My knowledge of the bill is that it is an attempt by Capitol Hill to help curtail the incidence of intellectual piracy. My worries are the bills are strongly backed by the entertainment unions and by the entertainment industry.
I have heard many horror stories that the SOPA bill and others like it will severely affect writing done on the internet. The scope of the bills are wide and I feel that too large of a net is being cast. Even HubPages stated that these bills have a possibility of shutting down the site.
The gist of SOPA and PIPA are that the Federal Government wants to own and control the world, period.
by Steven Escareno 6 years ago
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...
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 David 470 6 years ago
I heard that Wikipedia is going to close down it's site because it does not agree with the bills that Congress is trying to pass.I also heard that other sites such as reddit are going to close down too, in effort to protest bills Congress is trying to pass or something.
by Person of Interest 6 years ago
For those who neglect their emails:* Start *Stop SOPA and Protect IPContact your congressman and save HubPages!While we prefer to leave political discussions to Hubbers in the Politics and Social Issues forum, a rather pressing matter has inspired us to break from our typically apolitical stance....
by Imogen French 6 years ago
Does anyone have any information on how the SOPA bill will affect hubpages?
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...
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