Kickstarter Project Looks To Print SOPA/PIPA On... Toilet Paper?

from the where-they-belong? dept

I'm kind of wondering if this one would have gone over better a few months ago, when SOPA and PIPA were still on the legislative agenda, but Andrew Couts at Digital Trends points us to a bit of a silly Kickstarter project to get the text of SOPA and PIPA custom printed on a roll of toilet paper (where they belonged in the first place). SOPA is pretty long, at over 70 pages (PIPA was a lot shorter), but there's still some extra space, where backers can leave their "own messages" for bathroom reading about SOPA or PIPA.
So far, the project doesn't have many backers, and looks like it has a pretty good chance of failing, but it is notable just how ingrained the absolute badness of these bills has become in the culture today.


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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:06pm

    Homonym

    Long as customers don't confuse the SOPA TP and to soap everything should be okay...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:07pm

    It's a wasteful investment! /me pleges

     

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    weneedhelp (profile), Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:20pm

    No this is great. Buy a few cases and send it to our elected officials to remind them what can happen when they try to pass shit. pun intended.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:24pm

    I've wanted to do this with the constitution

    And send it to every member of Congress and the white house for years. Ever since some moron dreamed up the Patriot act.

    Of course, I've researched things since then, and found out that this should have printed and sent out 75 years ago.

     

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      Jay (profile), Mar 23rd, 2012 @ 1:13am

      Re: I've wanted to do this with the constitution

      Dude, the Patriot Act only exacerbated what was occurring since Nixon and Reagan's era.

      Also, the Patriot Act was the FBI's wishlist come true. Now they get to "play" with the NSA's new "toys".

       

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:24pm

    Shiny though

    A thought occurs: ya know how sometimes brand names become synonymous with certain things; like xerox meaning copy or coke for soda--its within the realm of possibility that SOPA may become a word synonymous with toilet papar...

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 3:59pm

      Re: Shiny though

      It's probably been said before but in swedish the word "sopa" has a few different meanings, one of them being "a piece of trash"...

       

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    Lord Binky, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:36pm

    We're better off putting the names of the supporters on the rolls so that we have a temporary reminder of who to never listen too.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 2:38pm

    How dare they mock a piece of legislation that was designed to help the poor unfortunate children from knowing thier rights err..... PIRACY! DEATH! FAMINE!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 4:01pm

    More

    I think they should have printed out ACTA and the Patriot ACT along with those supporting and voting for each.

    But I totally agree that every member of congress should be getting at least 1 roll a day delivered to their offices as a complimentary reminder that people who employ them (by voting) are aware and watching.

    Would the US dare to claim that printing the bills on tp was a copyright violation?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 4:01pm

    More

    I think they should have printed out ACTA and the Patriot ACT along with those supporting and voting for each.

    But I totally agree that every member of congress should be getting at least 1 roll a day delivered to their offices as a complimentary reminder that people who employ them (by voting) are aware and watching.

    Would the US dare to claim that printing the bills on tp was a copyright violation?

     

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    DCL, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 5:42pm

    How soon...

    ... until Congress sues them for copyright infringement and stealing their words and has ICE shut down Kickstarter for causing the piracy?

     

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    aldestrawk (profile), Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 5:44pm

    toxicity?

    Cute idea, but it raises concerns in my mind about the toxicity of ink, not just to humans, when introduced to septic tanks and sewage systems. I really don't know how toxic modern ink is but why introduce it for unnecessary reasons?

     

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    Suja (profile), Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 6:04pm

    I would buy some.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 8:49pm

    About damn time. I've been printing SOPA and PIPA onto paper to use for post-defaecation cleaning and... well, let's say it didn't provide the best feel for the job.

     

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    chnlove, Jul 23rd, 2012 @ 8:57pm

    Good post

    This is an affecting point of view on this topic. I am happy you shared your ideas and I find myself agreeing

     

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