December 29 is 'Dump Go Daddy Day'

My idiots of the year award almost certainly will go to Netflix and Go Daddy, which tarnished their brands through nothing more than sheer stupidity (there are still five days in the month for your organization to royally screw up and claim the honor). Both companies tried to step back from the brink, only to watch tens of thousands of customers fly over the edge into the "frak you" abyss. I can't decide which company's actions is stupider; Go Daddy's idiocy is more recent, and the damage still unfolds.

In midsummer, Netflix raised prices and later proposed splitting into two companies. Following customer outrage, which included thousands of departures, Netflix nixed the split but not the price hike. Go Daddy's situation is potentially much worse. The registrar supported the Stop Online Piracy Act, only to change position on December 23, a day after updating reasons for standing behind the proposed legislation. SOPA support is over, but customer outrage -- and defection -- is not. December 29 has been dubbed "Dump Go Daddy Day", not that many of its customers are waiting that long.

Atlantic Wire reports that reddit user selfprodigy proposed December 29; selfprodigy is "moving my small businesses 51 domains away from them, as well as my personal domains...I'm suggesting Dec 29th as move your domain away from Go Daddy day because of their support of SOPA. Who's with me?"

Unless I'm mistaken, domaincontrol.com is Go Daddy's primary domain server, with more than 32,000,000. Recent activity is heavy. Early this afternoon, domaincontrol.com is among the three most active, with 22,542 domains transferred out just today and just 30,090 new ones or transfers in. That's according to DomainTools Daily Changes. But is that unusual? I looked back randomly ("in" refers to new or transfers in):

  • October 26: 54,773 in, 16,407 out
  • November 26: 41,100 in, 9,738 out
  • December 1: 60,966 in, 15,899 out
  • December 15: 95,828 in, 12,909 out
  • December 23: 53,477 in, 15,093 out

Unquestionably, the number of transfers out is up but it's not more than a nick -- customers have yet to even open a vein. It's one thing to say, "Hell, yeah, frak Go Daddy" and go elsewhere. It's another thing to do it. I've got 34 domains (mostly variants of just a few) with Go Daddy and, ironically, two expire on December 29. Changing registrars means spending money I can't afford. Surely, many other people have similar situation.

The question shouldn't be how many but whom? Go Daddy is domains on the cheap -- well compared to, say, Network Solutions, which for me, many Net longtimers, was my first registrar (back in the days when known as InterNic; I secured my first domain in August 1995). Is it the average Joe like me or people who might be affected by SOPA -- or perhaps both?

House representatives introduced SOPA in October, following Senate bill PROTECT IP introduced in May. (Review the bills: PROTECT IP. SOPA.) Either bill would give the government broad powers to take down websites, seize domains and compel search engines from indexing these properties. Little more than a request from copyright holders is necessary. It's essentially guilty-until-proven-innocent legislation that would punish the many for the sins of the few, while disrupting the fundamental attributes that made the Internet so successful and empowered so many individuals or businesses to accomplish so much.

Go Daddy had worked with Congress on the bill, last week suddenly doing a turnabout -- and like Netflix in response to customer outrage. "Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' currently working its way through US Congress", according to a December 23 press release. That's quite a bit different from "Go Daddy's position on SOPA", which posted to the registrar's support site a day earlier but was later replaced with: "We’ve listened to our customers. Go Daddy is no longer supporting the SOPA legislation". I saved the December 22 page as PDF for your review.

Go Daddy's turnabout doesn't satisfy some customers, as the proposed boycott shows. My question for you: Will you move your domain -- or take other business, such as web hosting -- from Go Daddy because of SOPA or PROTECT IP support? Please answer in comments and, please, give your reasons.

Based on the transfers-out data I see, Go Daddy's problem is more one of perception than meaningful customer losses. That said, domain prices go up everywhere next month. So time is right for a surge in new domain registrations or transfers, and that could work against Go Daddy. Perhaps there will be more to this story on December 30, eh?

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637 Responses to December 29 is 'Dump Go Daddy Day'

  1. nvic says:

    I personally don't have any domains with them, but a website I belong to already transferred away from them because of this.

    Worse, they screwed up the transfer and caused several hours of unneeded downtime.

    • Zerses says:

      GoDaddy is and has been a very bad company for several years.  The owner has NO idea what his company is doing at all...

      I agree, GoDaddy is a total screw-you operation.

    • Zerses says:

      GoDaddy is and has been a very bad company for several years.  The owner has NO idea what his company is doing at all...

      I agree, GoDaddy is a total screw-you operation.

    • Zerses says:

      GoDaddy is and has been a very bad company for several years.  The owner has NO idea what his company is doing at all...

      I agree, GoDaddy is a total screw-you operation.

      • concerned says:

        Part of the problem is the United States doesn't own the internet.  Will they block all foreign sites that also break the SOPA law?  No, so we lose hosting to companies overseas like we have most other jobs.  Can we start outsourcing politicians?

      • Zerses says:

        concerned:

        First there was no reply to your reply of my posting, my apologies for a lousy website that doesn't see that having a forum means that you might have a few or a dozen replies to a reply...

        Second, yes we have a problem.  You asked as a sarcastic remark more than a question "Can we start oursourcing our politicians? To which I reply, we already have.

        The fact that many of our "laws" are now passed without ANYONE reading them besides those who draft the silliness, is beyond insane.

        We don't have many in office today who ARE DOING THEIR JOBS and THEY are allowing OTHERS by delegation and by proxy to run our nation.

        It's time we broke up the states into communities that start to share the best of the best and get this nation into a state where one community betters another by  sharing what DOES work and by every community REJECTING what does NOT work.

        Small example:  Two cities I know of personally in Washington state have l.e.d. lights on every crosswalk - you can see them for QUITE a distance and they don't hurt your eyes when you approach in a car. 

        Other cities like Washington, GEORGIA had, while I lived there, many who were run over on their main road that held its hotels and restaurants!  Year after year, and summer after summer tourists from everywhere all over the WORLD were RUN OVER for lack of not only crosswalks (!) but of road lighting. 

        Washington STATE coast roads have NO markings WHATSOEVER!  You can literally go into another lane without realizing it EASILY.

        Our "laws" are wrong. 

        Every single "law" can be circumvented by someone clever enough.

        What SOPA and other "legislation" shows us is that WE are stupid for allowing OUR leaders to make LAWS that supposedly tell US what is RIGHT and WRONG INSTEAD of supposedly "protecting" us - which is their DUTY.

        When we finally GET that RIGHT and WRONG should be the ONLY criteria for businesses, schools,  the military, our government or any other entity in our lives, we will have the America we all thought we had in the first place.

  2. Kevin Dawes says:

    I have been transferring my business domains from NetSol to Go Daddy over the last few months and I still have more to go. I spent a lot of time researching the best/cheapest domain host and Go Daddy won for various reasons such as price and reliability. I am not starting that process over again because some whiny redditor says I should. If Go Daddy is reversing it's SOPA stance and will help fight for legislation that makes sense to internet users, then I will support them. Mistakes are made, but it if we learn from them, then they are not meaningless. I think Go Daddy has learned and I am willing to give them my business, for now.

  3. Kevin Dawes says:

    nvic,
    I'll bet if you look into any process that happens as a result of a third-party or vendor or even clerk, you will uncover many such instances. To put a spotlight on one that has some emotional newsworthiness and treat it as if it is exclusive in happenstance is ignoratnt and lacking in world vision. Let's all follow the leader and stop thinking for ourselves.

  4. Kevin Dawes says:

    nvic,
    I'll bet if you look into any process that happens as a result of a third-party or vendor or even clerk, you will uncover many such instances. To put a spotlight on one that has some emotional newsworthiness and treat it as if it is exclusive in happenstance is ignoratnt and lacking in world vision. Let's all follow the leader and stop thinking for ourselves.

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  44. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  45. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  46. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  47. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  48. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  49. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  50. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  51. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  52. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  53. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  54. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  55. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  56. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  57. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  58. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  59. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

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      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

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      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

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    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

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    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Online piracy robs artists of their work"

      and draconian laws rob law-abiding people of their freedom. The trick is to find the right balance. SOPA ain't it.

    • TroyGates says:

      Autodesk is a company with some of the most pirated applications on the Internet and even they don't support SOPA. What does that tell you about the law?

    • PC_Tool says:

      Not supporting SOPA != supporting theft.*cough*.or even copyright infringement. 

      One can be in staunch opposition of both.  Both are extremes.

  60. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  61. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  62. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  63. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  64. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  65. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  66. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  67. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  68. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  69. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  70. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  71. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  72. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  73. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  74. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  75. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  76. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  77. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  78. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  79. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  80. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  81. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  82. Joseph Shanabarger says:

    I support SOPA. Online piracy robs artists of their work while supporting big businesses who make billions in advertising revenue from "file sharing programs". Furthermore, the video and audio from these programs often look and sound like crap. I don't know why anyone would support theft.

  83. Darr Darr says:

    The boycott target after GoDaddy should be Disney.

    Including ESPN, ABC and anyone who advertises on their networks.

    With all the versions of disney ‘classics’ I’ve bought, on VHS, then DVD (and no doubt Blu-Rays will be pushed next), it really strikes me as disingenuous for them to be claiming online piracy is hurting their profits.

