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  •  Some are easy targets, others are gonna be a (1+ / 0-)
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    Brown Thrasher

    challenge.

    ASCAP? I guess that means no listening to any recorded music. Or even going to most performances of live music.

    Dolby Labs? Kind of rules out most playback equipment manufactured in the past forty years. Or going to a movie theatre or a concert.

    Believe me I'm as angered by SOPA and its Senate companion piece as anyone here; I'm not sure I have the stomach to actually remove myself from the culture to the extent a full and honest boycott of all the listed sponsors would require. It seems to me that there must be better ways of applying pressure back.

    •  There are other ways to make them know (1+ / 0-)
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      I have suggested over at Wikipedia, as part of our ongoing discussions of a blackout, that we should compile a list of the IP addresses known to be associated with any entity on this list and specifically target our blackout at them, not the whole country, as long as the bill's pending, in addition to Congress.

      And, my idea goes, we could and should get Facebook and Twitter to do this too. Think about the effect ... do you think anyone in Congress wants to be going into an election year cut off from all three of those websites while their non-incumbent opponents aren't in primaries and general elections aren't? We can exempt, of course, OPEN Act supporters like Sen. Wyden and (yes) Rep. Issa and companies like Kaspersky Lab, which pulled out of the Business Software Alliance over that organization's (predictable) support for SOPA.

      I am thinking of devoting a diary to this ...

    •  Several of those are indeed low blows (0+ / 0-)

      ...though some of us live in areas which are short on music/theater venues anyway, so that refusing to donate to Big Media's legal fund has the added benefit of saving on gas money.

      As for discs & equipment you already have — I'll leave it to others to decide whether they want to publically get rid of movies, music, or hardware to make a statement, but for the most part I'd think that not buying more would suffice for most people.

      That, & supporting independent artists & publishers. Seriously, one of us Kossacks ought to start a bibliography of indy artists. (So it doesn't have to be about "removing yourself", but rather trading up.)

      Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET!

      by Brown Thrasher on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 12:56:53 PM PST

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