indeed Disturbing Times: A SOPA Thread

Polaris​DiB

about 2 years ago

The mind boggles. The legal issues of drones. Property issues of drones. Public, private, government, terrorist, art-world usage of drones. Drone air space control, drone regulations and procedures. Drone licensing. Drones taking over drones. The print published about drones. The slow getting used to drones, the people who see drones as Big Brother, the people who see drones as the solution to Big Brother, drones always one step ahead of drones. I already knew about drones in the private sector, drones to ship things around the world and drones for science and technocratic drones. This is public access drones. The public’s general pluralistic shit extended into the sky via drone, drones clouding the sky. The privacy issue of drones, the fact that the government will NOT be happy with drones. It begins.

(Maybe).

—PolarisDiB

Drunken Father Figure of Old

about 2 years ago

Drone

:)

Polaris​DiB

about 2 years ago

CISPA is the New SOPA

Basically the same sort of stuff, this time in the name of defense instead of intellectual property.

I love how often they bring up the idea of “foreign pirates of intellectual property” like as if that’s any more significant of an issue than it has at any point in history. Everyone knows the piracy problem are the Westerners who can afford it but feel entitled to it for free — and can increasingly get it legally so, increasing the entitlement. The Chinese, Turks, et al could give a rat’s ass about American intellectual property and thus steal the content directly and make their own rip-off movies in addition to bootleg DVDs et al. I feel they throw the ‘foreign pirates’ in there to try to get xenophobia points with the public.

—PolarisDiB

ruby stevens

about 2 years ago

ah, good work. i came to post about that. EFF analysis. bill summary & status

ruby stevens

almost 2 years ago

the bill is set for a vote in the house on friday. the office of management and budget recommends that president obama veto the bill if it reaches his desk

Polaris​DiB

almost 2 years ago

Sent a quick missive to my house representative telling him to vote against it. We’ll see, I didn’t see activism of this one go as far as the SOPA and PIPA deals…. I kind of feel like they’ll get what they want by essentially hammering it in over and over again until people just get tired of telling them to knock it off.

(like children)

—PolarisDiB

ruby stevens

almost 2 years ago

ha i fear you’re right about that. ^ the bill passed the house yesterday and now it moves on to the senate where two possible approaches are vying for support

ruby stevens

over 1 year ago

in case people aren’t aware, the copyright alert system is going into effect by the end of the year in the u.s. the major isps are on board, although no one is talking about terminating anyone’s internet connection yet. known as the six strikes system it’s a milder version of sopa/pipa

javier quinter​o

over 1 year ago