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Internet Censorship?

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I’m sure everyone has heard but if you haven’t well there’s a few bills that lobbyist such as the RIAA and MPAA that are trying to pass through the House and Senate that will, in a way, will put the end of the internet as we know it. That is the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (Protect IP Act). Both bills are the worst thing that the US government has ever gotten in there hands on because of the major media companies.

What does this bills does? Gives copyright holders full control over what sites to block via the ISP level is what those 2 bills generally does but each bill does things different. Protect IP Act was the first bill that the MPAA and RIAA been trying to pass down the pipe for 2+ years but became the hot topic the past 5+ months.

What does the Protect IP Act do? Protect IP Act gives a list of URLs that ISPs are required to block. It’s an internet blacklist is the shortest term here. Then you have a second list that ISPs are not required to block but will get immunity if they do block them, we call those the internet gray list. This bill pretty much makes us like China but at ISPs level and not the DNS level.

What about this SOPA? What this bill will do is allow copyright owners claims a site is infringing on copyright and what would happen is A) any ad revenues are blocked forever, B) site is blocked at DNS level, and C) search engines will have to block those links. This bill is almost like China but pretty much does more damage to the site’s owner(s). Also with this bill pretty much forces the site owner(s) to censor themselves if they want to make sure they don’t get in trouble as anyone who has the very lest of infringing materials can put the site into world wind.

If any of these bills gets passed, it’s the end of the internet because we’ll be setting the path for the rest of the world. If we block the internet, then the rest of the country will start following through. So help out by emailing your Senator to vote against those bills.

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