The SOPA and PIPA bills are soon to be placed before the Senate. Here’s some things I’ve read that are super disconcerting:
- The bill give rise to the potential for search engines to delete “entire websites from their search results”.
- EVERY SINGLE link and upload by a site user would have to be reviewed by the internet company or they would be faced with a potential lawsuit. (Imagine, even just on the most basic level – like, what if Facebook had to individually monitor every link or upload?)
- These bills that are intended to stop piracy would be ultimately ineffective. All that is needed to skirt the law is a change of web address, while legitimate companies face the penalties of an ineffective law.
Follow this link and sign please! End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google. We only have until January 24th!!
Please sign. This will affect all of us.