    I must say of all the pirated crap I’ve noticed online over the years I don’t ever recall seeing a disney flick among them, so their backing of this bill totally doesn’t make financial sense to me.

    They should be worried about chinese knockoff mills, not people downloading non-existent copies of their stuff.

    Next they'll be wrangling amendments to it so they can't be held liable for false SOPA claims filed on their behalf (kinda like the way ATT got a free pass from congress after they gave Bush/Vader the warrantless tap for Carnivore and got caught at it thanks to a whistleblower).

  84. bob kelly says:

    So we have a bunch of dishonorable people who pirate all sorts of intellectual property and are complaining when the rightful owners are asserting their rights. Copyright infringement is a criminal act and yes, Don, "Little more than a request" is required for a preliminary injunction and protection of the IP.  You’re probably too young to remember when Apple had the Marshal’s Service confiscate customer lists and computers because the imports of knockoffs like the “Pineapple” infringed on Apple’s copyrighted firmware.  There was no fuss then because Apple was right. 

    I can't see anything wrong with SOPA and Godaddy's support.  I have no dog in this fight, but I don’t steal and I want people who do steal to be stopped and punished.  This is just good for society.

    • copying is not theft. If I steal, you have none. If I copy, we both have 1.

      • jeremylanza says:

        i dont understand, that is so hard to grasp. what about my "intellectual properties" people do not grasp the concept of a free internet. :First they came for the soicalists...." Never forget this.

      • Frank Burton says:

        You know I remember when this was never a problem making copies on tape. Nobody cared, not that it was encouraged but it was about artists getting their music out and expanding their fan base. It was the advertising for the concert coming to you soon and they made their money from that with ticket sales,  Tshirts, etc. This is nothing more than the unfortunately common corporate greed running the country into the ground. The American eagle that used to soar up high, now is just a pawn of corporate greed. Profits is the only reason prices keep rising while the economy slumps and people flounder. The American people are the only ones that should be "too big to fail"!

      • Anonymous says:

        To Frank Burton:

        Yes, they DID care. The recording companies fought both cassette tapes and VCRs, tooth and nail. They just lost in court, that's all. The courts said that they could not suppress a technology simply because it MIGHT be used sometimes for illegal purposes.

        Ironically, it was the Sony Betamax decision that allowed people to record their own audio and video tapes. Today, Sony is a big "content owner", and so had taken the opposite legal side. It doesn't get more hypocritical than that.

    • copying is not theft. If I steal, you have none. If I copy, we both have 1.

    • copying is not theft. If I steal, you have none. If I copy, we both have 1.

    • copying is not theft. If I steal, you have none. If I copy, we both have 1.

    • Dan Moses says:

      bob kelly, you don't understand. Your black/white "I don't steal" assertion is simply childish. Corporations have used their political influence to over-extend intellectual property rights. (For instance, Apple just won a patent for slide-to-unlock. What exactly are they patenting, slide or unlock? What if someone had patented push-button-to-go-to-3rd-floor?) They are the thieves that need to be stopped and punished. Those who protest injustice are also good for society; and "illegal" downloading of overprotected, overpriced goods of corporations that "own" unreasonable granted-monopolies is a valid form of protest.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree. Also, I would like somebody to explain to me why small companies like yours should be forced to act as "copyright police" for the big media studios, who are the only ones who will profit from such an arrangment?

        Wow, it's quite a scam, isn't it? Wouldn't it be nice to find a way to get other people to guarantee you a profit, at their own expense? It's a greedy man's wet-dream.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I co-own a hosting company and domain name registration service - a small one. Part of the reason GoDaddy supports SOPA is that it reduces the safe harbor we have been operating under related to content. This means companies in my field will have to have employees monitoring our customers content. Big companies like GoDaddy can afford to do this, but us small fish? Less so. Many small companies will go under, or be forced to raise prices. Which will be good for GoDaddy. That's why they support this, in my opinion.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • No, the good of society is an open internet, which allows small business to flourish and erodes the government awarded land grab on the public's CULTURE. Copyright term limits are RIDICULOUS and should never have been granted an extension.

      So now you are advocating for the same groups that were able to ROBBER baron the public domain once to rob us again via TAXES so that the government can be made to do their dirty work?  All in order to prop up a failing business model, for groups who feel they are entitled to profits ... the true "Entitlement Culture".

      SOPA does away with the presumption of innocence and puts too much power in the hands of groups who have been *PROVEN* to abuse that power.

      These same groups have been found to have WILLFULLY violated copyright law themselves all while touting the banner of "We must stop those filthy pirates from destroying America's profits!"

      Keep on shilling "bob kelly".. you are doing ur country a great disservice.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hello there, astroturfer "bob kelly"! How much does astroturfing pay these days anyway?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. Piracy is a criminal act. When you catch a perpetrator, punish them. But this is a whole nuther kettle o' fish. The act aims to PREVENT the crime from happening by putting in place draconian restrictions and government powers that far exceed the simple act of punishing a crime.

      A single-minded focus on the evils of the criminal leads to the loss of freedoms for the rest of us. That is what this fight is about. You DO have a dog in this fight, whether you realize it or not.

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Dan says:

      You clearly don't understand what the bills state. The government would be able to seize webpages at the RIAA request. Sites like Youtube would cease to exists. It is fascist legislation at its best. 

      Imagine Hitler running the internet and you might have a pretty good idea of what these bill propose. You're not a Nazi, are you bob kelly?

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm against the government passing legislation. This applies to just about everything they're doing. SOPA, the suspension of habeus corpus via H.R. 1540 "National Defense Authorization Act", among others makes me sick.

      For you to support junk legislation designed to benefit corporate and governmental interest makes you one of "THEM", an enemy of the people.

      "Artists" who've jumped on the RIAA bandwagon are the only ones who care about this tripe. It's trivial at its best, piracy rates in the U.S.S.A. are low. This won't affect china, and real artists make their money by performing for fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      Authoritarian policies will produce more theft, but your concept of value here is bit off. The present revenue channels for movies, music and entertainment already exist. The artists are poor because unnecessary production and media companies take the lion's share. There are ways to stop the biggest infringers without a corporate fascist takeover on the net.

    • Anonymous says:

      "... people who pirate all sorts of intellectual property and are complaining when the rightful owners are asserting their rights. Copyright infringement is a criminal act..."

      Wrong. "Piracy" is defined as the act of illegally copying copyrighted material for the purpose of selling it and making commercial profit. Fewer than 1 in 1000 (my guess would be less than 1 in 10,000) of downloaders are "pirates", in any legal sense. And though actual piracy is, indeed, a crime, downloading is not. That is mere infringement and is a civil matter, not a crime at all.

      Although this legislation is ostensibly about "pirates", it is really not, at all. It is aimed at the little guy... the infringer, not the pirate. Never mind that in most cases the infringer would not have made a purchase anyway (often because they simply don't have the money), and so there was never any "loss" to the artists and studios anyway.

      No... what the legislation is really about is criminalizing a vast number of citizens who are not doing any real harm to anyone. Studies have shown this again and again and again. If anything, corporate profits have gone UP right along with the number of downloaders. There is little to no evidence that these people are causing "losses" at all. As opposed to genuine pirates. No, this is designed to guarantee more profits to an industry that refuses to simply provide a good product at prices the public wishes to pay.

      If you can't see anything wrong with SOPA, you are living in the wrong country.

    • PC_Tool says:

      "So we have a bunch of dishonorable people who pirate all sorts of
      intellectual property and are complaining when the rightful owners are
      asserting their rights."

      Your understanding of the situation is utterly flawed.  What we have here are concerned citizens protesting a bill that threatens to take away the rights of companies and individuals without due process or presumption of innocence.  The bill threatens freedom of speech and brings us one very *big* step closer to the government being able to shut down anyone and anything they feel does not support their agenda.

      What you also see here, especially when you look in the mirror, are people who support SOPA and the stripping away of our basic human rights denouncing any who disagree with them and calling them "pirates" or "thieves" in an effort to minimize the the legitimacy of their opinions.

    • PC_Tool says:

      "So we have a bunch of dishonorable people who pirate all sorts of
      intellectual property and are complaining when the rightful owners are
      asserting their rights."

      Your understanding of the situation is utterly flawed.  What we have here are concerned citizens protesting a bill that threatens to take away the rights of companies and individuals without due process or presumption of innocence.  The bill threatens freedom of speech and brings us one very *big* step closer to the government being able to shut down anyone and anything they feel does not support their agenda.

      What you also see here, especially when you look in the mirror, are people who support SOPA and the stripping away of our basic human rights denouncing any who disagree with them and calling them "pirates" or "thieves" in an effort to minimize the the legitimacy of their opinions.

  85. bob kelly says:

    So we have a bunch of dishonorable people who pirate all sorts of intellectual property and are complaining when the rightful owners are asserting their rights. Copyright infringement is a criminal act and yes, Don, "Little more than a request" is required for a preliminary injunction and protection of the IP.  You’re probably too young to remember when Apple had the Marshal’s Service confiscate customer lists and computers because the imports of knockoffs like the “Pineapple” infringed on Apple’s copyrighted firmware.  There was no fuss then because Apple was right. 

