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    Re: Sopa

    Here's some food for thought: Companies that release software already price their products to compensate for the losses of piracy. If SOPA passes and does somehow manage to stop piracy, do you think they will lower their prices? No, they sure as hell won't. At $64.19 for any new release game (excluding wii) and having willing buyers who are likely ignorant of the reasons games are getting more and more expensive, they're just fine charging more for a game. And don't give me the "they have to pay for production costs and all that crap", yeah they do but their revenues FAR exceed the costs of production. Here's another thing to think about... Lets take Call of Duty for example. I purchased the games up through Black Ops then realized something. 1) Online play of CoD is overrated and hacked, 2) I really don't enjoy the online play, 3) I'm forced to buy the online play with the product even though I don't want it. So it begs the question, why should I pay the price of a whole product when I only want half of it? We're talking something as simple as separation of files to distribute as a different product at a lesser price. All I want is the storyline. Seeing as how a pirate can't get the online play due to registration keys linked to accounts and whatnot, they're not getting the full product anyhow. More like an extended demo. Charge me 20 bucks for the story and 40 for the online if you want, I'll pay. Online play is what they develop for anymore anyhow.
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    Re: Sopa

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Obama announced that he wouldn't sign it as it was. SOPA was written by a conservative Republican Representative from Texas. You got just about everything wrong.
    I was expressing a prediction, because each time Obama opens his mouth, he lies! Did you know that Obama's czar Cass is trying to push for "net neutrality"?
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: Sopa

    Wouldn't surprise me. Obama likes increased government the same as everyone else. I don't think SOPA is a good idea and could lead to many unforeseen, negative consequences against us.
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    I hope that those who strongly oppose this bill have taken a few minutes to e-mail your representative and senators.

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    Re: Sopa

    Best "protest" I've seen so far today from websites responding to the threat of SOPA/PIPA:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    I hope that those who strongly oppose this bill have taken a few minutes to e-mail your representative and senators.
    Yeah because that changes minds and isn't just a total waste of time.

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    Re: Sopa

    In my opinion, these 60 year olds who didn't grow up with the internet, who likely can't type, and who don't use it for anything other than to further their own political cause have absolutely no business voting on something that have no idea about and not only affects the entire country, but many others than our own; potentially the world.
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    Re: Sopa

    Quote Originally Posted by Krystov View Post
    In my opinion, these 60 year olds who didn't grow up with the internet, who likely can't type, and who don't use it for anything other than to further their own political cause have absolutely no business voting on something that have no idea about and not only affects the entire country, but many others than our own; potentially the world.
    Watch out. You are about to summon the Debate Politics Geezers (most wear little cylinder hats with tassels on top and drive around in mopeds). Or old men at least.
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