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Otaku4Life

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PostSubject: Stop Online Piracy Act   Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:32 pm

I've been informed by TGWTG about US Congress deciding to vote for the "Stop Online Piracy Act" this month.
Will this bill put an end to "TGWTG" & "The Cinema Snob" for good?
Because I really don't want that to happen to one of my most favorite websites as well as my favorite film critic/Snob.
I've been currently working on my own web-based review series of my own and I don't want to suffer the same fate.
I understand that the bill is meant to "Stop Piracy", but does that include using film footage for an online review series?
The law now says that "the use of copyrighted footage for 'fair use' is legal".
If the Nostalgia Critic can win the battle against the makers of "The Room", than we can definitely win this battle as well.
I'm not sure what I'm telling is the truth or not, but I have the constitutional right to speak out whatever I feel.
Please share whatever thoughts you have with all fans of TGWTG & The Cinema Snob (including myself).
Peace Out!
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:08 am

true but all it takes if for large media congolmerates to tie up sites like this one up with frivolous lawsuits to drain them of their ability to make reviews regardless of what a court decides. Thats the slippery slope.
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:23 am

I dunno, some of the people who sponsored the bill took a 12 year old girl to court for sharing music. Nothing is beneath them.
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:41 pm

The good news: SOPA and PIPA are being pulled from consideration from voting

The bad news: They're only being pulled "for now". They'll be introduced once Congress comes to a consensus on the wording and laws of the bill.
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PostSubject: SOPA & PIPA Declared "Dead" by MPAA   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:25 pm

The CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America has announced that the SOPA & PIPA bills are officially "dead" and are never coming back.
We finally won a huge victory in the history of the Internet.
I'm very proud to help become a part of it.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-03/mpaa-ceo-chris-dodd/sopa-and-pipa-bills-are-dead
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:00 am

Yay!
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:52 am

Never forget to keep one eye open, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Stop Online Piracy Act   Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:30 am

The Dude wrote:
Never forget to keep one eye open, though.

Indeed, I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to pass a similarly worded (though just enough change to sound "different") bill at some point in the near future.
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