Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA "Blackout Day"

On Wednesday, January 17, 2012 some internet service provider decided to close together as part of the action blackout to protest against the draft law of anti-piracy (anti-piracy bill) in the U.S. Anti-piracy bill in question is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Currently the second bill (SOPA and PIPA) is still in the process of legislation.

SOPA and PIPA seem to not only have an impact on the U.S. site. Instead, the targets of the bill are the sites that are outside the U.S.

Through the Bill, later the site outside the U.S. that is considered copyright infringement can be blocked unilaterally.

The site manager is doing the action blackout, consider SOPA and PIPA could threaten freedom of expression and undermine the atmosphere of the online world that is conducive. They worry about these rules can be a weapon for the company owned the rights holders to sue various websites blindly.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) also rejected the SOPA and PIPA. EFF said that the bill does not protect false accusation.

For example, a site accused of violating, but proven innocent, still the site would be harmed. They will not receive compensation from blocking ads and payment services.

On 15 November 2011, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, eBay, Mozilla, Yahoo, AOL and LinkedIn have written an open letter to U.S. Senate and House members to oppose the SOPA.

There is also a SOPA considers retaliation "Hollywood" because it could not fight against piracy. In fact, the "Hollywood" et al should fight with the business approach.


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