We oppose SOPA / PIPA, and so should you!

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  1. News Bot

    News Bot Regular Member

    Apr 28, 2011
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    The United States Congress is currently considering two bills, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The passage of these bills would be extremely harmful to the internet community that we all share and love.

    Learn more about SOPA / PIPA and, if you are a Unites States citizen, tell your Congressman and Senator that you are in favor of a free and open internet!

    Wikipedia wrote:SOPA and PIPA put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.​

    Further reading:
    Wikipedia's message: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup
    Google's message: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
    Reddit's message: http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/stopped- ... s-all.html

    Wikipedia's article on SOPA (not blacked out): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
    Google search for "SOPA": https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=sopa

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