SOPA and PIPA Internet acts



FlashGordon rgordon1276 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 15:40:50 UTC 2012


Repost from TheShout:

The US congress is considering very strong legislation to control Internet
content. These acts would place the burden of copyright execution on
websites and allow that they be blocked on the basis of a complaint.
Websites would be required to police not only their own content, but also
that of any website they link to. Wikipedia is blacked out today in
protest, and it's a good day to go to their site and read something about
the legislation. They make suggestions for action from non-US residents, as
well.

It looks very commercially oriented (i.e. will protect the high prices of
US films, music and drugs), and it would make quite a difference in how
websites do business. I expect Youtube would be blocked immediately, as
well as file sharing sites like Long Live Rock. Check at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


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