Thursday, January 19, 2012

What You Need to Know about "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA)!

You need to know about SOPA. It is an acronym for Stop Online Piracy Act, which is being discussed by the United States. It will reduce the problem of piracy over the Internet, but it affects your websites, blogs and companies, and as not very fair to all providers of Internet-based services.

Many Internet users and companies still protest against the act of SOPA being debated in the United States until now! Wikipedia and Reddit are also protesting the temporary closing of their home, includes big companies like Facebook, Yahoo!, Microsoft, PayPal, Mozilla, FourSquare, eBay, AOL, Creative Commons. Google, one of popular search engines, also protested the SOPA too. Get to know more from Google information about SOPA.

“The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook.
Google
 Firefox
Wikipedia
Wordpress
Demonoid

We know about many people downloaded the pirates of softwares, movies, anime, and many from the torrent sites. But, it will affect the small companies and bloggers too. Still, we always sharing the news, social media, useful of information, do research and many when we used the Internet on everyday. If SOPA shut down the blogs and websites, we don't get the freedom of speech!

If you not understand about this, please read version Bahasa Malaysia from Amanz.my:
http://amanz.my/2011/12/mari-kenali-sopa-akta-yang-sedang-hangat-dibincangkan-akhir-akhir-ini/

If you said NO! to SOPA, please sign this petition at https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ so this can make the Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.


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Source: Americancensorship.com
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