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    I am here having lunch with my wife and we started to talk about SOPA, for those that don't know what it is I'll post it when I get home but I thought I would start a thread about it here to discuss it

    Will edit more when I get home.
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  • #2
    not trying to step on any toes here but i bet this is one of the few sites that says to support SOPA


    • #3
      Originally posted by un4givn85 View Post
      not trying to step on any toes here but i bet this is one of the few sites that says to support SOPA
      un4givn85 - I have a few movies in Blockbuster, those movies are also for free on illegal sites without my permission. So picture something you created, and that thing you created can be stolen from you, and theres nothing and no one that can do anything about it. That is what SOPA will stop.

      Here is just a few companies/sites supporting it

      2b1 Inc
      3M Company
      ABRO Industries, Inc.
      Acushnet Company
      adidas America
      Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
      Allen Russell Photography
      Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
      Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)
      Altria Client Services
      American Apparel and Footwear Association
      American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
      American Board of Internal Medicine
      American Federation of Musicians
      American Gramaphone LLC
      American Made Alliance
      American Mental Health Counselors Association
      American Photographic Artists
      American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
      American Society of Media Photographers
      American Society of Picture Professionals
      American Watch Association
      Anatoly Pronin Photography
      Andrea Rugg Photography
      Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)
      Applied DNA Sciences
      Art Holeman Photography
      Association of American Publishers (AAP)
      Association of Equipment Manufacturers
      Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
      Association of Test Publishers
      AstraZeneca plc
      Australian Medical Council
      Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
      Baker & Taylor Ent.
      Bay State Psychological Associates
      Beachbody, LLC
      Beam Global Spirits & Wine
      Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
      Bose Corporation
      Braasch Biotech LLC
      Brian Stevenson Photography
      Brigid Collins Family Support Center
      Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
      C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
      Callaway Golf Company
      Cascade Designs Incorporated
      Caterpillar Inc.
      Caveon, LLC
      CBS Corporation
      Cengage Learning
      Center for Credentialing & Education
      Center Stage Photography
      CFA Institute
      Chanel USA
      Christopher Semmes Photography
      Church Music Publishers Association
      CMH Images
      Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)
      Columbia Sportswear Company
      Comcast Corporation
      Commercial Photo Design
      Commercial Photographers International
      Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
      Consumer Healthcare Products Association
      Copyright Alliance
      Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
      Coty Inc.
      Council of Fashion Designers of America
      Country Music Association
      CropLife America
      Cross-Entertainment LLC
      CSA Group
      CVS Caremark
      Dan Sherwood Photography
      Danita Delimont Stock Photography
      Dayco Products, LLC
      Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
      Derek DiLuzio Photography
      DeVaul Photography
      Direct Selling Association (DSA)
      Directional Insight
      Distefano Enterprises Inc.
      Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry
      Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
      Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.
      Dollar General Corporation
      Don Grall Photography
      Dunford Architectural Photography
      Eagle Rock Entertainment
      Ed McDonald Photography
      Educational & Industrial Testing Service
      Electronic Arts, Inc.
      Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
      Eli Lilly and Company
      Englebert Photography
      Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
      ERAI, Inc.
      Eric Meola Studio Inc
      Evidence Photographers International Council
      Exxel Outdoors
      FAME Publishing Co., LLC.
      FAME Recording Studios
      Far Bank Enterprises
      Fashion Business Incorporated
      Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
      Fender Musical Instrument Company
      Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
      Ford Motor Company
      Fortune Brands, Inc.
      Fred J. Lord Photography
      GAR Associates
      Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.
      Gemvision Corporation
      Gibson Guitar Corp.
      Gospel Music Association
      Governors America Corp.
      Graphic Artists Guild
      Greeting Card Association (GCA)
      Greg Nikas Photography
      Guru Denim
      H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.
      Harley-Davidson Motor Company
      HarperCollins Publishers
      Harry Fox Agency
      Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
      ICM Distributing Company, Inc.
      IDS Publishing
      IEC Electronics corp.
      Images Plus
      Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
      Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
      International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
      International Trademark Association (INTA)
      IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
      Ira Montgomery Photography
      J.S. Grove Photography
      James Drug Inc.
      Jaynes Gallery
      JCPage Photography
      Jean Poland Photography
      Jeff Stevensen Photography
      John Fulton Photography
      John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
      Johnson & Johnson
      Juicy Couture, Inc
      Julien McRoberts Photography
      K&R Photographics
      kate spade
      Kekepana International Services
      Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic
      Killing Jar Productions LLC
      Lacoste USA
      Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
      Lexmark International, Inc.
      Light Perspectives
      Linda Olsen Photography
      Little Dog Records
      Liz Claiborne, Inc
      L’Oréal USA
      Lucky Brand Jeans
      LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
      Major League Baseball
      Marcia Andberg Associates LLC
      Mark Niederman Photography
      Marona Photography
      McLain Photography Inc
      Merck & Co., Inc.
      Messy Face Designs, Inc.
      Michael Stern Photography
      MicroRam Electronics, Inc.
      Minter Works of Art
      Mira Images
      Monster Cable Products, Inc.
      Moose’s Photos
      Morningstar Films LLC
      Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
      Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
      MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
      Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)
      Music Managers Forum-U.S.
      Nashville Songwriters Association International
      Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer
      National Association of Broadcasters
      National Association of Manufacturers
      National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
      National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
      National Basketball Association (NBA)
      National Board for Certified Counselors
      National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
      National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
      National Football League (NFL)
      National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
      National Retail Federation (NRF)
      Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy
      New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
      New Era Cap Co Inc
      New Levels Ent. Co. LLC
      News Corporation
      Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
      NHL Enterprises, L.P.
      Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC
      Nike, Inc.
      Nintendo of America Inc.
      Nissle Fine Art Photography
      North Dakota Pharmacists Association
      North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation
      Oakley, Inc.
      One Voice Recordings
      OpSec Security, Inc.
      Outdoor Industry Association
      Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)
      Outdoor Research, Inc
      Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.
      Party Killer Films LLC
      Pearson Clinical Assessment
      Peavey Electronics Corporation
      Perry Ellis International
      Personal Care Products Council
      Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography
      Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.
      Petzl America
      Pfizer Inc.
      PGA of America
      Philip Morris International
      Photojournalist Dave Bartruff
      Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)
      Pigfactory Music
      PNW Images
      Premier League
      Production Music Association (PMA)
      Professional Photographers of America
      Quality Float Works, Inc.
      Raging Waters Music
      Ralph Lauren Corporation
      Ramsay Corporation
      Rebel Photo
      Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
      Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc
      Reebok International Ltd.
      Reed Elsevier Inc.
      Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
      Richard Flutie Photography
      Rite Aid
      Robin Davis Photography, Inc.
      Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan
      Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media
      Roger Smith Photography Services
      Rolex Watch USA Inc.
      Romance Writers of America (RWA)
      Rosetta Stone Inc.
      Saddle Creek
      Sage Studios LLC
      Sam D’Amico Photography
      Schneider Electric
      Sean McGinty Photography
      Secret Sea Visions (Photography)
      SESAC, Inc.
      SG Industries, Inc.
      Shure Incorporated
      SIGMA Assessment Systems
      Six Degrees Records
      Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
      SMC Entertainment
      SMT Corp.
      SoBe Entertainment
      Society of Sport & Event Photographers
      Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
      Sony Electronics Inc.
      Sony Music Entertainment
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Soul Appeal Records and Music
      Southern Gothic LLC
      Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
      SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)
      Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
      Sports Rights Owners Coalition
      Spring Fever Productions LLC
      Spyder Active Sports, Inc
      Stenbakken Photography
      Stephen Dantzig Photography
      Stock Artist Alliance
      Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC
      Student Photographic Society
      Studio 404
      SunRise Solar Inc.
      Taylor Glenn Photographs
      Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
      Tednologies, Inc.
      The Cambridge Don
      The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College
      The Donath Group, Inc.
      The Dow Chemical Company
      The Estee Lauder Companies
      The McGraw-Hill Companies
      The Music People! Inc.
      The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
      The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
      The Timberland Company
      The Walt Disney Company
      Tiffany & Co.
      Time Warner Inc.
      Tony Bullard Photography
      Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
      TRA Global
      Tricoast Worldwide
      Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,
      Twist & Shout, Inc.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      Ultimate Fighting Championship
      Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
      Universal Music Group
      Uniweld Products Inc.
      VF Corporation
      Vibram USA, Inc
      Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
      Voltage Pictures, LLC
      W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
      Walcott Studio, LLC
      Warner Music Group
      Wendy Kaveney Photography
      Western Psychological Services
      Westmorland Images, LLC
      Wild & Associates, Inc.
      Wild Eye Photos LLC
      William Sutton Photography
      Willis Music
      WindLegends Ink LLC
      Winestem Company
      Winslow Research Institute
      Wolfe Video
      Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
      Woolrich, Inc.
      World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
      Xerox Corporation
      Zippo Manufacturing Company
      Zumba Fitness, LLC
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      • #4
        man im not saying that piracy is right
        im just saying that i dont personally think sopa is the way to go about it.


