SOPA and PIPA: What went wrong?

SOPA and PIPA: What went wrong?

There are 6 comments on the ITWorld Canada story from Jan 24, 2012, titled SOPA and PIPA: What went wrong?. In it, ITWorld Canada reports that:

Why a Web campaign derailed three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for laws that could have cut U.S. access to suspect foreign Web sites WASHINGTON -- For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial American copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade ... (more)

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John

Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

#1 Jan 25, 2012
The right wing (read Bush & company) wanted this in a bad way. They wanted to be able to punish anyone that dared to stand up to them. The Christian right wing wanted this as well for the same reason(s). They probably thought they could sneak it by just like they did on several other bills that now limit limit our free speech and other rights given to us by the constitution. http://www.9ame.co.uk/
We now need to go back and gut those bills and make it plain that we are not going to tolerate the fascism of the right wing.
tom

Faribault, MN

#2 Jan 25, 2012
When you try to attack the constitution like SOPA and PIPA did the people will be outraged.
total BS

Tucson, AZ

#3 Jan 25, 2012
tom wrote:
When you try to attack the constitution like SOPA and PIPA did the people will be outraged.
If only that were true!

People were outraged because they would be limited in what they could do on thye internet and it was a totally screwed up thing that was proposed but it had nothing to do with the Constituion.
If people truely cared about the Constitution then obama care would have been defeated, tarp would never have happened, and half the crap that gets pushed through by the Feds would never happen.
Sve

Stockholm, Sweden

#4 Jan 25, 2012
and here acta thanks to presidunce odumba. Maybe ussmen need to make some kind of global police stateor some kind of internet - police? One film from internet, which is illegal and under wall.
ussurf

York, PA

#5 Jan 25, 2012
Here's how Obama explained it,"Blah,Blah,Blah blah,Blah, Blah blah blah." I guess that pretty well sums it up, if you have any questions, consult your dictionary.
NDAA Unconstitutional

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 26, 2012
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/...

If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACTA

http://www.webpronews.com/president-obama-doe...

President Obama Doesn’t Support SOPA, But Signs ACTA?

Move over SOPA, tell ACTA the news? Or is this more of a case of “move over SOPA, it’s ACTA time?” Or does,“Stop! ACTA time!” work? For me, it’s “just when you thought it was safe to go back on the web, ACTA happens.”

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