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While peps may have moved from watching TV on the sofa to surfing on mobile the old media guard wants your eyeballs at any cost!
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SOPA backers: It's needed to take down The Pirate Bay

SOPA backers: It's needed to take down The Pirate Bay | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
An alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act called the OPEN Act wouldn't block overseas Web sites such as The Pirate Bay and would be ineffective in curbing piracy, SOPA's supporters are warning.
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Dodd slams Google over legislatoin - Entertainment News, Chasing Pirates, Media - Variety

Dodd slams Google over legislatoin - Entertainment News, Chasing Pirates, Media - Variety | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
MPAA chairman dismisses concerns of threat to Web. Chasing Pirates from the entertainment source: Variety. Dodd slams Google over legislatoin.
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Art in the Age of Commerce: The Mona Lisa Curse

Art in the Age of Commerce: The Mona Lisa Curse | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

A compelling video on What television aka OLD media has to do with art heists, JFK and Andy Warhol....."


During this time of debate in internet freedom and #sopa this idea hardly seems important and yet, all creativity stems from the Artists of our culture and as you can see all art and ideas can be manipulated by money and power. 


In the age of reproduction, who profits? In the electronic age ---when a new medium like social media comes along, who is allowed to share? Who controls ideas? How does that happen? It used to be through old media there was total control of ideas...now with social media it is hard to do ---unless of course governments begin to put laws into place - making the sharing of any content a crime! How Absurd ~~~"there is nothing new under the sun" 

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Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon on Combinatorial Creativity

Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon on Combinatorial Creativity | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

"The genealogy of ideas, why everything is a remix, or what T.S. Eliot can teach us about creativity."  Again, Marshall McLuhan said he learnt everything he knew about communiations and media theory from the "poets and the painters".  This is my core argument with #SOPA.....it is not about human creativity and sharing rather about power and control of said.  

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Chinese Internet Users Relish Irony Of SOPA's Great Firewall Of America | Techdirt

Chinese Internet Users Relish Irony Of SOPA's Great Firewall Of America | Techdirt | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
After being on the receiving end of the West's pointed comments about the Great Firewall of China and the online censorship it helps to enforce, Chinese Internet users are enjoying the deep irony that SOPA will effectively copy China's...
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Freedom Online Conference streaming live from HAGUE!

Freedom Online Conference streaming live from HAGUE! | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

Ghana's minister of Technology Minister Idrissu addresses World leaders of Technology, internet and IP on the issue of "internet freedom"  and delivers his message - declaring access to broadband as a fundamental right i.e. do not hamper with the freedom of the people of Africa and the world! This event is streaming live today from the Hague.  Must see. 

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NBC Universal Threatens Partners Support Of SOPA/PIPA

NBC Universal Threatens Partners Support Of SOPA/PIPA | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

"It appears that the big Hollywood studios/MPAA have absolutely no shame. Thankfully, employees at some of those companies recognize just how ridiculous their employers look and have been passing along some details..."

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SOPA foes ready alternative plan--no Web blocking

SOPA foes ready alternative plan--no Web blocking | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
Proposal from Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa offers a gentler alternative to SOPA. Instead of trying to delete allegedly piratical Web sites, the OPEN Act tries to slice off their funding.
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The Semantics of #SOPA - how the language frames the debate

The Semantics of #SOPA - how the language frames the debate | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

Note to Canadian Kid from Canadian Social Media Strategist -- It is an old political strategy to roll out campigns based on keywords that resonate with collective memories.... Your blog picks up on that with respect to the linguistic framing of #sopa. Our white Euro-centric western thinking of pirates is progrmamed to react accordingly. This is, however not the reaction an African American would have by the way, as theirs is the story of slavery...so you can see who becomes immedately conflicted about this issue...and how an added layer of confustion is built in.


I suggest you expand your studies of pirates to a study of The Laws of Media as written  by Marshall McLuahn - Canada's and arguably, the world's best communication theorist, someone who was light years ahead of his time with respect to the "effects" of media on culture. 


Of course a study of Norm Chompsky, the great American writer on linguistics, Semantics and Politics would shed some more light on this matter as well..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wtHTh6NZXc

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Fox Accuses 'The Muppets' of Brainwashing Kids Against the Rich

Fox Accuses 'The Muppets' of Brainwashing Kids Against the Rich | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
If I didn’t know better I’d say that Disney slipped someone over at Fox Business Channel a bill to go on a rant against its hit movie, “The Muppets.” Naaaaah.


Time to wake up folks! This kind of attack is just the beginning....once #SOPA is in place can you imagine how easy it will be to take down content that "someone" finds offensive for some reason on grounds of copyright infringement or IP challenge or something like the Fox claim that a kids show like the Muppets is designed "to create class warfare". 


Last time I checked ART and then media were always about the values of the creators - right up to Madison Ave's Mass Media TV superbowl ads who of course reflect the values of business. 


Ironically McLuhan Wrote that at the end of the day that it is the "medium that is the message" and what you say on it really does not have any impact on culture. Which is why old media TV guys and Hollywood and Madison are all on the bandwagon to try to stop the "effect" of the internet which is one of human scale and sharing - dare I say -HUMAN affairs of social interests and values?? 