        • #5
          Originally posted by un4givn85 View Post
          man im not saying that piracy is right
          im just saying that i dont personally think sopa is the way to go about it.
          Your opinion is 100% welcome here. You have to be in the industry to real grasp what online piracy is doing, I do believe they need to rewrite some things, so we will see how that goes.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nick View Post
            You opinion is 100% welcome here.
            good to know lol

            i feel for all the people that piracy affects
            but the government shouldnt be stepping in the way that it is
            sopa was probably the first and only idea so they ran with it


            • #7
              Piracy is 'THEFT" simple as that.
              SOPA while a step in the right direction appears to be a knee-jerk reaction to a very big problem.
              SOPA has a stigma in that people fear it is Big Brother hacking away at 1st Amendment rights of the majority to get at the thieving minority. Not sure if that is true a I have not read exactly what SOPA proposes.
              Piracy need to stop, it needs to be criminalized and punished - period.
              Two fold solution.....
              Firstly the general public need to understand that this is theft, that investors are not investing in films the way they used to, that less films will be made and that the general public while in the short term may be getting a freebee, in the long term are shooting themselves in the foot, as content will diminish or disappear.
              Secondly, that international laws need to prevail to stop piracy and SEVERELY punish those who are caught copying, duplicating and selling produces that are IP protected (films or otherwise).

              Piracy (THEFT) needs to stop, but governments need to go in with a scalpel rather than a scythe of indifference cutting down innocent people's 1st Amendment rights.


              • #8
                The reason why so many people download free movies on pirate sites is because theres nothing anyone can do about it, even though it is illegal, (it is viewed as legal) because there is no on to stop you.
                Distribber - Keep 100% of your film's revenue