SOPA also known as House Bill 3261 or H.R. 3261 (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) become an instant viral topic after the proposed law is released by the American Congress. Its aim is to stop piracy. Many are not only against from it but also expresses rage towards the bill. This is quite a turnaround in internet industry and could create a total mess. Yet its aim is to protect the community from piracy and drive us towards purchasing the original and authentic products like images, audios, videos and anything being shared online. It can only create little effects. That does mean that we can’t copy pictures anymore or share videos online as it might be copied too? I think that could mean that we are not allowed to download movies/videos/music on the internet. All sharing sites might be down and every move will be tracked. WOW, we are amenable to end piracy but this is not the answer to that. Everybody’s crossing finger that SOPA and PIPA will not push through.
Authority websites like WordPress and Wikipedia has expressed their protest against SOPA and PIPA by having their site on blackout for a day. If you wanted to participate and wanted to blackout your site, use SOPA Blackout Plugin simply go to the link and follow the steps. This plugin allows you to set SOPA blackout dates for your WordPress website, as well as a variety of options on who the anti-SOPA is shown too.
Interesting reads below so you grasp the real information about SOPA and PIPA:
Finally let you voice be heard in Congress by casting your votes at Google Community, go below link. Yes do it now!
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
I am all against the bill. Let us not allow this bill to be approved and destroy our online life! Why can’t they just focused their work offline (constructions, education, hospitalization, house projects) and leave the people online do their jobs! Come on its 2012, do you want us to go back to the iron age?