Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blacking-Out for SOPA & PIPA

We will not be blogging today to participate in the internet Blackout. Let's stop SOPA & PIPA before they get any further. 

SOPA is the "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA is the "Protect IP Address" wherein IP means "Intellectual Property". Both are billed to stop website infringement by foreign websites. However, when reading the fine details, there are other issues that infringe upon our own writes as website owners, bloggers and businesses. The one thing we don't want is for our free internet speech to be threatened. Many of us believe that if this material is passed, it will not only fail to stop website infringement, but also blacklist many foreign websites that should not be blocked. Our websites, blogs, businesses will be policed and it opens the gateway to further restrictions in the future.

For more info about the Blackout, SOPA and PIPA, go to Wikipedia. Click here to help stop the censorship!

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