    I can't see anything wrong with SOPA and Godaddy's support.  I have no dog in this fight, but I don’t steal and I want people who do steal to be stopped and punished.  This is just good for society.

  86. Fox Fan says:

    I don't support SOPA or GoDaddy, but I do support their Superbowl ads.

  87. Fox Fan says:

    I don't support SOPA or GoDaddy, but I do support their Superbowl ads.

  88. Anonymous says:

    GoDaddy have only changed their minds about being open about crapping on their customers. They'll still support this sort of bill as far as they can without letting on too strongly; being in on it they stand to make enough to destroy the majority of their customer base and not even notice.

    I can't seem to work out how all these people are making such fantastic savings over other low cost registrars with much more respect for their users. Unfortunately people who register with GoDaddy are not just punishing themselves, but threatening the future of the internet as a whole.

  89. Anonymous says:

    GoDaddy have only changed their minds about being open about crapping on their customers. They'll still support this sort of bill as far as they can without letting on too strongly; being in on it they stand to make enough to destroy the majority of their customer base and not even notice.

    I can't seem to work out how all these people are making such fantastic savings over other low cost registrars with much more respect for their users. Unfortunately people who register with GoDaddy are not just punishing themselves, but threatening the future of the internet as a whole.

    • Zerses says:

      The "founder" doesn't have a CLUE how bad his company is or how badly it is being perceived by past customers, me being one of those PAST customers!

    • Zerses says:

      The "founder" doesn't have a CLUE how bad his company is or how badly it is being perceived by past customers, me being one of those PAST customers!

  90. Anonymous says:

    GoDaddy have only changed their minds about being open about crapping on their customers. They'll still support this sort of bill as far as they can without letting on too strongly; being in on it they stand to make enough to destroy the majority of their customer base and not even notice.

    I can't seem to work out how all these people are making such fantastic savings over other low cost registrars with much more respect for their users. Unfortunately people who register with GoDaddy are not just punishing themselves, but threatening the future of the internet as a whole.

  91. Anonymous says:

    GoDaddy have only changed their minds about being open about crapping on their customers. They'll still support this sort of bill as far as they can without letting on too strongly; being in on it they stand to make enough to destroy the majority of their customer base and not even notice.

    I can't seem to work out how all these people are making such fantastic savings over other low cost registrars with much more respect for their users. Unfortunately people who register with GoDaddy are not just punishing themselves, but threatening the future of the internet as a whole.

  92. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but SOPA is just another power grab by goofernment, and we don't need any more of that.  GoDaddy didn't do themselves any favors by not thinking things through to figure out the unintended consequences.

  93. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but SOPA is just another power grab by goofernment, and we don't need any more of that.  GoDaddy didn't do themselves any favors by not thinking things through to figure out the unintended consequences.

  94. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but SOPA is just another power grab by goofernment, and we don't need any more of that.  GoDaddy didn't do themselves any favors by not thinking things through to figure out the unintended consequences.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't you think GoDaddy thought it through? The thing is, GoDaddy would be EXEMPT from SOPA with the current draft. That'd give them a huge advantage over upstarts. 

      Fuck'em. Fuck'em hard.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't you think GoDaddy thought it through? The thing is, GoDaddy would be EXEMPT from SOPA with the current draft. That'd give them a huge advantage over upstarts. 

      Fuck'em. Fuck'em hard.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't you think GoDaddy thought it through? The thing is, GoDaddy would be EXEMPT from SOPA with the current draft. That'd give them a huge advantage over upstarts. 

      Fuck'em. Fuck'em hard.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't you think GoDaddy thought it through? The thing is, GoDaddy would be EXEMPT from SOPA with the current draft. That'd give them a huge advantage over upstarts. 

      Fuck'em. Fuck'em hard.

  95. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  96. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  97. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  98. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  99. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  100. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  101. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  102. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  103. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

  104. ilev says:

    Wikipedia is dumping GoDaddy as well :

    @jimmy_wales
    Jimmy Wales
    I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names 
    will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is 
    unacceptable to us.

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  115. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • Dan says:

      The problem with your "profession", if you are even an actor with any real credentials, is you over value your profession. It is like an artist that pisses on a canvas and asks for $100,000 for it, not happening.

      The music and video industry have not even tried to adapt with the digital change. Many artists, (Nine Inch Nails and CK Louis just to name a few) have proven that if you release a GOOD product and ask nicely to pay for it, people will. 

      People are tired of being taken advantage of by the media industry. Suing 13 year old girls for hundreds of thousands of dollars and producing crappy 3D movies that cost $20 to see. Give the people the option to do the right thing and you might be surprised with the results.

      Also, there are plenty of studies that have shown that anti-pirating techniques actually increase the incidence of pirating. If you give reasonable options people will actually buy the products.

      Finally, I don't condone stealing or bad acting.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • You are absolutely right... oh wait.. what's that I hear? The big corporations tried to keep pricing the same on media once it went digital EVEN THOUGH THEY NO LONGER HAD TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION?
      What's that you say? That same saved money didn't end up back in the hands of the "musicians, actors, performers, writers"... but instead in the pockets of "the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to"...

      What a shocker.

      Backers of SOPA: The true thieves.

    • Bruce Burns says:

      The bottom line is NOT theft.  The bottom line is yet another standard inappropriate relationship with big business and our self-serving politicians with their hands out.  When a multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation points its fingers at people who share music/videos, etc what they are really saying is "I don't like that we have to adapt to the new environment we all have equal access too called the internet so instead of adapting to the persistent evolution of technology I'm going to hold my breath, bribe my law-makers and point to everyone else riding the wave of that technology into the present by calling overly-eager-to-have-my-music consumers "pirates" when every single person who can afford a computer and can access the internet has the ability to collect said entertainment the same way."

      And just so you know the silly word Pirate which is a spin manufactured by the multi-national corporations has given rise to The Pirate Party in both Europe and the US.  In Europe people have actually won elections from the Pirate Party.  It is only matter of time before they do in the US.  Resistance is futile, adapt or get left behind.

    • Megan Gale says:

      Let's be honest; only tech nerds prefer to get their media from the net in the first place. If you have to watch something on a smartphone, a tablet, a pc screen, or any other uncomfortable, inconvenient high tech medium, you sure as hell don't want to pay full-price for it. If the MPAA, RIAA etc, were interested in anything other than short-sighted preservation of the status quo, they'd have done something about extortionary prices on movie tickets, live show ticket surcharges, cd costs, etc, but they didn't.
      If they truly want to stop people from getting films and tunes without paying for them (historically known as "stealing") then they should take some steps to make it reasonable to get the stuff legally.
      You know, rebuke Ticketmaster and the major film studios for gouging buyers with surcharges and soaring percentages, respectively. Lobby for a reduction in the cost of cds. So many options. But now, a decade after napster, they're still trying to close Pandora's box and stop people from doing this thing that they actually feel like they have a right to do? Good freaking luck!
      It's a sad time to be a working entertainer, that's for sure.

      • Anonymous says:

        "If they truly want to stop people from getting films and tunes without
        paying for them (historically known as "stealing") then they should take
        some steps to make it reasonable to get the stuff legally"

        I will repeat this again, as I already have several times: copyright infringement is NOT STEALING. It is not theft. It is a separate area of the law, and it is that way for good reasons. Copyright infringement is a civil infraction, not a crime. Theft is a crime. Go read about it, THEN come back and give an opinion.

        I think your reasoning is good, but you should really learn something about the actual law and how it works.

    • jeremylanza says:

      for those that are not bright enough to know the difference FILE SHARING IS NOT STEALING and is not analogous to walking in a store, grabbing something and leaving without paying for it. more closely resembles taking a beautiful hanging picture off of the wall placing it on a xerox copier and making a copy of the picture for you to enjoy and then replacing the picture back onto the wall. simple simple concept, if you went to high school you should be able to grasp the breadth of what i am describing. NOT STEALING IT IS SHARING GET OVER IT!!!

      • Jim Waltrip says:

        That is foolish....  How would you like it if you were the arist of said picture.  Any you are trying to sell the picture, so you can pay rent, eat, etc.

        But nobody is buying the picture, because they keep taking it off the wall and copying it in a photocopier.

        Pretty soon, you have no incentive to create any more art.

        Copying other peoples work, without compensating them, is stealing.

      • Jim Waltrip says:

        That is foolish....  How would you like it if you were the arist of said picture.  Any you are trying to sell the picture, so you can pay rent, eat, etc.

        But nobody is buying the picture, because they keep taking it off the wall and copying it in a photocopier.

        Pretty soon, you have no incentive to create any more art.

        Copying other peoples work, without compensating them, is stealing.

      • Jim Waltrip says:

        That is foolish....  How would you like it if you were the arist of said picture.  Any you are trying to sell the picture, so you can pay rent, eat, etc.

        But nobody is buying the picture, because they keep taking it off the wall and copying it in a photocopier.

        Pretty soon, you have no incentive to create any more art.

        Copying other peoples work, without compensating them, is stealing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Jim Waltrip is another shill/astroturfer. If you don't get paid you won't create more art? BULLSH'T! True artists will create art regardless, because that's their passion!

      • Anonymous says:

        To Jim Waltrip:

        "Copying other peoples work, without compensating them, is stealing."

        No, it is not. That is the law. And he is not "foolish"... he is demonstrating that he knows more about the law than you do. And the law is that way for good reason.

