Trending Games | EVE Online | WildStar | Echo of Soul | Guild Wars 2

  Network:  RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,975,714 Users Online:0
Games:818  Posts:6,419,803
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online AD2460 ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Angry Birds Epic Anime Ninja Anime Pirates Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord 2 Archlord X Armored Warfare Ascend: Hand of Kul Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Bionic Marine Command Online Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blackguards 2 Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodborne Bloodlines Champions Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light Chroma Squad Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crowfall Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Cyberpunk 2077 Céiron Wars
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark Souls 2 Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deep Down Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Fin Soup Dragon Heart Online Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Drakengard 3 Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dungeon of the Endless Dying Light Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthlock: Festival of Magic Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Fable Legends Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout 4 Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken Uprising Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
GRAV GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods Rush Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Hand of Fate Haven & Hearth Hawken Heart Forth Alicia Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Atlan Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Immune Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online Kill Strain King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings Era Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online Kyn L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Redemption LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Grimrock 2 Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lords of the Fallen Lords of the Fallen 2 Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance Mass Effect 4 MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms Might & Magic X: Legacy MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mythborne Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Necropolis Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Nova Genesis Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Oort Online Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Overwatch Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pillars of Eternity Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints Pokémon X and Y PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Prodigy Project Blackout Project Gorgon Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rail Nation Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of Sierra Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Rebel Galaxy Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Risen 3: Titan Lords Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowgate Shadowrun Chronicles Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian South Park: The Stick of Truth Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Conflict Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Starbound Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Stormthrone Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Coast Legends Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
TERA TS Online TUG Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Terraria Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Banner Saga 2 The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Epic Might The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Torment: Tides of Numenera Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Transverse Trapped Dead: Lockdown Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Triad Wars Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utherous Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Warflare Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warriors World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Xenoblade Chronicles: X Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

News & Features Discussion  » General: Should SOPA Be Stopped?

16 Pages First « 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 » Last Search
314 posts found

Advanced Member

Joined: 1/25/07
Posts: 3564

1/18/12 1:50:13 AM#181

Im definately against it. It is way too vague for me to trust. I really dont like it when this kind of power is put in the hands of commercial companies. Im against piracy too, but this act goes beyond that and at the same time cant prevent piracy. There are no safeguards to prevent from blocking content that doesnt violate any copyright laws.

I find it again incredibly mindboggling that large multinationals can make this happen. (My English is lacking in this topic, so I cant write in more detail)


Novice Member

Joined: 12/04/08
Posts: 489

1/18/12 1:57:36 AM#182

     I agree with the sentiments of most of the posters here on the issue so i dont have much else to add on that front. However others have brought up something about how large industries have been showing how much they feel entitled to your money and i just wanted to bring up something i remembered from when i was much younger and have learned a bit about since.

     When i was growing up cassette tapes were the medium used by everyone for the buying and selling of music (vhs tapes vs. dvd's as well, and cartridges vs disk for games). When the music industry first started trying to promote the use of cd's over cassette's, they went on record on a number of publication's (pre-internet so i apologize for no link) trying to justify to people why they should switch to this new medium which cost on average $8 more for the same new album (new cassette's were usually about $12, while cd's were around $20).

     They promoted them based on there convenience and promised the public that when cd's became the new mainstream medium, they would actually drop the prices to less then what they were currently charging for cassette tapes. They said they would be able to do this because cd's were less expensive to manufacture than cassette's (which is actually true and i suspect is also the case with dvd's and game disks vs vhs and cartridge).

     Of course by the time the cd's did become the mainstream standard the music industry pretended to completly forget ever having made such claims or promises of making music more affordable. They simply continued to pocket the savings as profit from the lowering of there manufacturing overhead.

     As for the artists that create the music in the first place, depending on the contract they are lucky if they get $1.50-$2 for every $17 cd sold. The store you buy the cd from, might get $5. Guess who gets the rest? The same people who have been whining about internet pirating and lobbying for bills like this.

     I strongly suspect the same is the case with movie dvd sales is also true, since they also chose to use cheaper to manufacture media while not lowering there prices to reflect this, instead choosing to pocket the profit while at the same time complaining how they arent getting enough.

