They've already said that they only have retracted support for the current version of SOPA and they still want to work towards a more "Internet community friendly" version of SOPA. Meaning, they haven't really retracted support at all. This is just plain PR spin to make them look better, nothing more, nothing less.
I have 1.2k domains at godaddy, .coms, nets and .co.uk. I hate to think that godaddy will start policing the internet. I do not do anything wrong with my sites but I do feel I am giving godaddy support by using the services they provide. godaddy is not a police service.
I do strongly not believe in "allow the U.S. Department of Justice and copyright holders to block access to sites accused of infringing copyright"
The concept of "infringing copyright" can be minipulated by those with lots of money to stop the small man on the street to grow a legal business.
First, we had to suffer under the industrial-military establishment in place after WWII the Korea War..
Now, we have to watch out for Media companies destroying the balance in copyright law; and screw due process. Not only do content companies mostly provide crappy, repetitive, and fearful content, they now want to make our eyes into their content, their property.
Personally, I stopped watching TV, except for some PBS without ads, years ago. Try it out! You can become who you are instead of what greedy corporations want you to perpetuate -- fear and ignorance.
If they are that creative let them develop a different business model that doesn't imply interrupting your attention by blaring ads at you to buy crap its mostly bad for you.
They also won't be pci compliant....does anyone here know of a company similar to go daddy that is pci compliant for my online store, that is simple to deal with like go daddy. Others I called are making it very difficult to switch over.....
I beg to differ,
There is no accountability on the internet. People hide behind rights and anonymity. I run a Independent Game Studio, I love the internet as a platform distribution method, but it also my biggest enemy. For ever legitimate game I sold that connects to my servers, NINE pirated copies of my game connect. That is 90% of my player base did not pay for my game, not to mention those who did not connect.
I'm not a large company, only 2 other employees, it is a barely sustainable business, I could hire more employees if I were doing better. The hardest part is I know the big sites where people are pirating my games, I put in notices to shut the download down, they comply, but a day later there a new link to the download. They don't care and claim they are not responsible for what users upload and they are making money off this. And there is really no legal course for me to protect my IP because of this.
Now I come along and want these sites shut down, and I'm the greedy one? I did all the hard work for my IP, and they make money from users stealing my IP and allowing others to download it?
"Domestic production and consumption of counterfeit and pirated products costs the US
economy $215 billion annually." -GPIC(Global Intellectual Property Center)
You think the US government is going to do nothing about it.
I agree, hit them in the pocketbook, it is awesome to see the power of the consumer when companies try to manipulate us and how it sends a message to other companies that will see the impact on GoDaddy!
I completely agree with you. I do not have cable and its amazing how much propaganda I am no longer subjected to by greedy seedy capitalist who only place value on money and things not to mention their questionable morals and values. We as people need to learn to think for ourselves and question everything!
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For the sake of Securing their overpriced Funds [and products].
Politicians are trading away our [on-line] Freedom(s), for the sake of a campaign contribution.
Drink the Kool-aid or develop some intelligence.