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Fun with SOPA Acronyms

Regarding the evil Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, one guy suggests it stands for the Silence Opposition Permanently Act.

And some are saying the Firefox add-on “DeSopa” as “DNS Evasion to Stop Oppressive Policy in America.”

This is reminiscent of attempt to find alternative names for IP, such as “Intellectual Pooperty,” “Intellectual Poverty,” “Imaginary Property,” “Innovation Privileges,” “Intellectual Prohibition,” etc. And one guy, Adrian Johns, recently referred to the IP lawyers and other vested IP interests as the “Intellectual-Property Defense Industry.”

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  • SJD December 22, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Rick Falkvinge twitted that “sopa” is a bad word in Swedish 🙂

    According to Wikionary,

    sopa c
    (rarely in singular) a piece of trash
    (slang, derogatory) unskilled person

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