How do you feel about SOPA: the Stop Online Piracy Act?
What can be done about it?
A very important subject, I have been planning on writing a hub about this. A few days ago when I visited AboveTopSecret there was a banner at the top of the page warning about SOPA, they also claim that Spain have already been been bribed into accepting SOPA because the US allegedly threatened to cut off their media funding. I also noticed an anti-SOPA app on Android market today that allows people to collectively oppose the SOPA bill.
I feel it's another over reaction from our legislators akin to thousands of other laws, codes and regulations clogging our free society. It is an unnecessary surgical approach to a wound that merits a rightful treatment. No one wants plagiarism and infringement but it is not the answer. Patriotic Act is another example. We no longer have privacy, confidentiality and real individual security. The Big Brother is truly here and omnipresent. Most people are not aware.
I read up about this after seeing a warning on Craigslist, Facebook and some other sites and I don't like it at all. Simply put, if it passes the internet will not be the same. It will be more targeted for big business's then for the every day user. Giving people business's the right to black list a site and have it shut down if they feel it hinders their sales.
I honestly don't think it should pass because it's taking yet another part of peoples freedom as Americans away.
by Person of Interest6 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...
by Anish Patel6 years ago
What exactly is SOPA (stop online piracy act)?And will it affect hubbers and internet users in general? Why is there so much backlash against it?
by VidaLovesLife6 years ago
Do you support or oppose Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) ?
by SPomposello6 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...
by VidaLovesLife6 years ago
There is a strong buzz against the bill and the queue of online companies going dark maybe growing. What is your stand? What is our stand as an online community of Hubbers?
by David 4706 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...
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