Thursday, June 6, 2013
Weekend Quencher 01/21/12 – Stand Against SOPA, PIPA, Edition

Weekend Quencher 01/21/12 – Stand Against SOPA, PIPA, Edition

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Stop Internet Piracy Act (PIPA), have caused quite a stir around the internet because of the nature of the bills. Said bills would change the internet as we know it, but because of vigorous Washington lobbying, and a massive protest staged all over the internet on Wednesday, with media giants like Wikipedia and Google participating, both bills have stalled. This, however, does not mean we should let up the pressure. Let’s keep the rage on, folks, we’re standing against SOPA and PIPA all this weekend, all year, if necessary.

The bills would try to regulate the internet to stop the bleeding of millions of dollars from Major Hollywood firms, who say illegal file-sharing sites have collectively robbed them of over $500 million, prompting the feds to shutdown MegaDownload yesterday. Senate democrat Harry Reid, sponsor of SOPA, has postponed indefinitely a vote on the bill, saying in a statement negotiators must “forge a balance between protecting American’s intellectual property, and maintaining openness and innovation on the Internet.”

So here we are, trying to protect the internet and its freedom, not wanting to have the feds breathing down our throats every time we embed a YouTube vid on here because of copyright claims. It would, in every sense of the word, break the internet as we know it. Let’s keep hope alive. Be sure to keep the pressure on your local government officials and even call your congressman/woman if you have to. The fight isn’t over.

As for the weekend, I’ll be at some meetings today, after that, I’ll be going to the movies to see something (I have no idea what it is), and of course I’ll be gaming. Just got a brand new headset, by the way :)

What about you, friends? What are you up to? Have a blessed weekend!

About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • ExclusivesMostly

    Just chillin this weekend. I work six days a week now. No complaints though, I love my job. I’ll be watching movies, tv shows and playing a few games ( lots of demos especially).

    Ernice Gilbert Reply:

    Six days means more money. Make that cheddar while you’re young, bro! Yeah, lots of demos on PSN these days – I need to get around playing some… Have a great one!

  • nick

    i seriously doubt they will pass, theres just too much controversy and so many people vocally against it,
    im having a lazy weekend, resting a bit since on the cruise i only got 5 hours sleep per day i ended up going to bet at 10 on friday night and did not wake up till 3 saturday arvo!
    gonna go watch the new Sherlock movie tonight, really looking forward to it its been getting really good reviews!
    game wise i started playing hydrophobia prophecy last night since i got it free with plus.
    not a bad game, its got a really interesting story to it and the gameplays allot of fun!
    just gets a little boring after a while, each level is just a repeat of the last.
    only so long you can spend diving underwater looking for valves to open till you start to loose interest.

    Ernice Gilbert Reply:

    Well, we sure hope it they die forever. Tell me how the new Sherlock flick is when you’re done.

  • nick

    dident really like it, simply because i hate movies which have past timeline stories.
    its allot like the way IW tells there stories, a million events happen then 2 hours later there explained and by then youve forgotten what happened.
    story was far too hard to follow!
    first one was by far better, much better story and much better action.
    really need to go see mission impossible ghost protocol next it looks really good!
    i wish the new batman movie was out already, there being FAR too secretive about it!

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