     Games have also moved to the disk format, but at least with games they actually have become much more sophisticated and expensive to make, where as movies on the other hand are actually getting worse each year. With that being the case i can understand why so many game companies are not as afraid of piracy since they understand that people will pay for there product even if a few pirates dont. Same cannot be said for most movies.


Novice Member

Joined: 9/05/09
Posts: 54

1/18/12 2:44:33 AM#183

Free internet is very important, but as long as we find it normal to steal stuff there will always be SOPA's.


Elite Member

Joined: 6/13/10
Posts: 2065

1/18/12 2:55:16 AM#184

Contact you congressman and senator and tell them to vote  against these bills.The power it gives companys to shut down any site is almost limitless. ANY You name it.


Advanced Member

Joined: 10/18/05
Posts: 394

1/18/12 2:58:08 AM#185



Elite Member

Joined: 10/10/03
Posts: 5632

1/18/12 3:04:11 AM#186

It does seem strange that any thread on this topic was closed down and now here is is as an article.

I and others on here have put forward the idea of a League of Gamers, a gamers union if you will. Ironicaly it may take the backing of a gaming company to get it of the drawing board.

The internet was never going to be a free domain forever, anyone who thinks that is naive and needs to apply the lessons of history more. This act is going too far, but even if stopped you wont be able to stop it forever.


Hard Core Member

Joined: 2/10/07
Posts: 992

1/18/12 3:08:43 AM#187 <<< Um why should SOPA not be stopped I did check into this myself who distributed the file sharing software? I dont remember exactly the dates, but over 5 years ago this software was avalable on Cnet, and such as Bit Torrent, it was deven advertised on my ISP site I do remember that much.

Cant Stop Freedom OF Information, and Free Speech.

Even when you get banned from a forum or blog its easy to get around because its the internets.

Also another key fact here about SOPA, We are the ones who pay for your software, games, music, etc. We don't have to waste a single cent buying your software, or games if you are trying to pass SOPA, so while we as a whole have control over your company and your income then why would we support SOPA when we are legally buying for games, and music.

I say if I buy the music, I should have Fair use of that content to post a video of my own on YouTube with that song for example, just as if I were playing it from my Radio In real Life really loud, what stops someone else from recording it illegally from there huh, does everyone else listening who doesn't owna license to listen to that music get into trouble?

And hey if you don't want your work stolen or fair use of your content, then don't be part of the Entertainment Industry, and no I am serious about that otherwise expect free speech, free flow of information, and fair use of it.

Oh thats right congress, go ahead and pass SOPA, if you will, but be prepared for what will come after that, not only are they trying to stop internet piracy, but they are trying to restrict being anonymous on the internet, here is a copy of an email I got.

Dear Censored,

On Tuesday, January 24th, congress is likely to pass a new bill called 'SOPA' (the Stop Online Piracy Act) that will allow the US government to block Americans from visiting certain websites. Similar to 'The Great Firewall of China' and countries such as Iran and Syria, SOPA will allow the government the ability to control and censor the internet by forcing internet service providers to firewall websites and IP addresses.

Unfortunately SOPA states that websites and services that enable people to bypass censorship will themselves be censored. Therefore if SOPA passes, online anonymity services such as HMA! will be at high risk of being banned in the US altogether.

Although the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Mozilla, Wikipedia, and other influential companies are strongly opposing the bill, SOPA still has a lot of support and financial backing. Please take a moment out of your day to learn more about SOPA and help protect the future of your internet; here are some links and videos to get you started:

How to take action /
Excellent Ars Technica article /
7 things you need to know /
VPN and anonymity providers are at risk /
'WTF is SOPA?' Youtube video /

Kind regards,
HMA! Team

P.S. if this bill does come into place, don't worry HMA! VPN will still work as normal. 



Spotlight Poster

Joined: 11/11/06
Posts: 565

1/18/12 3:08:54 AM#188

This isn't about stopping piracy, this is ultimately about control and stripping even more freedom and rights away from you, just like the U.S sitting their ass in the Middle East is for the sake of "national security" or claim that guns are too dangerous and thus, nobody should have the right to own one. *rolls eyes*


Advanced Member

Joined: 2/10/06
Posts: 1693

1/18/12 3:11:19 AM#189

Originally posted by MeerieBella

SOPA is DOWN. I repeat, Sopa is DOWN.

