If SOPA and PIPA get passed, will you unpublish your hubs?
Now, I'm not asking you if whether or not you'd leave hubpages completely, but if you're like me, and you review a lot of movies, or anything to do with the entertainment industry, then are you going to unpublish your hubs IF SOPA and PIPA get passed?
I know if it does passes, I have decided that I will effectively unpublish all my movie review hubs, along with any other ones that have anything to do with the entertainment industry. However, that's just me. Will you do the same? Or will you merely just re-edit them.
I'll keep them up because I don't believe what I do is harming any individual.
I refuse to hit the panic button, I'm not touchin' anything.
I review a lot of weird/obscure/outdated movies in my Hubs and as far as I'm concerned, adding a picture of the film's poster or a YouTube link to its trailer in the Hub is not stepping on anyone's toes. If anything, it's free promotion for them.
I would hope that the people behind PIPA/SOPA are more concerned with blogs and articles that include info on how to illegally download materials than in random dudes like me who are simply reviewing them.
I don't feel that I should have to leave HubPages just because of those laws. I don't think that I have anything that is questionable here on HubPages. I most often write about life experiences, write short stories and poetry. Good question though!
It's tough because the language on the bill is pretty vague. I'd leave my reviews and such up until I get notice that I am doing something wrong. I think it is beyond stupid because what we do is in sense a form of promotion for movies or television shows and brings the makers of these forms of entertainment more viewers and more money.
I would probably leave mine up. At most, I would tweak them. But I do try to site images, or link them to the site I got them, all the time.
I'd rather see how everything shakes out before making any moves. It's up to us to follow the law, so if they pass, and if anything I've written is a violation, I would make every effort to modify, edit, tweak or delete. I feel the only way we ultimately succeed is through integrity - so even if I don't like the rules, I'll try to rise above it all and live with things.
Not just this, if there came 1000 more SOPA PIPA's, they can't stop the people from speaking up or from sharing their views. Everyone has the basic right and liberty to speak up. No SOPA PIPA can't snatch this right and liberty.
by Rod R Elmore 6 years ago
Are you relieved that the SOPA and PIPA were were dropped? Do you think we can hold-on this freedom? What are your thoughts?
by Lawrence Stripling 6 years ago
I just heard about these bills and read that they will send anyone to jail for a max of 5 years. This is if you access any content which is copyrighted more than 10 times in a 6 month period.
by Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago
If you are a US citizen and you are on this website, then signing an Anti SOPA petition is a MUST DO thing for you.There is still protest and petitions going around, and I've one right here for you should you need to add your name to the list. http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/20 …...
by changer22 7 years ago
What do you think will happen to HubPages if PIPA and SOPA are passed?PIPA= Protect IP Act in the SenateSOPA= Stop Online Piracy Act in the HouseBoth would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business.
by SPomposello 6 years ago
1. I can understand how they will throw people who UPLOADED the pirated music/movies online. But what about the people who downloaded or "streamed" it? Are they also to be put in jail? Or it just the people who upload the pirated stuff?2. If this thing gets passed, does this mean I have...
by Samad Aslam Khan 6 years ago
Will SOPA and PIPA take away your liberty to speak up on the web?Do you think that SOPA and PIPA Laws if passed, will snatch our liberty to speak about anything we want? I don't think that Govt. is going to take back its step so we will have to change our limits. What you say?
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