        Do you think copyright infringement (short of actual copying and selling, which is indeed a crime) and theft were made separate areas of the law by some kind of accident? Or do you acknowledge that those who came before us, and created these laws, actually might have been able to THINK?

        Go read about the law, and why it is what it is. Then maybe come back and have a discussion. As it stands, you are making yourself look like a fool.

    • Brandon Henry says:

      I moved my domain to go daddy this year because I had a alternative media show site hosted in the uk they passed similar laws as this.  They seized my domain saying my show I was streaming was copyrighted after one complaint.  the show was not copyrighted it was me sitting in front of a web cam talking about the daily news.  It took me weeks to get my domain back and had a massive loss of audience.  I feel bad for the artist that loose money for piracy but this law will make it legal to suspend peoples domains without proof that there site is actually illegal or not.  Domains are peoples property and no property should be taken away from a citizen without a court order.   This law will make it legal to do this.   To answer your question for ideas to help protect these musicians and actors.  GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM!  SUE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STEALING YOUR WORK.  THESE LAWS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.  Not going through the court system and seizing peoples property is wrong! 

    • Brandon Henry says:

      I moved my domain to go daddy this year because I had a alternative media show site hosted in the uk they passed similar laws as this.  They seized my domain saying my show I was streaming was copyrighted after one complaint.  the show was not copyrighted it was me sitting in front of a web cam talking about the daily news.  It took me weeks to get my domain back and had a massive loss of audience.  I feel bad for the artist that loose money for piracy but this law will make it legal to suspend peoples domains without proof that there site is actually illegal or not.  Domains are peoples property and no property should be taken away from a citizen without a court order.   This law will make it legal to do this.   To answer your question for ideas to help protect these musicians and actors.  GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM!  SUE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STEALING YOUR WORK.  THESE LAWS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.  Not going through the court system and seizing peoples property is wrong! 

    • Brandon Henry says:

      I moved my domain to go daddy this year because I had a alternative media show site hosted in the uk they passed similar laws as this.  They seized my domain saying my show I was streaming was copyrighted after one complaint.  the show was not copyrighted it was me sitting in front of a web cam talking about the daily news.  It took me weeks to get my domain back and had a massive loss of audience.  I feel bad for the artist that loose money for piracy but this law will make it legal to suspend peoples domains without proof that there site is actually illegal or not.  Domains are peoples property and no property should be taken away from a citizen without a court order.   This law will make it legal to do this.   To answer your question for ideas to help protect these musicians and actors.  GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM!  SUE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STEALING YOUR WORK.  THESE LAWS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.  Not going through the court system and seizing peoples property is wrong! 

    • Brandon Henry says:

      I moved my domain to go daddy this year because I had a alternative media show site hosted in the uk they passed similar laws as this.  They seized my domain saying my show I was streaming was copyrighted after one complaint.  the show was not copyrighted it was me sitting in front of a web cam talking about the daily news.  It took me weeks to get my domain back and had a massive loss of audience.  I feel bad for the artist that loose money for piracy but this law will make it legal to suspend peoples domains without proof that there site is actually illegal or not.  Domains are peoples property and no property should be taken away from a citizen without a court order.   This law will make it legal to do this.   To answer your question for ideas to help protect these musicians and actors.  GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM!  SUE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STEALING YOUR WORK.  THESE LAWS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.  Not going through the court system and seizing peoples property is wrong! 

    • Be good enough that people will go to your concerts? How did musicians and singers make money before here were any recording devices? Certainly wasn't by sitting back and watching their CD's sell. They actually had to, you know, got off their ass and sing for people at concerts and events.

      • mshulman says:

        So you think just because technology allows people to earn revenue in ways that weren't possible before that its ok to steal their work?

        Musicians today do work.  They actually create the music that people can buy on CD or MP3.  They also still perform concerts.  Someone sneaking in to the concert to listen for free would be arrested, so why should it be any different for someone trying to steal their music by downloading it for free without buying it?

        One huge advantage we have today is that music is cheaper then its ever been.  Like one song an artist sings, just buy that one MP3.  Prior to technology like this, you had to buy the entire album whether you liked it or not.

      • Anonymous says:

        Holy crap. mshulman is yet another astroturfer.

    • PC_Tool says:

      lmao...

      "We don't ask you to work for free"

      We don't ask you to work ... at all.  There are all kinds of solutions out there that have been proven to work.  Many of them among the suggestions below.  likely, as with the rest of your "industry", you'll blow them off. 

      SOPA is not a solution as it gives far too much power to not even you guys...but the government.

      How will you be singing the praises of SOPA when the Gov takes down the site advertising your latest movie because the disagree with the content?

    • PC_Tool says:

      lmao...

      "We don't ask you to work for free"

      We don't ask you to work ... at all.  There are all kinds of solutions out there that have been proven to work.  Many of them among the suggestions below.  likely, as with the rest of your "industry", you'll blow them off. 

      SOPA is not a solution as it gives far too much power to not even you guys...but the government.

      How will you be singing the praises of SOPA when the Gov takes down the site advertising your latest movie because the disagree with the content?

    • Anonymous says:

      WC is yet another astroturfer.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your argument does not work on several levels. First, it is the studios themselves that are notorious for claiming all the revenue then cooking the books so they show no "profit" and don't have to pay out to the performers. Lay the blame where it is actually due.

      The fact is that the movie and recording industries made record profits AGAIN this year. If you're not getting paid, you should be looking at them, not the paltry amount of theoretical "losses" due to downloading (99.9% or more of it isn't "piracy"). Studies have repeatedly and consistently shown that most of the claimed "losses" are as imaginary as your line of argument.

      There is NO known, genuine relationship between the amount of downloading that goes on, and the profits of the media industries. If anything, there is a POSITIVE correlation. Study after study have shown this. But if you, as an actor, sign your rights away to a corporation that everybody knows -- including you if you have half a brain -- is ripping you off, stop bitching and blaming others for it.

    • Also, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!:)

  116. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

  117. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

  118. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

  119. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

  120. WC says:

    the bottom-line here if theft: so for those of you that are against SOPA, I'm eager to hear ways to make sure the musicians, actors, performers, writers and the people that bring us the things we watch and listen to  should be compensated. We don't ask you to work for free: Imagine that an actor like me walks into the store and takes whatever I want without paying because I think it should be free, or I hire someone to work on my house and steal their labors because I feel like it. You may think you're giving it to the big corporations, but in the end you're just hurting us, the people who labor to bring you the the sound and the film and words that many of you live around.

  121. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  122. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  123. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  124. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  125. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  126. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  127. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  128. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  129. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  130. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  131. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  132. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  133. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  134. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  135. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

  136. Eric Olsen says:

    GoDaddy!  How about GovDaddy?

    I don't agree with placing the Netflix and GoDaddy faux pas in the same category as there was a direct cost to the consumer for the Netflix decision.  What would be interesting to know is whether or not all those domain owners so quick to leave GoDaddy as a sign of protest have been so quick to write the GovDaddy and complain about the very existence of SOPA.

    You all should wish the government listened and responded to its constituents as quickly as either Netflix or GoDaddy have done for their respective customers.

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  163. Bruce Burns says:

    I'm always impressed by how well your blog does.  My wife and I do quite a bit of internet marketing as well as support other larger business entities in the same biz.  We all use GoDaddy and I'm actually MORE IMPRESSED that GoDaddy took a intolerable (customer wise) position then changed it so quickly than if they had taken such an intolerable position and held their breath for the long term customer reaction.  My loyalty to GoDaddy has been tested before with non HOSTING related events, but the simple bottom line is that GoDaddy makes it hard for other hosting companies to compete with them with outstanding customer service and the fact that they will pretty much find a way to sell you anything you want in the realm of hosting as well as cut you deal after deal to get more business with you or at least maintain the business they already have with you.  Oh and we've had NO downtime with them yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Except it seems GoDaddy just lied. They said they pulled their support, but haven't done so on the record yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Except it seems GoDaddy just lied. They said they pulled their support, but haven't done so on the record yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Except it seems GoDaddy just lied. They said they pulled their support, but haven't done so on the record yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Except it seems GoDaddy just lied. They said they pulled their support, but haven't done so on the record yet.

    • MAFIAAFire says:

      Nice fairy tale, try getting a job at Disney... you are under appreciated at GoDaddy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well Bruce, either you work for them and are attempting to do a bit of under-the-radar damage control, or you are badly misinformed about the subject you've chosen to address. Either way, your comment is misleading, at best. "Changed" , despite your implication, is not equal to 'active reversal'.

      In keeping with the craven nature of their board and it's members, they have taken the most financially advantageous position... They have not changed their tune, they've just turned down the volume. Their support for SOPA - vocal and financial - are all on the record/in the coffers. They still support SOPA (they haven't taken their lobbying money or donations back, to my knowledge), as they are not actively denouncing it. Considering the egregious, anti-American, anti-citizen nature of the bill, moving to a position of stated "neutrality" (silent support, in other words) is not significant enough to be credited as 'change' by any genuine measure.

      Go Daddy doesn't like you, Bruce. They care nothing for your rights as a citizen, and they care nothing for the net as a whole. They are a company, and their sole concern is profit. They have no interest in civic responsibility - they live in a world where shareholder resposibility is the only guiding 'principle'. If the further destruction of the founding principles of the net serves to increase those profits, they are for it - if it doesn't, they are against it.

