SOPA, PIPA and the Freedom of Speech

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  1. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    SOPA vs. PIPA: Anti-piracy bills, uproar explained.

    Lots of Big Brands are protesting against this act being passed, some of the big names are Wikipedia, Mozilla,Doodlekit etc, who supports free and open internet.
    Wikipedia threathens to go blackout in less the 20 hrs from now.

    Already some sites must have blackout, I have seen one


     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    Hell we will miss Wikipedia in a very short time, wonder how many of you have a say upon this development? How much will it effect for us, this forum and internet users worldwide?
     
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    Wiki was one of the best location for information and they also had reference to what was stated, which could be opened and checked.
     
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    SOPA, PIPA and the Freedom of Speech

    There has been a lot of debate and activism related to SOPA and PIPA in the United States. But why should we care about a law being tabled in the United States?

    Well our being concerned with the issue may not push the congress and senate in the USA to prevent form making SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) in a law, but that may reinforce the cause and make many citizens of the USA aware of the issue at hand. That is the reason why everyone is talking about these two acts.

    The benign sounding acts appear to check the activity of pirates and “Warez uploaders” to protect the interest of copyright holders, but that is not why everyone from Wikipedia to Google to Facebook is protesting. We must be clear that no one like pirated stuffs on the Internet, but such acts will have far deeper implication. They will break the fabric of the Internet, which is known for the freedom of its speech, innovation, and availability of “free flowing” information through websites Wikipedia, search engines like Google, social sharing sites like Reddit, and Social networking websites like Facebook.

    The two acts we discussed above are of the similar nature – SOPA has been brought by the House of Representative, whereas, PIPA is in the Senate. Both aim to curb piracy by holding publishers (and also content creator) accountable for what goes on to its website. Once this law is enacted, a website may be pulled down on even a hint of copyrighted material on the website.

    Let’s say somewhere among the millions of pages on Wikipedia lies a small section, which was lifted from a book and which got overlooked by Wikipedia editors, who anyway keep a close watch on what goes on Wikipedia.

    This lone section, when proved in the court of law as being lifted from a copyrighted book, will give power to the government to pull that website down of the net, and put a stop on the payment as well.

    The draconian law is forcing people on the Internet to take stand to protect the freedom of speech and innovation on the Internet. To make the protest effective, more than 700 websites has decided to go black. Wikipedia, Reditt, WordPress, and Greenpeace are among the ones that have gone black

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    Because we are great at outdoing the US wherever we can!

    Observing our NGOs and Human Rights Organisations, it is so evident that they was to outdo the US in showing how torrential their heart bleeds!

    And Kapil Sibal is ever so ready to show how concerned he is about the 'health' of every aspect of India!
     
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    Even Twitter, Google and Facebook have registered their protest.
     
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    more freedom taken away from the yanks ? :)
     
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    The ignoramuses have shut down Megaupload...:mad2:
     
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    i suggest you be on "good behaviour" and dont do illegal things on the net because the yanks might want to make an example out of you. An Indian blogger was jailed for abusing bush few years ago!
     
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