The Funniest Internet Reactions to the Anti-SOPA Blackout

There are 6 comments on the www.ranker.com story from Jan 19, 2012, titled The Funniest Internet Reactions to the Anti-SOPA Blackout. In it, www.ranker.com reports that:

On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, several of the largest websites (including Wikipedia and Reddit) took their services down for part of the day - or even 24 straight hours - in protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation being discussed in Congress.

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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#1 Jan 19, 2012
One of the funniest things I read was--paraphrased--that under SOPA, a person pirating Michael Jackson songs would go to jail longer than the doctor who killed him.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#2 Jan 19, 2012
Far Away wrote:
One of the funniest things I read was--paraphrased--that under SOPA, a person pirating Michael Jackson songs would go to jail longer than the doctor who killed him.
And that Justin Beiber could be retroactively jailed for singing songs of other performers without their permission.

If you make a recording and your cell phone goes off, you could be arrested if you don't bleep out the ring tone, particularly if it is of a popular song.

If you post even a link to copyright content, you could be charged with a felony. It seems to me that the one posting the links should be rewarded for alerting authorities of the infringing content.

If you create original content, anyone could falsely accuse you of stealing their content and have you jailed, if only just to wipe out competition and ruin your name.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#3 Jan 20, 2012
PETA will demand that it is now illegal to paraphrase cats.
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#4 Jan 20, 2012
Our govt regulators need regulating...
Taxpayer

Medford, NY

#5 Jan 20, 2012
Who will police this and how much will it cost?.......us

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#6 Jan 20, 2012
It is interesting that they are so bold to work on this after signing the new terror bill.

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