      We live under a system that relies on checks and balances. As personal profit is their only motive, it is up to us to provide a check on the actions they take in service to that motive. It is up to us to balance their desire for profit with the right and proper necessity of keeping the internet open and free.

      Same question, different century.... Which side are you on, folks.... Which side are you on?

    • Anonymous says:

      "[GoDaddy CEO] Adelman couldn’t commit to changing its position on the
      record in Congress when asked about that, but said “I’ll take that back
      to our legislative guys, but I agree that’s an important step.” But when
      pressed, he said “We’re going to step back and let others take
      leadership roles.” He felt that the public statement removing their
      support would be sufficient for now, though further steps would be
      considered."

      http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/23/godaddy-ceo-there-has-to-be-consensus-about-the-leadership-of-the-internet-community/

      Not a reversal, or change, by any measure.

  164. Zerses says:

    Go Daddy is one of the WORST spammers. 

    I removed my name from their website and turned off all contact with them after receiving HUNDREDS of emails a MONTH from this HORRID website hosting/registrar.

    There are honorable website registrars but GoDaddy isn't one of them!

  165. Zerses says:

    Go Daddy is one of the WORST spammers. 

    I removed my name from their website and turned off all contact with them after receiving HUNDREDS of emails a MONTH from this HORRID website hosting/registrar.

    There are honorable website registrars but GoDaddy isn't one of them!

  166. Zerses says:

    Good job getting THIS story on the front page of google news!!!!

  167. I am probably not going to move my accounts from GoDaddy on the 29th, but if they continue to support the likes of SOPA and PIPA I will when renewal time comes around.

    The problems with SOPA and PIPA are not in the controversy of IP rights, but in the complete surrender of the Internet to corporate power and greed.  Even if the insane expansion of copyright of recent years were defensible, the arbitrary punishment of the accused and anyone standing around in the vicinity without any sort of due process is unacceptable -- and unconstitutional.

  168. jeremylanza says:

    if an entertainer can not make a living, they should go wait tables, become a stripper, escort, hooker, work at freaking mcdonalds. you get no sympathy for failing or not being smart enough to change your job when you are not making enough money. if you do not want people to copy and archive or share your "hard earned work" dont put it out for public consumption, or put better copyright protections in the media (LMFAO). this bill is far reaching and violating both a free internet and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

  169. jeremylanza says:

    if an entertainer can not make a living, they should go wait tables, become a stripper, escort, hooker, work at freaking mcdonalds. you get no sympathy for failing or not being smart enough to change your job when you are not making enough money. if you do not want people to copy and archive or share your "hard earned work" dont put it out for public consumption, or put better copyright protections in the media (LMFAO). this bill is far reaching and violating both a free internet and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

    • Jae Kwon says:

      your tone makes it hard to agree with you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why? Someone's tone generally has nothing to do with whether they are stating facts. You should be agreeing or disagreeing based on the facts, not somebody's tone.

    • mshulman says:

      So a music entertainer today shouldn't produce music for distribution, they should only have concerts or play on the radio?

      I guess we should do away with TV and Movies as well and just have live performances of everything?

      You can disagree with the bill, but you make it sound like if someone produces an MP3 or digital video then everyone else should have the right to copy it as they want and there should be nothing wrong with that.

  170. jeremylanza says:

    if an entertainer can not make a living, they should go wait tables, become a stripper, escort, hooker, work at freaking mcdonalds. you get no sympathy for failing or not being smart enough to change your job when you are not making enough money. if you do not want people to copy and archive or share your "hard earned work" dont put it out for public consumption, or put better copyright protections in the media (LMFAO). this bill is far reaching and violating both a free internet and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

  171. jeremylanza says:

    if an entertainer can not make a living, they should go wait tables, become a stripper, escort, hooker, work at freaking mcdonalds. you get no sympathy for failing or not being smart enough to change your job when you are not making enough money. if you do not want people to copy and archive or share your "hard earned work" dont put it out for public consumption, or put better copyright protections in the media (LMFAO). this bill is far reaching and violating both a free internet and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

  172. Kevin & Mel Cancellieri says:

    Moved my business away from them two (2) years ago for ethical reasons. This is the frosting on the cake.

  173. Kevin & Mel Cancellieri says:

    Moved my business away from them two (2) years ago for ethical reasons. This is the frosting on the cake.

  174. Kevin & Mel Cancellieri says:

    Moved my business away from them two (2) years ago for ethical reasons. This is the frosting on the cake.

  175. Kevin & Mel Cancellieri says:

    Moved my business away from them two (2) years ago for ethical reasons. This is the frosting on the cake.

  176. Not Your Job says:

    godaddy sucks as a service provider in general, and this latest incident with SOPA is the last straw for me: I'll be transferring my 26 domains away from them, without a doubt.

  177. jeremylanza says:

    if "That is foolish....  How would you like it if you were the arist of said picture.  Any you are trying to sell the picture, so you can pay rent, eat, etc. "
    I WULD FIND A REAL JOB, AND OR TAKE THE PICTURE AWAY TO KEEP IT FROM BEING COPYED.
    But nobody is buying the picture, because they keep taking it off the wall and copying it in a photocopier.Pretty soon, you have no incentive to create any more art. <-- OH NO!!!! THIS IS CALLED CAPTALISM WELCOME TO THE US ECONOMIC SYSTEM.
     
    "Copying other peoples work, without compensating them, is stealing."  "IMAGINE SOMEONE STOLE YOUR CAR, BUT IT WAS STILL THERE IN THE MORNING." bottom line is the copying is copying and stealing is stealing. copying ≠ stealing GET OVER IT!!!

    • mshulman says:

      Copying something that is copyright protected is stealing.  That is not at all in question.  The world has changed and with that change, so have the way data can be accessed and stolen.

      What if you created the #1 hit on the radio.  Then you release it on MP3.  Being the number one radio hit would likely mean you'd make millions of the MP3 sale.  But instead, I'm the first to buy it and I then share it to everyone else in the world, so no one else buys it.  Am I not stealing money from you buy taking your work and then sharing it for others?  You'd just say "Oh.. well that's capitalism, I'm going to go get a new job"??  And that is not what capitalism is - capitalism is much more making sure you get compensated for your work.

      The only issue is how these copy rights are protected and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for.

      • Jae Kwon says:

        Ideas get stolen all the time, capitalism or not. If you think some digital copy  that got "stolen" ruined your chances at success, you do not understand success.

        I know it sounds crude, but it's about time we all really get over this intellectual "property" bullshit, and save ourselves from lawyers and statutory IP and patent laws and regulations. Natural law works just fine for me, when it comes to intellectual matters. I hope more people agree, eventually.

      • Anonymous says:

        You just made a great argument for totally open access. As a performer you have to make money on live performances. No more waiting for royalties. It's all about swag, product lines and being live. The old model died with cassette recording. Funny the jam bands that encouraged the most sharing/recording are some is the most prosperous musicians. The Grateful Dead, Phish, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Spearhead, Widespread Panic, and many more have made money doing the exact opposite without a police state enforcement system.

      • Zelda Cornwallis says:

        The government already has the right to punish copyright violators. They are using piracy as a cover to broaden their powers to police the internet and regulate all content.

      • Anonymous says:

        "Copying something that is copyright protected is stealing."

        You have just clearly demonstrated that you know f*** all about the law, so you really aren't entitled to an opinion.

        The vast majority of copyright infringement IS NOT "stealing", in any legal, moral, or ethical sense. That's WHY it's called "infringement" by the laws, and not theft. And that's why (most) copyright infringement is a civil matter, NOT a crime. (Hint: theft is a crime.) The exception is actual "piracy", which is defined as copying copyrighted works for the purpose of selling those copies for commercial profit. Thus, 99.9% or more of copyright infringement is neither "piracy" or a crime.

        The major difference between copyright infringement and theft is that when you STEAL from somebody, you are depriving them of the use of that thing. When you infringe copyright, you are NOT depriving anyone of the original, which is why it is a completely different area of the law from theft.

      • mshulman says:

        @Anne_Ominous:disqus Well Anne, thanks for your eloquently put comment.

        Whatever you want to call it, I am all for the government stopping people from taking copyrighted work and distributing it for free.  Pirating as its known.  I'm not a lawyer so pardon me if I mistake that for stealing rather than infringement as you indicate.
        Regardless of the technicalities, to me its still stealing.  If I was a singer and you bought a song of mine and shared it to millions, then you essentially are stealing money from me.  I think where there is a huge issue is there's no way to judge how much money, since many that may download it for free may not have even considered buying it in the first place.Regardless, I'm not for SOPA, its too open ended, but I am for allowing people to protect their work and the law enforcing that protection.  But like everything else, it should be innocent until proven guilty.

      • mshulman says:

        @google-44f47adfcff58848fd96e055c04437d0:disqus 

        One single item copied doesn't ruin your chance at success, but it can hurt your chances and can hurt your wallet.  You have to look at the smaller players too, not just the superstars.  They have digital music out there and other copyrighted work.  

