Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE: So up you like down you censor?
by Alfman on Mon 21st Nov 2011 05:00 UTC in reply to "So up you like down you censor?"
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It's going a bit far to call it "censoring" since the moderators don't actively ban particular viewpoints. I've been on discussion boards where they do censor discussions and I find it tasteless. One is a popular job board in the US that's been banning members based on their negative views about the market. Of course they have their own selfish reasons for doing so, but it's a real disservice to the community. Thankfully osnews isn't like that.

I do think everyone should be able to "vote" on every post without the odd restrictions in place now, but it's just a gimmick anyway. I really come here for the news and discussions.

I hope SOPA is struck down, allowing corporations to take the law into their own hands and sidestepping the courts is a terrible idea.

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