questionswhat is woot.com's stance on sopa?

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SOPA would do many things. Stopping online piracy is not one of them.

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@rprebel: that seems to be the just of it

what brought about this question is the new moofi: http://moofi.woot.com/moofi/justdoingourpart
which i thought was hilarious but it also made me wonder woots views.

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SOPA will never pass. Keep fighting it anyway though.

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It's more than a bit unsettling to know the reach of influence the US government has over not just the States, but the state of the internet as it exists today. I'm afraid that there is little we can do as individuals to prevent those in power from enacting any and all restrictions that they see fit.

I'd like to think there's something that can be done to prevent or even hinder the progression, but it feels like the bullseye has already been hit and the rest of the dominoes will begin to fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

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This article shows Amazon's views on SOPA.

Judging by what is displayed on moffi, I would say they are following with Amazon in being against SOPA.

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What online company would ever be for SOPA? the basic of it is "if your website is found to have any piracy, or suspicion of piracy, then we can order your ISP and all DNS providers to kill any connection to the site." How that could ever fit in with the idea of "innocent until proven guilty" is beyond me, but hey, I live in a pipe dream where I don't believe the police would arbitrarily mace and mercilessly beat people who were engaged in non-violent quiet protest. I mean we're not in Soviet Russia, or Egypt.... Right...? Right....?

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Someone pass me the Tin Foil, I think the structural integrity of my hat is beginning to show signs of failure...

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I hate where our country is going and there is so little I can do about it I feel like a little mouse trying to lift a rhino. As far as elections go what is the point? Anyone who becomes a "front runner" or has any "viability in winning" is a total fraud. I had hope that Obama would stick up for civil rights but in fact he is as bad if not worse then Bush. I look at the republican options and cringe; Romney thinks we should "double Guantanamo", Santorum doesn't believe privacy is a right citizens have, Gingrich is completely bonkers, and while Ron Paul gets an A+ in the civil rights department he is not electable, his economic policies are too anti-mainstream.

It just makes me want to run into the streets like George Bailey in Bedford Falls and scream at the top of my lungs. It also makes me want to move to Norway, if only I could speak their language...

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At the SOPA... SOPA cabana... At the SOPA - we fell in love!

That about sums up my feelings about SOPA... it'll be as useful as barry manilow :)

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If you are interested in adding your name to petition in opposition to SOPA, act now. There is an online petition asking the Whitehouse and the President to veto any SOPA-like bill passed by Congress. Please visit the "We the People" section of the Whitehouse website.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/veto-sopa-bill-and-any-other-future-bills-threaten-diminish-free-flow-information/g3W1BscR

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@gojomoso: I think that moffi link answers your question. They clearly aren't being serious, this is woot, name the last serious product write-up you saw. They may not be as opposed to it as the big guns, Google, Facebook, etc that are threatening blackouts but they clearly oppose it.

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@mikeymet: Yeah, and even without this act. Several years ago the US government shut down a Canadian website because it provided information about growing drugs that are illegal in the US. The only justification that was offered was that US citizens were able to view the information. Imagine if some other country tried to do that in the US for websites that country didn't like.