        If you produced something and found out 10,000 copies were pirated, costing you a minimum $10,000, would you be ok with it?
        SOPA goes too far, but I am surprised at how many people here don't seem to care about copyrights.  I can only guess those that don't have a lot of pirated stuff.

      • Anonymous says:

        "...and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Lol! Talk about sophistry!

        So, we should allow the wealthy to purchase legislation that restricts our freedom in order to give that legislation the 'chance it deserves'. If, in the end, the legislation does what it's intended to do and grants dictatorial powers to for-profit companies and squashes utterly the concept/realiy of an open internet in service to the grossly excessive profits of the few, then .... What? 'We'll' repeal it?

        I think I'm too stunned to sincerely reply to your egregious comments Shulman. There's been no dirth of ignorant/badly informed comments attached to this article, but yours may just take the cake.

        "The only issue is how these copy rights are protected and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Wow!

      • Anonymous says:

        "...and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Lol! Talk about sophistry!

        So, we should allow the wealthy to purchase legislation that restricts our freedom in order to give that legislation the 'chance it deserves'. If, in the end, the legislation does what it's intended to do and grants dictatorial powers to for-profit companies and squashes utterly the concept/realiy of an open internet in service to the grossly excessive profits of the few, then .... What? 'We'll' repeal it?

        I think I'm too stunned to sincerely reply to your egregious comments Shulman. There's been no dirth of ignorant/badly informed comments attached to this article, but yours may just take the cake.

        "The only issue is how these copy rights are protected and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Wow!

      • Anonymous says:

        "...and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Lol! Talk about sophistry!

        So, we should allow the wealthy to purchase legislation that restricts our freedom in order to give that legislation the 'chance it deserves'. If, in the end, the legislation does what it's intended to do and grants dictatorial powers to for-profit companies and squashes utterly the concept/realiy of an open internet in service to the grossly excessive profits of the few, then .... What? 'We'll' repeal it?

        I think I'm too stunned to sincerely reply to your egregious comments Shulman. There's been no dirth of ignorant/badly informed comments attached to this article, but yours may just take the cake.

        "The only issue is how these copy rights are protected and SOPA's guilty until proven innocent status goes against everything this country stands for."

        Wow!

      • Anonymous says:

        Re: your earlier reply: I was trying to correct your error, but apparently you just don't get it.

        No, copying is NOT "known" as piracy. Piracy is something else. That was most of my point.

        You are conflating a crime -- piracy -- with a civil action: downloading. They are NOT the same things, they are NOT "known" as the same things, and the laws are NOT the same for those two things.

      • mshulman says:

        @Anne_Ominous:disqus  Well Anne, I guess perhaps I feel they should both be treated the same.  If someone creates digital work (song, movie..etc) why should it be treated as anything but a crime if someone intentionally distributes that work without a license or downloads it from those distributiong it?I do think downloaders need to be treated different from someone publishing it since its not always obvious that you might be downloading something that is copyright protected, but I'd say odds are in favor that most music, videos and other work are.

  178. Alki David says:

    http://www.CBSyousuck.com - check it out - SOPA is supported by the same dudes who created and fostered file sharing in the first place.

  179. Anonymous says:

    SOPA my stones.

  180. I worked in the intellectual property field for a number of years, in copyright and trademark infringement, and there are probably few people who aren't as supportive of those rights as I am.  I've even notified companies when I've found their marks to be infringed by third parties.  That being said, SOPA goes too far, way too far.  There are already lots of means whereby IP owners can protect their rights.  If a website is illegally distributing or displaying their copyrighted works, all they have to do is look up the hosting service, file a DMCA complaint with the host, and the infringer's website will usually be down the same day, their hosting plan terminated, and they often are blackballed by the host.  If a domain name infringes their trademark, usually just the threat of a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) complaint will cause the infringer to hand it over.  As has been noted below, the recording industry has people working full time searching for and going after people who have committed illegal file sharing.  If the industry can afford, and does, go after 13 years for this, they clearly have the wherewithal and resources to deal with this problem to a phenomenal level.

    However, I've also seen companies go too far in trying to protect their IP rights.  I know one person who had a YouTube video pulled because they used a comedian's catch phrase in the keywords and description in their video.  The video didn't contain any footage of the comedian, or use any of his material, they just accidentally used the catchphrase in the description, and for that, they were on the receiving end of a DCMA complaint.  I've also heard from affiliate marketers who were threatened because they posted pictures of the company's product on their site -- products they had given positive reviews and were clearly encouraging people to buy at a retailer.  Even after they explained they were an affiliate, the manufacturer refused to relent.  Clearly, some low level employee who doesn't understand what affiliate sites are about.  I've also heard from people who were on the receiving end of lawsuit threats because they said negative things about a company or its product.  Some corporations use the threat of lawsuits to browbeat disgruntled consumers from publicly airing their grievances, warning other consumers, etc.  If they could get a domain name grabbed, without having to prove at least to a reasonable doubt, without any third party supervision, is handing over the candy store to a bunch of hungry, greedy kids.

    I'm sure the existing laws could be enhanced and approved, but giving either side unbelievable powers to shut down the other, without recourse, without supervision, without third party review and supervision, is going too far.  If a corporation wants to grab a site, they can file a WIPO complaint, they can go to court, they can PROVE their case through a summary judgment motion or to a jury, they shouldn't just be able to take, or have the government take on their behalf, whatever they like.

    • Anonymous says:

      If hosts are terminating accounts the same day  they receive DMCA notices, they are likely breaking the law. The recipient of a notice has a certain legal time to reply, and defend their use of the material.

      Even so, DMCA provides for restraint without due process, and as such, itself goes too far. A copyright holder should be required to demonstrate infringement BEFORE something is removed.

  181. Don DelSol says:

    I agree with Go Daddy in the move away from GOVERNMENT being the answer to the needed reforms concerning online piracy. As a photographer and graphic designer, I understand the need for an artist to protect theft of any kind. I just wish that all of the supporters of this legislation would take a closer look and realize what else is being stolen by this administration...

  182. Anonymous says:

    GoDaddy deserves their boycott, but it needs to step up to a new level.  GoDaddy is one of Google's registrar partners.  I'm a big fan of Google, but this is not OK.  I would like to hear from Google what they're doing about this.

  183. Robert Lei says:

    Regarding your statement "Changing registrars means spending money I can't afford. Surely, many other people have similar situation."

    Most registrars charge nothing for a transfer of a domain to their service, the most they typically ask for is that you extending your domain registration for another year (which if they really are expiring on the 29th, why not renew/transfer the domains in well fell swoop and give your money to someone else.)

    Worst case scenario you have already paid for the renewal, then why not instead of giving up transfer the domains one per month or more as you have funds available ($10 per domain is really not that much.) As described above, the transfer costs should be nothing aside from the registration renewal, so in the end you'll just be spending the money you would have spent in a few additional months.

  184. Christian Vandendorpe says:

    I just transferred 18 domains out of GoDaddy. Bye bye sopa sopa.

  185. > Changing registrars means spending money I can't afford.

    BetaNews not paying you appropriately then?

    I see you've just bought two Nexus S cases too, that's decidedly more costly than a pair of domain names :)

    • Joe Wilcox says:

      I've got 34 domains with Go Daddy. plus private registration. Assuming $18 a piece -- $9 per domain and another $9 for private registration and that's $612, which, yeah, is more than my budget can handle right after Christmas. 

      The cost would be considerably more if I went back to Network Solutions -- closer to $50 per domain unless a discount is offered. I would have stayed with NetSol if not for premium pricing.

      • Anonymous says:

        If your looking to move I think hover.com is $10 to transfer and they tack on the year.  They also offer privacy for free.

  186. mark haus says:

    Moving from GoDaddy won't change whether the legislation passes. It seems to me our energy could be better used fighting sopa itself. Registrar changes can be made anytime. Focus, people.

  187. susan jones says:

    If GD isn't supportive of it's clients I see no reason why we should continue to support them. In the process of transferring a bunch of domain names to namecheap.com. Picked them because of an article that listed the top 5 registrars - namecheap was at the top of the list.
    Fingers crossed the transition goes smoothly!

  188. Ray Lloyd says:

    I don't care one way or another about piracy. While I don't have any interest in pirating Hollywood garbage, Its not my job nor my governments job to go after them.  They Holywood people have more than enough tools such as DCMA.  What I do care about is that I expect the people whom I do business with to look after my interest.  GoDaddy is looking out for Hollywood's inerest and is giving its customers the big F U. There are other other host providers who arte looking out for our interest. I will move my solitary domain to someone else who chooses to fight that which hurt us rather than stay with someone who embraces the enemy. 

    • mshulman says:

      Well, the governments job is to enforce the laws, so if someone is pirating, it is the governments job to stop it or at least prosecute those that are guilty.  It should just be done in a reasonable way.

      • Zelda Cornwallis says:

        But SOPA goes far beyond and gives the government broad control over content on the internet. That is really the issue, not piracy.

      • PC_Tool says:

        They already have the ability to enforce the laws, even if those laws have been distorted beyond all reason.

        This law seeks to punish those who have had no opportunity to be proven guilty and to make the illegal search and seizure of our "property" legal.

        "Eminent Domain"....taking on a whole new meaning in the digital word, eh?

      • mshulman says:

        PC_Tool and Zelda,  Gotta read what I'm responding to, not just my comments.

