January 18, 2012

Stop SOPA & PIPA



Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. The two bills in question are known as the Protect IP Act, PIPA, in the Senate (“IP” stands for “intellectual property”), and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), in the House.
Both SOPA and PIPA would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. To raise awareness about this harmful legislation, the English Wikipedia, along with a dozen other major websites (including Google, Wordpress, Reddit, and Moveon) are protesting the PIPA/SOPA legislation by either completely blacking out their sites for 24 hours or by modifying their front pages. Read here to learn more. In my view, a very worthy cause to support. Needless to say, please spread the word!



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3 comments:

  1. Technology should be the master of situation under legislation any thing on the web should pass through filters of piracy & content should be blocked before it is allowed to be clicked. Let us not defame foreign clients when those elements are with in the grips of promoters. There is likely hood of local sites spring out to serve the piracy.

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  2. Free access to information and the free sharing of information is a precious, individual choice and responsibility. All who contribute to this defend their choice and it has nothing to do with any U.S. Congress legislation. For copyright protection, it's also an individual choice, risk and responsibility that needs no U.S. Congress protection that could lead to an eventual possibility of censorship and over abusive control.

    Any such restriction will lead nowhere but backwards, and the world wants to continue to go forwards.

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  3. I totally agree with you! we all should spread the word

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