Now it's Protect IP's turn.




 You really believe that? That isn't how it works.


Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/18/10
Posts: 65

1/18/12 3:23:45 AM#190

the fact is there is numerous technology already out there to prevent probably about 80-90% of these things such as credit card theft in the military they have a card that has a small sim card like chip that is removeable within them to prevent exactly things like that the technology is there and could be intregated but the corparation's are unwilling to put out the money to protect themselve's their customers or their product's.

They should stop countries like china reverse engineering and stealing technology from american based manufacturer's and protect those types of pirating before they even begin to venture onto the internet why do you think the new iphone you just got 2 months ago is half the price now than it was upon release cause the original one was built with better quality than the new over sea's manufactured ones at retailers that was produced in some other country for one eighth of the cost.

It goes much deeper than that even many american based companie's and manufacturer's are being put out of buisness cause countrie's like china do not have the same intelectual copy right law as we do here. A large solar panel company went out of buisness in northern california last year do to a company in china that could produce the same size panel with same solar electrical storage power as the ones being built in northern california but the over sea built panel's don't carry even 1/3 of the american manufactured panels.

This is about censorship and a whole lot more than that I understand that pirating over the internet is an issue BUT if these manufacturer's offerd at least a decent guarentee of a product the markets wouldn't be so scared as consumer's would be willing to take some risk.


Try this go buy a stereo from Wal-Mart and decide you don't like it and would like to take it back and get a product at another store. Guess what you can't Wal-Mart a company that got government grants back when it was first started claiming on the fact that it was going to only carry american manufactured product's back in the 50 and 60s or whenver it first got started will not give you your money back they will only nearly 99% of the time give you store credit equal to the amount of your purchase preventing them from losing whatever money it was they had from your initial purchase.

It's shady buisness tactics like this that are keeping american's from putting out the risk of investing into the market and no im not talking about people that are already millionare's and can take the risk of losing a couple hundred thousand dollar's im talking about the little guy that has ten grand max to invest what should he do with it. These large corparations are bleeding this country dry without any reguards as to what the long term damage is.

I'll tell you right now my dream for the longest time was just to be able to get a decent enough paying job to be able to have a family and have a few kid's maybe if im lucky buy a house within my lifetime but with the way it is now there would be nothing for that child when he grow's up to have a chance at working towards. This goes way way deeper than just pirating a few video games knock off peices of software and watching a pirated movie or two this is corprate greed at its finest these politician's that are backing it check in on who their money is invested in who their campaign contribution's come from and you'll understand why they backed it just like the texas senator that backed this bill and pushed for it one of his largest campaign donor's is within the movie association's guild.

There's too many career politician's now aday's and they could give a rats ass about the little guy trying to scratch a living outta the rocks as long as they're investment's are guarenteed and they're taken care of who cares about me or him. The sad fact of our government is that its far more corrupt than we could ever actuall imagine and its a sad truth hopefully americans open they're eye's before this country is lost in its entirety and turns into one giant corparation itself.


Novice Member

Joined: 10/15/09
Posts: 166

1/18/12 3:46:55 AM#191

I can still hear Bill HIcks shouting 'Wake up America!', glad to see some of you are getting with the program.

Hope the paper these bills are written on ends up as recycled toilet paper.  Failing that, I'll see you all on the Free Internet when the hackers get their satellite network up and running.


Advanced Member

Joined: 10/18/05
Posts: 386

It is easier to Fight for Principles then it is to Live up to them.

1/18/12 3:47:48 AM#192

Originally posted by avalon1000

I am older than most of you. I have watched our freedom disappear at an alarming pace these in the last few years. Soon it will be too late. Contact your Senator and Rep. and let them know how you feel. The constitution is bleeding out....we have lost so much already.


Yes this thing is just wrong, and reaks of capitalism all over

Capitalism is when the big corperations run your county (U.S.A), {Greece)

FYI your country has never been for the people for the last 30 years. And no matter who you vote in (Obama, or Ron paul) your always going to have the same problems, because the leaders are just puppets. They have no power too do anything. Thats why Obama has done nothing, because he is unable too.