        I don't agree with SOPA - its too open ended.  But Ray above said it is not the governments job to go after pirating - I said it is.  My comment had nothing to do with SOPA specifically.

  189. I own about 20 domains, most with godaddy. I manage about 300 others for clients. I am in the process of switching them all now. 

  190. smckenney says:

    I never used GoDaddy. I worked with them as a domain and hosting service for customers and they were a basic service with limited ability to do much with the hosting account. Personally, I have always used Namecheap.com as my registrar and they are every bit as cheap as GoDaddy. It doesn't take long to find cheaper registrars and even less time to find hosting companies that will pay for your first domain. Though I am not a big fan of putting all my eggs in one basket by having the domains and the hosting accounts together. Hence my decision to use Namecheap. 9.98/year per domain. I think GoDaddy does 9.99 so there are options, you just have to look for them.

  191. blake says:

    I moved about a dozen domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap because of Godaddy's SOPA support. I hate Godaddy's website -- it's horribly designed and they try to trick you and upsell you at every turn. Their SOPA support was the last straw. I was happy to spend $150 to move my domains to Namecheap.

    • I'm still in shock you pay for transferring a domain.. what will they think of next, pay to login?

      • swattz101 says:

        My understanding is blake didn't pay GoDaddy anything. He paid NameCheap, and in the process transfered his domain names with the current expiration date and gained a year in the process.

  192. Damien says:

    I'm not American but December 29th, i'll be moving my 4 domain names elsewhere! 
    Anyone can supply me with a reliable host, i'd appreciate it!

    • Agam Panwar says:

      I appreciate and respect your views Damien. I would be doing the same.

    • jeremy brownstein says:

      I moved to Namecheap.com , google some discount codes cause it makes it cheaper!

      • It seems every american registrar is expensive?! domain transfer should be free? How can they charge the transfer per year?

        Really, look at joker.com, just domain names and no bullshit. That coffe a year more in price really helps calm the nerves...

    • Drew Bisset says:

      I moved mine to Namecheap.com as well but there are plenty of other honest hosts out there. Nearlyfreespeech.net is another one.

      This article claims that transfers away from GoDaddy are unlikely to occur on a  scale that would hurt GoDaddy because they are the best deal - this simply isn't true. There are many alternatives out there and many of them are very clear on their stance AGAINST SOPA.

    • Wiktor says:

      I switched to http://www.namecheap.com?aff=25971 (ref)
      Promo code: SOPAsucks
      Goodbye goDaddy

  193. Damien says:

    I'm not American but December 29th, i'll be moving my 4 domain names elsewhere! 
    Anyone can supply me with a reliable host, i'd appreciate it!

  194. novrinsf says:

    Not to mention that the owner Bob Parsons is a Viagra Addled 60 something stripper chasing ear ring wearing elephant shooting douche bag.  Anyone over 50 who wears and earring should be ___________  ???

  195. Hayden Kirk says:

    Go Daddy don't give a damm. You sound like one of these Occupy Wall Street nut jobs. If it helps, I'm not moving anything.

  196. Anonymous says:

    SOPA supporters should take notice. If enough momentum is created the next company being hit may be yours. In my opinion it isn't a bright decision supporting a law that limits freedom of expression.

  197. Chucky63 says:

    SOPA would not exist if there were no financial motivation. They are just making it easier to open companies in non SOPA countries and start offering what SOPA does not like there.
     
    Need I explain more?

  198. Douglas says:

    I know Blogspot/blogger domains were through Godaddy if you were to register them, which point in fact I did. Anyone know how to transfer/change that after the fact? Or do I need to close my blog and start a new one in this instance? 

  199. I already moved my ~20 domains away from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com last year during Parsons' elephant shooting escapade, so I can't participate.  I got the addition of privacy there for just a little more than I was paying at GoDaddy without privacy.  Honestly, I think the best reason to move is to get away from their horribly slow and cluttered interface that tries to upsell you on crap every time you make a move, and their ridiculous transfer process.

  200. Ross Rader says:

    (this is a shameless plug) 

    Hover has been anti-SOPA long before the bandwagon was built. More info here: https://www.hover.com/blog/hover-opposes-sopaIf you use code "SOPA", domain transfers are just $9 and include full whois privacy and DNS hosting at no charge.If you do move to us, full instructions for transferring can be found here:

    https://www.hover.com/help/godaddy-complete-transfer-preparation-processWe've been in this game since 1999 and actively supporting the Open Internet every step of the way.

  201. PC_Tool says:

    Joe:

    Namecheap is offering a deal to folks transferring from GoDaddy.

    "On December 29th, we’re offering transfers below cost ($6.99 per transfer) using the coupon code SOPASucks. Additionally, for every domain transfer initiated on the 29th, Namecheap will donate $1 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to help them continue the legal fight against SOPA, PROTECT-IP, and other overbroad and ill-considered legislation."

    I am certain other domain companies will be/are doing similar. 

  202. Jake Weisz says:

    I said it on Google+, I'll say it here:

    If you watch television, go out to see movies, buy movies, or buy music... but are moving your domains off GoDaddy... you're a hypocrite.

    GoDaddy supports SOPA, but the entertainment industry is paying for it. Even if you live internationally, many international entertainment companies are part of SOPA's much more direct support group.

    I have my domains on GoDaddy. And as much as I hate SOPA, I still watch TV and movies. I'm not going to be a hypocrite, and whine about GoDaddy when I still am financially supporting the entertainment industry. My domains are on GoDaddy, and they'll stay there.

    • PC_Tool says:

      A hypocrite, or just folks taking legitimate and reasonable action?

      Boycotting GoDaddy is reasonable.  Boycotting any and all entertainment is absurd if not completely irrational.

      People are doing what they can reasonably do to show their disgust.  Going to absurd lengths to make the point isn't going to do any more than make the point absurd, whereas doing absolutely *nothing*, which is apparently the tack you have chosen...makes no point at all. :)

      Try again?

    • PC_Tool says:

      A hypocrite, or just folks taking legitimate and reasonable action?

      Boycotting GoDaddy is reasonable.  Boycotting any and all entertainment is absurd if not completely irrational.

      People are doing what they can reasonably do to show their disgust.  Going to absurd lengths to make the point isn't going to do any more than make the point absurd, whereas doing absolutely *nothing*, which is apparently the tack you have chosen...makes no point at all. :)

      Try again?

      • Jake Weisz says:

        So you're theory is more akin to hunting a pack... go after and shoot the wounded and elderly... the easy targets? That's not what's going to stop SOPA from happening.

        The MPAA and RIAA, which are the groups of companies responsible, do not care if some little company called GoDaddy (and it is little from their standpoint) gets hit hard by this.

        This is just taking your frustrations out on a company not responsible for this mess, because you can't bring yourself to pass on TV or movies, and are perfectly happy to keep forking your cash over to the companies who in turn fork it right over to Congress.

      • Why would boycotting entertainment be absurd? Take a good look at what they are producing. 

        Go sing a song with your family like in the good old days;)

    • BH says:

      GoDaddy should know better. The Entertainment companies aren't in the internet business. 

    • PC_Tool says:

      " go after and shoot the wounded and elderly... the easy targets? That's not what's going to stop SOPA from happening."

      Your emotional pandering aside...your solution is...to do nothing?

      Right.

      Any credibility you had got washed away the moment you claimed hypocrisy applied to people actually willing to do something about it compared to you, who admit distaste of the Act, yet do nothing against it.

      No.  You are the hypocrite here; hiding behind the excuse of futility to justify your utter lack of willingness to do anything but whine.

      • Jake Weisz says:

        Or, do something useful. Petition Congress, call Congress. Harassing GoDaddy is not going to stop SOPA, and by continuing to support SOPA financially, while making a big show of protesting GoDaddy, you're not only not helping stop SOPA, you're making a big show of it like it's going to make a difference.

      • PC_Tool says:

        ...and they call *me* a tool. You are one scary individual, you know that?

        FYI: Once can petition *and* boycott the supporters...

        Yeah, crazy, huh?

        ...ya know...as opposed to following your lead and doing...well, nothing but bitch at the folks actually doing something.

      • PC_Tool says:

        ...and they call *me* a tool. You are one scary individual, you know that?

        FYI: Once can petition *and* boycott the supporters...

        Yeah, crazy, huh?

        ...ya know...as opposed to following your lead and doing...well, nothing but bitch at the folks actually doing something.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sophistry.

    • Rob Poe says:

      You can do something about GoDaddy tomorrow. Doing nothing is complicity.

  203. PC_Tool says:

    Heh..

    It now appears Namecheap is accusing GoDaddy of blocking transfers.

    http://community.namecheap.com/blog/2011/12/26/godaddy-transfer-update/
    http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/12/26/namecheap.says.godaddy.breaking.icann.rules/

    So they've gone from SOPA supporter to...technically incompetent? There's a winning strategy if I've ever seen one...

    We hated them for supporting SOPA...now we can hate them for their incompetence.  Nice job, guys!

    Did these guys graduate from Microsoft Marketing School™?

    • swattz101 says:

      Supposedly, the block was due to throttling. To many people transfering at once to namecheap. I'm not sure it that is true, but from the updates I've read, the block was lifted some time yesterday afternoon.

