Thursday, January 12, 2012

SOPA threatens our voices and our freedom


SOPA is a name that is gaining steam and creating a lot of anger across the globe, it's basically the blueprint for a literal dictatorship of the internet. SOPA would give control over the american people in terms of what they are "allowed" to view, this is a direct stab at both freedom and basic human rights. It also means that they can shut down or "block" a site without any evidence, very reminiscent of the internet situation in China. More info can be found below as well as a petition that I would advise all to sign, over 1,000,000 signatures already.

Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

Petition - http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/

Some mega companies that are publicly against the bill (list growing) -

Google
Reddit
Facebook
PayPal
Yahoo
WordPress
Forbes

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