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Originally posted by freedom12
I was surfing this site last nite and clicked on the 93 bombing of the WTC thread. To my surprise a page popped up that was red and white and said something about this page being deemed illegal by SOPA . It looked like an official government page.
I was so shocked I thought maybe ATS as a whole had fell under the new SOPA act. I hurriedly clicked on "new topics" and it went away to my relief. Now, I'm regretting that I didn't take a screen shot of this. I clicked on a couple more posts and it didn't happen again, Anyone else have this happen to them?edit on 8-1-2012 by freedom12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tw0330
I am a small business owner who develops websites and web programs for other small business' (which I was able to get going with minimal start up expense or overhead (no loans), I just needed a few people to give me a chance.).
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you just how bad the SOPA act would be to a small business.
First we are hearing a lot about how DNS would be involved here. So let me explain first what a DNS is.
Simply put, it translates IP addresses into words.
how stuff works - DNS
I own a server with 6 ip addresses and run all my clients websites on this server with each IP being associated with a DNS name. According to the sopa act if someone on one of my clients websites were to post a copyrighted video from youtube, and someone reported it, they would shut down the DNS, which will pretty much make my server non accessible through a domain name.
Foreseen outcome: All of my clients now no longer have working websites. I could potentially get sued for this, as many of my clients rely heavily on their websites for everyday business.
I could potentially get around DNS problem with a few days worth of work and a lot of man hours, and using a different domain name (which, as you can see, wouldn't fix the copyright issue at all). but would probably still be sued for loss of income to my clients, and would have to close my doors.
This scenario could potentially not only make it so that all general small business' are at risk here, but in my world, would make it nearly impossible to keep my business going, because of the high risk it would cause. I would have to monitor every little word, picture, and link a client puts on their website (even emails, since now emails can be sent to post straight to a website). Programs can be written to handle some of this, but not all of it, so I would have to hire people to monitor every part of every site. That would cost a lot of money, not to mention privacy issues. And how am I supposed to know if a sentence or picture is or isn't a copyright of another company. it is impossible to keep track of all copyrighted material out there.
If this act passes, it would give 100% control of the internet to large corporations to do as they please with it. Any chance of an entrepreneur coming in and being successful will be out the window. Small business websites will be wiped out, and the only ones left will be controlled by large corporate website hosting companies, who will charge a fortune to host your website, but will control everything you email, write, and post to the website.
It would be the only way around the getting their DNS from being taken out too (though that wouldn't happen, since congressman and senators will be heavily invested in this money maker).
Make no mistake this will take out any chance of small business' surviving in a world of corporate dictatorship.edit on 1/7/2012 by Mirthful Me because: All Caps Title.
Originally posted by tw0330
reply to post by babybunnies
Yes I am aware of this, and have already done this. But when you have a government that does not understand how the internet works, or websites work, a disclaimer will only go so far. All it takes is a good lawyer, a system of bad laws, and a judicial system that doesn't understand how the web works, to make that contract. no matter how good it is, obsolete.
But understand that this is more about customer service. Small hosting companies would lose a lot of business just out of simple fear.
Originally posted by Jooles
It´s really scary, exactly the same law has been passed here in Spain, called "Ley SINDE", as one of the first moves from our recently elected new right wing government.
Link to article in English
It´s really scary, to me this is another sign of a global agenda, similar laws been passed at the same time in different countries.
Originally posted by OhZone
I have been in this world for more years than I care to admit, and I can tell you that I would never have thought that this could happen to my country. I think I am going to be glad to leave it in a few years.
See all that has already happened makes me so,sad. angry & incredulous at the same time.
It seems they want their NWO and will do anything to get it.
So I think I see the chain of command. Now what puzzles me is why exactly do the next in line obey those at the top? What would happen if they didn't? What do they have over these people?