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US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook

US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
Luxury goods maker Chanel has convinced a judge to order the seizure of hundreds of Internet domain names and to order the names blocked from "all" search engines and social media networks.
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Visualize This - $$$ Money RULES - Why SOPA and PROTECT-IP Are So Hard to Kill --

Visualize This - $$$ Money RULES - Why SOPA and PROTECT-IP Are So Hard to Kill -- | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

"Last week an unprecedented coalition of tech companies, internet users, and public-interest groups came together to fight legislation that would give corporations and the government new powers to censor the internet"


....but as they say "money talks and B.S. walks"....so unless this coalition decides to hunker down and #occupy something, even if it is just virtual, it is, frankly a loosing game....The biggest irony being of course that BOTH the Democrats and Repulicans support the bill.....omg, is'ant it time for a new operating system, folks? 

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Rep. Jared Polis, Web entrepreneur, founder of BlueMountainArts.com on SOPA

Rep. Jared Polis, Web entrepreneur, founder of BlueMountainArts.com on SOPA | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
Colorado Democrat has a good reason to say the Stop Online Piracy Act will 'destroy the Internet as we know it.' He previously founded a Web hosting company and BlueMountainArts.com. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Privacy Inc..
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Breaking News: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details... | Techdirt

Imagine if the US government, with no notice or warning, raided a small but popular magazine's offices over a Thanksgiving weekend, seized the company's printing presses, and told the world that the magazine was a criminal enterprise with a...
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SOPA Markup Scheduled, Opposition Plans Web Protest | Broadband for America

SOPA Markup Scheduled, Opposition Plans Web Protest | Broadband for America | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
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DEMAND PROGRESS DELIVERS PETITIONS TO WHITE HOUSE IP CZAR | Facebook

DEMAND PROGRESS DELIVERS PETITIONS TO WHITE HOUSE IP CZAR | Facebook | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

must be logged into FB to see this pic...continue to support #Sopa so you can continue to view pics around this issue! 

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Aussie Parliament takes aim at social media

Aussie Parliament takes aim at social media | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

"IN A bid for the Big Brother prize for democracy, the Victorian Parliament has begun an inquiry into social media and the possible ''restrictions and guidelines'' for MPs, journalists and the public using social media such as Twitter..."


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Letter to US Congress from European MEP

Letter to US Congress from European MEP | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
An initiative by MEP Marietje Schaake (@marietjed66).
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Infographic of American people who oppose #Sopa

Infographic of American people who oppose #Sopa | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

Study done by  Pox Vox show the following patterns....see any good correlations? 

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McLuhan's Laws Of Media - reviewed again in light of #Sopa

McLuhan's Laws Of Media - reviewed again in light of #Sopa | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

Apply this to Social Media and think deeply about what #sopa is really about... The four "laws of media" ... any new medium (1) extends or intensifies something, (2) renders something obsolete, (3) retrieves or brings back something, and (4) transcends itself or "flips into" something new.
-- Marshall McLuhan


http://www.lawsofmedia.com/index2.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrad_of_media_effects

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Tech Companies Not Taking a Stand on Censorship Are ANTI SOCIAL

Tech Companies Not Taking a Stand on Censorship Are ANTI SOCIAL | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it


"Since a large group of tech companies protested the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) in conjunction with the House's first hearing on SOPA last week, civil rights advocates have been rooting out the pro-SOPA traitors."


And so they should for the people, for which the internet ultimatly serves, deserve to know who is being  --ANTI SOCIAL!


One really needs to take a deep breathe and stand back to see the big picture on this issue as it goes deep into the philosophies of art and media and what it means to be human....yes, all the things we have heard from all the social media gurus who have been tweeting and posting for the past 3 years....


The bottem line is not $$$ for corps but a new way to communicate for people -- that will not be stopped by governments, big corps, old media or old software giants....this movement to connect and SHARE information and knowledge worldwide is unstopabble and has created the greatest shift in human consiouness since the invention of the printing press and the beginning of the Gutenbergy galaxy.


WE live in an electronic environment and unless all electricity stops flowing we are going to evolve to a more human state of being and sharing and connecting! 

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Kaspersky Quits BSA Over SOPA Support - Slashdot

Kaspersky Quits BSA Over SOPA Support - Slashdot | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
First time accepted submitter Cmdrm writes with an article about Kaspersky Lab quitting the BSA over their (now lukewarm) support of SOPA.
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Feds Seize 130+ Domain Names in Mass Crackdown

Feds Seize 130+ Domain Names in Mass Crackdown | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it
US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites.
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From the SOFA to #SOPA - a blast from the past! (XraNormal Animation)

From the SOFA to #SOPA - a blast from the past! (XraNormal Animation) | From the Sofa to #SOPA | Scoop.it

Scientist Albert Einstein calls upon Renaissance Artist, Leonardo Da Vinci for help in solving the Stop Online Piracy Act issue...

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