Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by DrillSgt
Internet & Networking Supposedly we've won today. Both the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives have been shelved by their respective sponsors. However, these acts have been shelved before, and the bags of money sent to DC didn't suddenly devalue, so I'm sure the next SOPA is being written as we speak. What did make me happy, though, was Neelie Kroes: the EU commissioner for the digital agenda has unambiguously distanced herself from SOPA, which she calls "bad legislation". Obama, the next time you want to make a statement with teeth, just wait for Kroes to do it for you.
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RE[3]: Alternative
by zima on Fri 27th Jan 2012 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Alternative"
zima
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2005-07-06

That really calls also for the closing scene from animal farm, when the animals could hardly distinguish pigs from humans anymore.
Lizards come from the people.

they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want

And, well, it probably tends to somewhat approximate the gov they deserve...

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