Monday, January 30, 2012

SOPA & PIPA: Bad News

The majority of people probably don't know anything about a couple of bills certain industries are trying to get pushed through Congress,  SOPA(Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA(Protect IP Act) and frankly, couldn't care less. On the surface they sound like a good thing. Stopping the piracy of movies, tv shows & ebooks and stopping the distribution of counterfeit designer goods sounds OK, right? The problem is that the way they are written gives the industries and government almost unlimited powers of censorship over the Internet. If the following videos work the way they are supposed to, they give a little more information---mostly the stuff the sponsors of the bills and the entertainment & publishing industries would prefer that people NOT hear.


You can do a search for SOPA and PIPA on youTube for other videos offering information on these Congressional bills as well as another one called ACTA(Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Be aware that some of them might be a little extreme...people feel very strongly either for or against.

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