      • PC_Tool says:

        Heh...so the throttling they could do nothing about...somehow got "fixed" once people started noticing. How convenient. ;)

  204. nilst2011 says:

    USA has: PIPA, SOPA, NDAA and also OPEN ACT.

    Open is claimed to be coming from SOPA and PIPA. But what does it really mean ?

    • PC_Tool says:

      "but what does it really mean ?"

      PIPA: Protect IP Act
      SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act
      NDAA: National Defense Authorization Act
      OPEN: Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act

      Now you know.  ;)

      (Yes, I am kidding.  But on the off-chance someone else visits and doesn't know what the abbreviations stand for...there you have it.)

      Of course, with my past history with abbreviation (SMS, anyone?) take it all with a rather hefty grain of salt.  *grin*

    • PC_Tool says:

      "but what does it really mean ?"

      PIPA: Protect IP Act
      SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act
      NDAA: National Defense Authorization Act
      OPEN: Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act

      Now you know.  ;)

      (Yes, I am kidding.  But on the off-chance someone else visits and doesn't know what the abbreviations stand for...there you have it.)

      Of course, with my past history with abbreviation (SMS, anyone?) take it all with a rather hefty grain of salt.  *grin*

  205. Anonymous says:

    moved 13 sites from them today I did not renew mine with them

  206. I'll move my domains on the 29th unequivocally.  I never *hosted* with them in the first place, since their hosting platform is weak in comparison to what's available, but now that I've found out about their actual support of SOPA (that's nuts), I'm done.  Whether they re-canted or not -- the damage is done.

  207. Anonymous says:

    I moved my domain today, but something to realize, you may say its un-warranted spending.  But your extending your CURRENT registration a whole year when you transfer depending on provider.  I moved to name-cheap.  Everything is cheaper already then godaddy.  Regardless of your support this should make people re-think namebrand.

  208. Anonymous says:

    No, it isn't. First, downloading isn't "piracy". Piracy means to make illegal copies of copyrighted works for commercial gain. The vast majority of downloaders are doing so for their own use, not for "piracy".

    Second, downoading (but not "piracy") is not a crime, it is a civil matter. So it most definitely IS NOT the government's place to get involved.

  209. Jaded Senpai says:

    Well, to he honest i am not in support of SOPA, however i dont have the cash to be blowing on domain transfer fees (I literally have $2 to my name atm.)  I think most people who are out of a job atm are in the same position at I am.

  210. Anonymous says:

    I'm in the process of transferring out my remaining domains from GoDaddy -- I only had 10 or so still with them, so it's not much of a punishment, but hopefully if lots of people transfer away domains it'll add up.

    Their recanting of a single position is fairly meaningless -- the SOPA support was just another reminder that this is a company I don't like and which shouldn't be getting any of my money.

  211. Eva Sánchez Guerrero says:

    I don't live or work in the US but have a few domains registered with GoDaddy, and a hosting account too. The moment SOPA is approved, I will move everything away from GoDaddy, in fact from any US registrar or hosting provider.

    • nanoprivacy says:

      Eva--- if your domain names are .COM, .ORG, or .NET, they are controlled in the US.  it won't matter if the hosting provider is in another country --- the US controls those domains per agreement with ICANN (similar to how France controls .FR) -- that's the menacing aspect of SOPA.

  212. Anonymous says:

    I have already moved my domains away from Godaddy.

  213. Regina W. says:

    Yes, I moved my domain from GoDaddy to Gandi.net.

  214. Robert says:

    http://www.watthost.com registrations and hosting, never have liked godaddy and practices and gimicks.

    I support my clients

  215. Maria says:

    Does anyone support small business in America any more?  I see lots of legislation to hurt us, but nothing to help.

  216. Sid says:

    Wouldn't it just be easier to vote out all the Tea party republicans instead of changing all of mine?  Then stupid things like this wouldn't even be brought up

  217. syd says:

    I'm sorry, but I am a small producer of intellectual properties that have been stolen so many times, it's driving me out of business. I support SOPA WHOLEHEARTEDLY.  Hey, I would love to walk into a car dealership and pick out that Mercedes and drive away with it for free since I'm such a nice person, but that's not the way the world works. You have to PAY for it, pure and simple otherwise business STOPS.
     
    I for one am tired of creating work and paying teams to put it together, only to see it stolen and on torrent sites within a week, killing any chance of me making a profit. Locks are for keeping honest people out. It's about time SOPA take control of protecting intellectual property. I can't believe how you make it sound so casual , writing "Little more than a request from copyright holders is necessary"...well, this copyright holder has plenty of proof of theft of my work and it's about time I can do something about it!
     
    I don't care how you spin it Don, stealing is stealing, period!

    • We depend on my husband's music royalties to support our retirement. He, obviously, doesn't get most of what's due him -- in part because the music publishing companies have accounting practices that don't favor the artists, writers, producers (no surprise there) and because of internet sharing. You know what? Screw the royalties. I'll take the loss of income over loss of freedom anytime. SOPA isn't about preventing copyright or intellectual theft, it's about planting the seed which will grow into internet censorship a decade from now. This is a door that can be opened for the government to censor, suppress and control. Don't be naive.

    • Fredrik Gadd says:

      I think it is time, once and for all, to stop using the useless,
      contra-productive and even dangerous kliche "that's the way the world
      works" when we are refering to sociological "rules" or "practices"....
      It is not only lazy and wrong... It inbibits our sociological
      development with thinking like that...
      We do not have to accept how
      the "world works" in a sociological perspective... We can change that
      and we should all accept that we SHOULD not stop change (improve)
      that...
      I am getting pissed off every time I hear it (and that's
      often), especially in those times when it seems like we need a
      paradigmic change in our societal rules in order to survive as a specie!

      Copyrights, patents, other "intellectual protection" IS part of that... ESPECIALLY a part of that... Humanity and every individual is DEPENDENT on information... Copyrights, patents today is the result of human history of information, knowledge, experience and wisdom... If you invent something, it's only 1% your idea (if that)...

      There is NO such thing as an individuals (or company's) "intellectual property"... It belongs to humanity.

      It is not the lack of protection of the information, intellectual work, art, etc. that is the problem...
      The problem is the "economy" we are "living" in... which has NOTHING to DO with "economy" (originally "householding")...

      I fully understand YOUR position and that YOU are "tired of creating work and paying teams to put it together,
      only to see it stolen and on torrent sites within a week, killing any
      chance of me making a profit"...
      I agree that this is the reality we currently are living with... But I do not accept it... I can not because it is counter-productive for humanity... I rather believe you should work half as hard having everything you need to live a good life... I strongly believe it is possible!
      It's called Resource Based Economy...

    • Fredrik Gadd says:

      I think it is time, once and for all, to stop using the useless,
      contra-productive and even dangerous kliche "that's the way the world
      works" when we are refering to sociological "rules" or "practices"....
      It is not only lazy and wrong... It inbibits our sociological
      development with thinking like that...
      We do not have to accept how
      the "world works" in a sociological perspective... We can change that
      and we should all accept that we SHOULD not stop change (improve)
      that...
      I am getting pissed off every time I hear it (and that's
      often), especially in those times when it seems like we need a
      paradigmic change in our societal rules in order to survive as a specie!

      Copyrights, patents, other "intellectual protection" IS part of that... ESPECIALLY a part of that... Humanity and every individual is DEPENDENT on information... Copyrights, patents today is the result of human history of information, knowledge, experience and wisdom... If you invent something, it's only 1% your idea (if that)...

      There is NO such thing as an individuals (or company's) "intellectual property"... It belongs to humanity.

      It is not the lack of protection of the information, intellectual work, art, etc. that is the problem...
      The problem is the "economy" we are "living" in... which has NOTHING to DO with "economy" (originally "householding")...

      I fully understand YOUR position and that YOU are "tired of creating work and paying teams to put it together,
      only to see it stolen and on torrent sites within a week, killing any
      chance of me making a profit"...
      I agree that this is the reality we currently are living with... But I do not accept it... I can not because it is counter-productive for humanity... I rather believe you should work half as hard having everything you need to live a good life... I strongly believe it is possible!
      It's called Resource Based Economy...

  218. Ginger says:

    But how will they afford to kill elephants if you move your accounts?

  219. Alicia Richardson says:

    I was never crazy about their advertising practices, and their website tools were difficult to use. Any time I called for customer support, they badgered me to renew stuff that was expiring 6 mos in the future. As domains get close to expiring, I'm moving them off.

  220. Dennis Chan says:

    Godaddy always seem "MORE" expensive to me. Their .com domain cost me ~$12 plus another $10 for private info (totaling $22/yr). Whereas 1and1.com cost about $9 with private info. I currently have 2 domains on godaddy, 3 on namecheap, and 18 in 1and1.com. I would've join the transfer if it weren't locked for another 2 weeks.

  221. Anonymous says:

    Boycott the GoDaddy.com Bowl on ESPN Jan 8th!!

  222. Anonymous says:

    Boycott the GoDaddy.com Bowl on ESPN Jan 8th!!

  223. Eph GoDaddy. Supporting SOPA is just retarded. That's one ephed up bill.

  224. luke says:

    I have always preferred namecheap anyway

  225. Anonymous says:

    Dump Go Daddy, shoot the ceo too.

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