I've been following this on another site for 3 months or so, some points of interest
By passing SOPA in any way will be illegal (ie. Mozilla app, or even manually typing a blocked IP number)
you have to prove you are innocent AFTER the sentence of guilty.
Severely restricts "Fair Use"
requires NO notification (ala DMCA)
free speech issue as I see it is like this.
You come to my house and curse me out, I can tell you to shut up or leave, that's not repressing your free speech, you are on my "property". (ATS)
You are a Cop, or even an elected politician, I can curse you all I wish using what ever words I want, and have no repercussions. That is protected
freedom of speech. the internet is a public information hiway.
You don't see a roadside gas station being closed cause of a drug deal in the bathroom
If sharing files is "stealing" then YOU, like a store owner, Pay someone to "police" your "content"
(real stores do this)
even when caught red handed, you STILL see a judge and have charges read to you BEFORE a sentence is carried out.
the DHS held a website for a YEAR then returned it, NO Explanation, this is BEFORE SOPA/PIPA
DHS on the NET?
This is what is going on NOW. get with the program folks we need a million man flash mob in DC NOW
Do we really need the Congress and Senate any more, the INTERNET makes them redundant, if you really think about it, then think again about what
SOPA/PIPA really are for, Why do you need a representative in DC if you can find out more info faster then they do, and be able to act on it, they
seem rather Analog..........
PS: the Best way to stop "piracy" is to repeal copyright, it's a gift, NOT a right
edit on 6-1-2012 by thedigirati because: spelling and
edit on 6-1-2012 by thedigirati because: (no reason given)