Sounds fun :3
You accused me of simple closed minded thinking when you have more than once, ignored mine, Term's and many other users valid points. Term has even explained why ISP's wouldn't just outright ban users from the internet because then they would loose customers and money. And as you said yourself corporations "are greedy" and wouldn't want to risk loosing money unless their was no other option.
As I have said before you, my friend are worrying about nothing like many others are.
Although I've been bringing a lot of "related news" to this thread since the initial discussion, I again received some shocking news from EFF by email (they're a serious source of information) about a potential revive of the actual SOPA / PIPA.
It appears Hollywood is trying to shut down all cloud websites. Basically, it wishes to take down Youtube, Google Drive, and all cloud services out there, the same way Megaupload was removed. The article mentions them trying to circumvent congress so they can force their law through without a vote. What this means is most major websites which allow file storage would be gone... and we are back at SOPA as we know it.
This comes just a few days after I heard about the ISP initiative and an update on CISPA. Jesus Christ... has the world gone completely mad? Are those groups desperate beyond limit to shut down this internet? They now want sites like Youtube to disappear forever... who almost entirely addressed the issue of copyright material being uploaded. Is this even about copyright any more, or is that just a pretext?
Yeah, I agree... this is an outright war with the entertainment industry at this point. I don't feel like fueling the fire here so people can jump to their own conclusion... I just found the article and linked it. There will probably be more information soon, and if that's true likely another blackout. Feel free to re-post this post anywhere without asking.
This seems more like a petition to have the files of megauploads released back to thier owners. I'm not seeing any links to any sort of article or document that is actually stating that Hollywood is aiming to stut all these websites down. It only brings up megauploads.
Hollywood attorneys are trying to use the courts to circumvent Congress and implement a backdoor SOPA/PIPA scheme.
Fight Back: YOUR FILES ON Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, etc. and even your emails are in jeopardy.
You probably should have read a bit more of the thread Recel.
Because this isnt a bill and the government's not involved. This is a policy being unilaterally enacted across a couple of ISPs.