SOPA Must Be Stopped
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) will create more problems than it aims to solve.
“What its trying to do is prevent the piracy of intellectual property which is a completely legitimate goal. The way its trying to do it is the problem”
- Brad Burnham Union Square Ventures.
SOPA effectively transfers liability for copyright infringement onto second parties like search engines, social networks, blogs, and all sorts of websites.
It also provides for DNS blocking much in the same way that China’s great firewall blocks foreign sites that it does not want its citizens to see. This then becomes a serious censorship issue since it would not take a court order to block these sites.
If you want to research more about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) read The Definitive Post On Why SOPA And Protect IP Are Bad, Bad Ideas
Author: brad forster