https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act - Wikipedia
This is a informative article, outside of the normal DLD activities, to bring awareness to a pair of bills currently under much discussion and debate. These bills are called called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIP (Protect IP), presented to the House of Representatives and the senate (respectively) in the United States. Later in this article, we will also discuss how these bills have a world wide significance. At the end of the article are several links to the actual bill, news articles, and forum/journals related to this topic. Our aim here is to give to a brief overview, and to answer some questions concerning this debate.
SOPA itself is an attempt to stop online piracy both domestic and foreign by the United States Gov't. It employs a variety of tactics in order to achieve this, including scann
I care about your rights. SOPA is an infringement upon our rights. Do you want the government controlling which websites it approves the use of? Our freedoms for thought and free speech need to be protected for free internet. In protest, blackout your pages, go silent, spread the word. Petition sites you care about to do the same.
Who does SOPA effect?
Everyone who uses the internet. Facebook, Twitter, social networking sites which cannot control the content posted by it's users and will be held responsible for it. This is forced censorship. This will not stop piracy. This will effect law abiding citizens. It does not protect our rights, it treads on it, spits on it, and throws our rights out the window at 100mph.