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Old 27th August 2012
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Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
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Originally Posted by aroundtheworld View Post
That is exactly the point I was making; the context is very clearly oriented toward the internet. As an internet company and not an African aid organization, it makes sense that Google's context can be generally taken to be within the scope of the internet.
But their complaints, as well as others involved (Wikipedia, Facebook etc) go beyond protecting their core business (the internet). They go to global freedom of speech, the US Constitution, plus the music industry, the movie industry, publishing, politics, collection and storage of personal data.
The second sentence here does not parse in a comprehensible fashion; I'd ask you to reword it if you are interested in my response.

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Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
It's just funny how it's a burning global issue when it comes to NOT helping musicians against filesharing, but it's NOT a burning global issue when young people are censored by being slapped in prison for releasing a song.
If one considers that "helping musicians against filesharing" was the sole purpose and the entirety of the effect of the proposed SOPA/PIPA bills, then I can see how one could find it strange that Google and Wikipedia would black out their homepages in an effort to raise awareness against this legislation, but would not do so in response to a two-year prison sentence for three Russian political activists. In reality, that was not the sole purpose of those bills, nor would that have been the entirety of their effect, and the scope of these two matters is leagues apart despite a facile similarity of free speech or censorship.