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Questions tagged [sopa]

Stop Online Piracy Act

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After the Go Daddy SOPA boycott, why is Go Daddy being advertised on Stack Overflow?

You may recall the big brouhaha over the domain registrar Go Daddy supporting SOPA. Stack Exchange agreed to drop Go Daddy as a registrar, and moved all of their domains. As such, you can imagine my ...
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Why no mention of SOPA/PIPA anywhere on the SE Network (apart from Web Apps)?

There is a lot that could be done to protest SOPA/PIPA without closing the site. Other than webapps.stackexchange (which has a small banner), there is no mention of SOPA/PIPA today on any SE site. ...
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Can a Reddit-like SOPA-blackout be of benefit to SO and/or its users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any chance of StackExchange blacking out Jan 18, along with Reddit, in opposition of SOPA/PIPA? Reddit will go down in protest to SOPA, a law that could, in theory, bring down ...
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Any chance of Stack Exchange blacking out Jan 18, along with Reddit and Wikipedia in opposition of SOPA/PIPA?

Reddit has announced that they will be blacking out their site on January 18 in opposition of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft ...
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Stack Overflow showing advertisements from GoDaddy - really? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: After the GoDaddy SOPA boycott, why is GoDaddy being advertised on Stack Overflow? Stack Overflow is showing advertisements from GoDaddy - with their support of SOPA, it seems ...
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Will Stack Overflow boycott GoDaddy because of their support for SOPA? [closed]

GoDaddy has apparently withdrawn their support for SOPA. Read link for more info: Go Daddy’s Position on SOPA, from their website; it is obviously yet to be seen whether they will continue to hold ...
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Would it be possible to organize the stackoverflow community to oppose SOPA?

While I realize this is a technical Q & A site, many normally non-political organizations, including the Internet Society and Wikipedia are either opposing or considering opposing the bill, so I ...
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Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from the site header?

Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from Stack Overflow when it is so important? The negative reactions don't seem to be very strong.
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How will SOPA affect stack overflow users outside the US?

If SOPA is passed, it is obviously going to cause a lot of trouble for sites such as those part of the Stack Exchange network. Being a European resident, I'm thinking that, if SOPA becomes a law, ...
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If the SOPA message is so important, why isn't it displayed on the other sites?

I suppose this is the opposite of complaining about too much use of the system-status banner... If something is so sinister that it threatens the very existence of the StackExchange network, why isn'...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange move outside the US to protect itself from SOPA?

I'm from Lebanon, and don't know anything about the US. I read the system message we all read, did some research and found out that it's nothing but a good thing. That made my day! I wondered how ...
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How can people outside the US help with SOPA?

I saw the following message appear on SO a few minutes ago: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! Unfortunately, I can't ...
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How does SOPA threaten Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange?

Today's Stack Overflow system message reads: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! How is it a threat to Stack Overflow?