A pretty in-depth explanation of how SOPA and PROTECT IP can harm the internet as we know it:
I cant stress how much i’m against these laws and laws like these,
it’s a direct attack on freedom of speech and the anonymity of the internet as we know it.
Not only is the law corrupt, but the companies that support it are corrupting it further,
obviously not fully realising what it is that they are doing to the world around them.
Not to mention how unsafely weird the laws are defined, as they give way too much
freedom to interpretation and that will be exploitable by those who want to misuse it.
I have no problem with stopping piracy acts, but this isnt stopping piracy acts, its not
curing anything, its just treating the symptoms in a half-assed way, hurting way too many
people on its way, even though they arent doing any harm.
On a final note, who was it that leaked these pirating softwares and such to begin with?
Oh, right… it was the greater sites like MSN, Cnet and whatnot… I guess the first ones
we should pull through the mud are these companies who were the “enablers” in the first place.
p.s. it seems like they will keep making laws like these, to try and gain power over the internet,
no matter how much we say no, eventually it might get pushed through…. such babies.