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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Issue: Regression: Jolly Roger



Issue Summary:

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The people who engage in these acts are called pirates. The term has been extended to include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other bodies of water on a shore. Recently it has been extended to include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator.

A Privateer is a private person or ship authorized by a government to attack foreign ships during wartime, a cost effective method used to mobilize offensives without having to spend public money or commit federal officers. But it should be noted that privateering is not piracy, as privateering is legally authorized by national governments.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, was a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011. The bill was designed to help U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders fight online piracy of intellectual property.

Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the mind for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized. IP protects intangible assets such as musical, literary and artistic works; discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs.

Issue Updates: 

 The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261 was briefly shelved, branded the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, and once again sent into the wild. Authors of the writ took notice of Americas apathetic reaction to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and came to the conclusion that people in the states were cooler with it than what they made because the name sounded more respectable, also noting that it was happening somewhere else as a possible contributing factor.

This hiatus also provided the proper grace period required for the internet to stop caring so hard about stuff, methods of time calculation for the grace period varies but always include a multiple of how much you pissed the internet off, divided by the lifespan of an average internet meme or campaign (e.x. Arrow to the knee/Zach Anner/Chocolate Rain). 

After this number is found the authors begin the waiting game by pulling the issue off the table while leaning back with their hands up saying "We got a badass over here!" After arriving at this length of time they reintroduce the bill and watch it quietly float through the aisles like a feather in the wind.

New jobs are up over on Creative Heads btw. 

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