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White House will not be supporting SOPA

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Kojirou, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Kojirou

    Kojirou Member

    Feb 18, 2009
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    This is a good sign, but there is something I have been wondering.

    At the end of the day, while I hardly claim to be a model of virtue regarding it, online piracy is wrong, and the attitudes of people whom act like they are entitled to free music and games is insulting. When 95% of music downloads are illegal, when the pirate bay Skyrim torrent had an absolute ridiculous amount of seeders upon the release of the game ( can't remember details, but it was ridiculous) there is a very real problem. And stopping online piracy in and of itself does not necessarily equate censorship like I've seen some people proclaim.

    So, how do we actually deal with this problem, without unnecessarily impeding free speech?
  2. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Contributing Member

    Jul 21, 2009
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    You won't find much (at least not genuine) sympathy here man. I can't name one person that doesn't at least download songs off the internet. There are only a handful of people that don't torrent movies/games either.

    The only way to combat this problem is to leave it alone. The more publicity piracy and torrent sites are getting; the more people will flock over. Its not like the government can go in and arrest everyone that has ever torrented a file online, and even if they try the fallout would be catastrophic.
  3. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member
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    Jul 24, 2007
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    I don't think there really is any practical way of stopping piracy. Prior to the internet people were copying music on audiotape and movies on videotape. The entertainment industry needs to find other ways of distributing media and through the popularity of Netflix, Pandora and Hulu shows that there are ways that they can and still make a profit.

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