Friday, 20 January 2012

The SOPA and PIPA will change how we use the internet if passed by Uncle Sam

Updated news, but probably just a respite, a breather before another push by the powers that be :

Original Post:

Have a read folks on what is happening in America about the ongoing debate on the SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA - Protect IP Act. What happens in America in regards to the passing of these Acts will have a huge repercussion on how we use the internet today and the future. Al-jazeera online have a load of articles on the ongoing drama:

Online goliaths band together to protest SOPA's threat to business, innovation and civil liberties.

Internet and technology experts discuss why current anti-piracy legislation in the US must be stopped. 

Wikipedia and Reddit go black to protest proposed US legislation which will 'disappear' controversial websites.

Thanks to my son Arif who alerted me to the news about PIPA and SOPA.

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