After 6th feb most of the social networks will be forced to censor or remove any content that is in conflict with religion and indian politics.
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/intern … 744348.ece
So my question is that if someone reports name of hubpages and it's properties to department of telecommunication in india to put HP under censor, are you going to cancel our ad program involvement and block india because of that ? OR you'll just take off non-religious content that affects sentiments of our so-called innocent religious hubbers who sell snake oil stuff,astrology subscription or lockets or placebo stuff on Hubpages?
I see the second option depending on revenue opps If they in anyway exist from Indian hubbers (to which I doubt compared to other high cpm countries).
So freedom of speech is as good as dead thanks to our government.
I no longer be saying this in real life or online -"I disagree with you but I would defend to death for your freedom of speech, even if it's personal attack to me". I lost my right because of few political lunatics so it's useless to say this from now on. Sure sky isn't falling for those who are religious or hardly post anything critical from this country but in the long term freedom of speech is lost.
Just my 2 cents.
Hmm I have no clue.. Hope nothing as u stated!!
Basically if you're religious and if you think government from any party is always right then this change means nothing to you. If you don't then you're going to miss many parts of the internet due to this type of censorship.
Just to show you the gravity of this situation.
Reliance is going to block almost every file sharing network before releasing any new movie in theaters in assumption that this avoids piracy. This action includes sites that host linux torrents. You can Google for more on this.
Do check the link in my first post. Basically this is political censorship plan pushed by using the religious sentiments issue.
I'm not religious and no ones always right especially hmm u know.
But, you think the people are going to sit quiet? - I don't
Ya I read the post
I don't know people in our country even value freedom speech, So It's hard to see reversal of this bill. It's end of the open internet as we know it.
It won't be. Students are the ones who flock Social networks mostly in India so definitely they'll oppose this bill. But, for any strong opposition a political stance is required but that's absent as students don't have a party!
What makes me feel like living in prison is that Americans can freely take shot on their president and indians are not even free to pass mildly critical comment about any politician in india. If we do, we'll land up in nearest cell. Just look at number of anti-obama or ron paul or jesus or (insert mega corp name) thread posted in hubpages, Surely our freedom was always limited and deceptively controlled.
Ron Paul is adamantly fighting against SOPA.
I suggest that you consider him for president since he's the only one up there fighting against it.
Yes skyfire is form India. But no matter where it begins it will spread across the globe so there needs to be a stop somewhere
I totally agree! Although it seems that the excuse for censorship varies from country to country.
Ya that's true. But isn't it surprising that it's spreading across the globe? The same way if its stopped somewhere it should hopefully spread like wild fire. The seed should be destroyed before it's planted. But in this case it's already planted and hence the plant will have to be uprooted and thrown into the wild fire I mentioned
more than one person who disagrees with SOPA will likely read the forum.
And contributions to a candidate do not have to come from a US citizen.
This sounds awful I have heard nothing in our press about it at the moment, I will try to read more about it soon.
There's a reason the press isn't talking about it:
1) it's a bit boring
2) people who still watch the news don't care about the internet because they're old
3) The press will benefit from the SOPA rulings (or, at least, their idiot CEOs think they will benefit)
It is awful as it limits free thinking. This country is still in pre-victorian era and only thing that can slow this down is the process of implementation of the law itself. It takes atleast 10-15 years for many simple cases to resolve in court so there is still hope and free thinkers can fight it. Problem here is that government and the entertainment industry is waiting for a chance to put censor on everything that they think is wrong. They're just using anti-religious sentiments stuff as a excuse to enforce this law.
You'll be surprised to see how much Indian censor board edits hollywood or any other foreign media before broadcasting. It is ironic to see that many regional TV series in India put thoughts of Marital affair, abuse and criminal activity in the form of entertainment and at the same time they put strong censor over foreign media for the same type of content.
India and US share same set of Multinational Corps which follow rules of both government. Entertainment industry lobby is more strong in United states and India, so it's obvious that SOPA's Indian version will not vary much other than extended input of so-called protection of religious sentiments and activist censorship.
It was pitched at the same time when SOPA was conceptually released in US. If this law gets finalized in individual state courts (which is still pending) then It'll affect freedom of speech of non-religious folks, free thinkers, activists and media.
Only Big G and similar other top 500 corps can fight it as they'll lose many users and in turn revenue if such law gets passed in India( and in turn rest of Asia).
A unification of People is feared by any Government which wants to control and restrain the population. Civil discussions result in exactly this form of unity therefore the biggest fear to the controlling elite is a world in which the people are free to discuss and exchange ideas.
They will take away this ability, for our own safety! Yeah Right!
It has begun, I'm not the only one!
http://www.sunday-guardian.com/technolo … murky-past
This seems to be quite a good explanation ofwhat is happening, and has been happening, in India.
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