Thursday, January 19, 2012

Understanding PIPA / SOPA & Why You Should Be Concerned

Most everyone has noticed the wide swath of internet websites that have been blacked out in protest of the pending PIPA / SOPA legislation in congress, but not as many people understand exactly why those bills are such a problem.

This short documentary explores PIPA and SOPA, how the bills work, who's behind them, and why all internet users have reason to be concerned.

The fight to prevent online censorship in the U.S. is far from over. While SOPA's future seems increasingly bleak, PIPA has not been pulled from consideration in the senate, where it will be up for a vote later this month.

It is important to understand that PIPA has the same fundamental problems of SOPA. It is NOT a compromise bill; at this point, it is little more than a legislative strategy to abandon the SOPA branding in favor of PIPA. Read more.....

1 comment:

  1. the shelving for now of sopa/pipa wasn't because many spoke group with lobbyists threatened to withdraw it's lobbying monies from politicians. the googles and etc vs the music/hollywood's and etc..the politicians just want to make sure they get the mostest money's they can.


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