Help us stop SOPA – protest on your site!
By Jon Fox
In case you haven’t already heard, congress is currently reviewing new bills that threaten the very fabric of the internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill, and its sister bill, Protect IP Act (PIPA), are currently working their way through the United States Congress and the Senate. If these bills pass any copyright holder can simply allege a site infringes on their copyright and the site could be redirected at the DNS level and be cut off from all major ad services and payment processing services – all without any trial or due process of any kind. It’s scary stuff, but we won’t rehash the full issue here. Read this post from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to learn more about this issue.
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Background on SOPA PIPA in Haiti Chery
H.R.3261 – Stop Online Piracy Act. This bill would establish a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be dedicated to copyright infringment. It would also make unauthorized web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a possible penalty up to five years in prison. For more details, go here.
S.968 – PROTECT IP Act of 2011. Establishes a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be “dedicated to infringing activities.” In some cases, action could be taken to block sites without first allowing the alleged infringer to defend themselves in court. For more details, go here.
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