The corperations are the ones that own you, and your country. They can make or break your laws in whatever way they see fit. Thank god I don't live in a capitalist country.



Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/03/08
Posts: 445

1/18/12 3:50:42 AM#193
Originally posted by SBFord


I’ll state clearly right up front that I believe curbing online piracy is a worthy aim. That said, the more I learn about this act and its sister in the Senate, the Protect IP Act, the more uneasy I feel about the proposed mechanism. For me, it brings up the classic quandary of whether the ends justify the means and how much collateral damage is acceptable. What’s more, it’s not a simple black and white situation since there’s no way of knowing if the implementation will be precise and surgical, heavy-handed in the extreme or somewhere in between.

Richard, Richard, Richard..  The wording of SOPA actually does make it a black and white issue. 


It allows corporations to bypass the court system all together and get a website blocked or shutdown.  That is the MAIN problem with SOPA. 


When a law makes select people above the law, like in this case and in the case of the NDAA section 1021, we SHOULD oppose it.


Novice Member

Joined: 8/30/08
Posts: 4889

1/18/12 4:25:16 AM#194
Originally posted by bobfish

Originally posted by MeerieBella

SOPA is DOWN. I repeat, Sopa is DOWN.

Now it's Protect IP's turn.




 You really believe that? That isn't how it works.

To stop it we would have to stike back. Boycott products, movies, games, etc of every SOPA and PIP supporter. Hurt their wallets bad enough and they wouldn't dare trying something this asinine again.


Sadly people in general don't have that kind of commitment in protecting their rights.




Advanced Member

Joined: 2/27/09
Posts: 1811

1/18/12 4:28:24 AM#195

If only content providers would spend the money they are burning at (ineffectively) fighting against piracy, to develop new methods of distributing and offering competitively priced content to the consumers.

Better to build more sandcastles to stem the flood, right?



Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/17/04
Posts: 783

1/18/12 4:30:39 AM#196

Corporations are people in the USA so be nice to them :P


Novice Member

Joined: 11/24/11
Posts: 417

1/18/12 4:32:29 AM#197

What wikipedia did is huge...

2 friends who didn't knew anything about SOPA are now tweeting agains't it.


Youtube and facebook should do the same, close for one day with a link of what SOPA can do.


BAM, suddenly, they lose.

Just like that




"Esport with tournaments is for hardcore pvp'rs that want to be competitive. Openworld PVP with ganking and griefing is for casuals that just wants their pvp mixed with pve from time to time."


Novice Member

Joined: 8/30/08
Posts: 4889

1/18/12 4:34:08 AM#198
Originally posted by tom_gore

If only content providers would spend the money they are burning at (ineffectively) fighting against piracy, to develop new methods of distributing and offering competitively priced content to the consumers.

Better to build more sandcastles to stem the flood, right?


They won't pass the savings on to the consumer though and thats the problem. They have no issue cutting cost to increase profits, but never will they cut costs to offer competitively priced content for the consumer.

Look at SWTOR.............

Digital Copy = $59.99

Physical Copy = $59.99

Standard price of a physical copy of a new game = $59.99

They used a cheap means of distribution.......... but they did not pass the savings on to the consumer.

Whats more likely to happen is they will come up with a cheaper form of distribution and find a way to charge consumers more for it lol. Has happened to many times to count now.


Advanced Member

Joined: 2/27/09
Posts: 1811

1/18/12 4:34:53 AM#199
Originally posted by spaceport

Youtube and facebook should do the same, close for one day with a link of what SOPA can do.


And Google, because they claim to be supporting Stop SOPA too.



Novice Member

Joined: 8/30/08
Posts: 4889

1/18/12 4:37:04 AM#200
Originally posted by tom_gore
Originally posted by spaceport

Youtube and facebook should do the same, close for one day with a link of what SOPA can do.


And Google, because they claim to be supporting Stop SOPA too.


Yeah a bit dissapointed in Google for backing out of a full blackout and instead using some black box over the logo. Google blacking out with wikipedia would have been a huge and meaningful blow.

16 Pages First « 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 » Last Search