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Thanks to SOPA, Shapeways Live is Being Delayed


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#1 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2012-01-17 20:49 (Reply)
You go, Ana!
#2 Marcus on 2012-01-17 22:13 (Reply)
Kick some ass out there! :-P
#3 Spongeinside (Homepage) on 2012-01-18 15:43 (Reply)
Thanks guys!!

Todd, just added the image for your SOPA model in the body of the blog post. ;-)
#4 Ana on 2012-01-18 15:54 (Reply)
I saw a TV commercial last night urging people to SUPPORT the sopa/pipa bills.

My question is.. who is the "US Chamber of Commerce" and why would they support such terrible legislation? They were listed as a sponsor for the commercial.
#5 Stony Smith on 2012-01-20 15:25 (Reply)
In a nutshell, SOPA allows large companies to kill the DNS entries for any one (individual or company) they feel is violating their IP rights. This effectively prevents you from using human friendly addresses like Instead you would have to type out into your web browser, and memorize it for every website you want to visit.

It doesn't stop piracy at all, but it does give large corporations the ability to remove competition without a judge, jury or due process. It was a bi-partisan bill that was paid for by comcast, disney, RIAA, MPAA et al.

The reason why several people in the house and congress support it is due to the fact that they are computer illiterate and don't understand ecommerce, hacking, piracy, or the internet in general. In fact, I doubt they realize that seizing control of this internet will cause us techies to build a second one outside of government control.
#6 Stephen on 2012-01-22 13:48 (Reply)

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