Weekend Video Post – Help Stop SOPA/PIPA
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The popular blogging platform WordPress have appealed to their more than 60 million users on their official blog on January 10, 2012 to help stop anti-piracy laws.
Help Stop SOPA/PIPA
You may have heard people talking/blogging/twittering about SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act. The recent SOPA-related boycott of GoDaddy was all over the news, with many people expressing their outrage over the possibilities of SOPA, but when I ask people about SOPA and its sister bill in the Senate, PIPA (Protect IP Act), many don’t really know what the bills propose, or what we stand to lose. If you are not freaked out by SOPA/PIPA, please: for the next four minutes, instead of checking Facebook statuses, seeing who mentioned you on Twitter, or watching the latest episode of Sherlock, watch this video (by Fight for the Future).
Read the full story on WordPress Blog
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet
Uploaded by Fight for the Future on Oct 25, 2011 on Vimeo.
Fight for the Future is a non-profit helping to organize the historic strike against the web censorship bills SOPA and PIPA on our site sopastrike.com – go there for a list of websites that are striking and more information.
Fight for the Future
Go to Stop American Censorship for more information and a bunch of ways you can take action quickly, easily, and painlessly.
Stop American Censorship
SOPA and ACTA are BAD. If the government were to control the internet that would eventually allow complete control on what info/news they want to be shown, and the ones they want to hold on to…….which would turn the internet into complete BS, as is? the media nowadays. What’s worse is if we actually let this happen as a society.
On the one hand any government shouldn’t impose draconian laws upon its citizens, on the other hand its our duty to respect copyright laws. I am against illegal downloads.
SOPA has been pulled and PIPA has been postponed. Time to get PIPA pulled, however.
No one should curb freedom on the net. However, we shouldn’t cross a certain line of limit. We should respect others’ copyrights.