The Great American (and Canadian) Firewall?

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    The entertainment industry is still rich enough to buy enough members of parliament to introduce such pernicious laws. After all they need a lot of money to campaign for re-election. I call that corruption.
     
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    So in the future, if you want to download porn and read political messages, go on the American Internet.

    If you want to pirate movies and get free software, go on the Chinese Internet.

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    In the kingdom of GFW, the govt enforcing things from time to time, or "wave after wave" - which means between the waves, it is open season for everyone.

    I see the ironic when North America is (is going to) enfoceing EVERYTHING that is in favor of one or two industry (like you said, the entertainment industry) while China managing the waves so that startups can live to see the light, in some way.
     
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    SOPA/PIPA, depending on how the courts interpret it, might be the death of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, blogging, forums, comments sections, etc on the US internet. But these things will live on elsewhere. Maybe the new facebook will be hosted in Europe, and blacklisted from the US. And it would be ironic if US citizens have to use firewall-breaking software made with CIA funding to break US laws.
     
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    SOPA is apparently dead..

    The Escapist : News : U.S. Congress Shelves SOPA

     
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    What about PIPA and OPEN? And isn't it quite worrisome that this entire thing was due to the lobbying of the entertainment industry?
     
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