StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 17:20:
ASeven wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 16:54:
Though you saying everyone has an agenda is hilarious since you did say earlier in this thread that the internet should be regulated by laws to fight piracy. Once someone says such enormous aberration out of their mouths anything else they may say on the current discussion is rendered moot and worthless. The whole internet didn't fight SOPA and PIPA and now ACTA just because they were in a mood.
I didn't say it should be, I said it will be, which makes sense overall because things always go down this way. And I didn't say any current model is right or proper.
As for the whole internet fighting it, 90% were sheep. Most of them didn't even have a clue it only applied to foreign based websites, they were all saying youtube was gonna fall.
Anyway, my main point is that when people take advantage of freedoms to do shit that hurts those in power creating jobs the government is gonna smack that freedom down. Happens over and over and over again.
Wow... are you for real? You accuse that 90% of people fighting SOPA were sheep and then you blather loud and clear like one. Wow.
Here's a quick way of saying it, my style: Fuck off. Taking away freedoms has happened too much and it has reached a critical point, otherwise the whole internet wouldn't rise up to fight such laws as they did. Or the Pirate Party who defends internet and personal freedom wouldn't be right now the third fucking biggest party in Germany
that according to polls will win a lot of seats in the German govt. OR in Austria where it's the 4th biggest party now, I believe. You wouldn't see the rise of these parties if people were sheep as you claim. Or how Poland and many Eastern European countries had HUGE street protests against ACTA and it was so bad even Polish MPs wore Guy Fawkes/Anonymous masks on the motherfucking Polish parliament. In fact these protests have pretty much killed ACTA in Europe since the Eastern countries now are refusing to sign that EU treaty, therefore rendering it completely void for all EU. This is not a sign of sheepish people, on the contrary, it's a sign of informed people who are sick of this shit.
No sorry, just fuck off. It won't be due to sheep like you, and yes you are the sheep here, that will lie down and take it in the ass that MY personal freedom and the freedoms of everyone around it will be taken away. And if you think that it will happen, just look at what will happen with CISPA now as the net is stirring again.
A small group abusing things IS NOT a fucking excuse to destroy freedom for all just because a tiny elitist group wants it.