I Promise Right Here and Now, To lead a Political Attack On Anyone That Backs, The Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) or The Protect IP Act (PIPA)
That title would hold more weight except, it will be hard to do with the Site shutdown. If these bills or just one of them pass it will be hard for the citizens voice to be heard on the internet.
In both of these acts PIPA the Senates bill, and SOPA the House bill most political blogs will more than likely shutdown or receive no space in search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. There is a section in the bills that,
Some have asserted that the controversial measures would criminalize pages and blogs that link to foreign websites dedicated to online piracy. In particular, this has concerned search engines like Google, which could face massive liability if some form of the bill passes, some say.
The reason for this is “A Nanny State” The reason given by the legislators who back this bill is, to protect the people of The United Sates. The entertainment industry has their greedy paws in it along with the NFL, Walt Disney, and many others.
Listen to Walt Disney, the NFL, Eli Lilly and a slew of entertainment and manufacturing companies, and you’ll hear that the Internet is a lawless Wild West: Congress is only trying to be the sheriff and save American jobs, make sure writers and artists are paid and protect the public from fake Viagra and Coach bags peddled online.
Listen to Google, Facebook, PayPal and other Web companies, and you’ll hear that an online Armageddon is near: Bills now pending in Congress to thwart online piracy would violate free speech, destroy the technological underpinnings of the Web and hinder the user-generated innovation like the next YouTube or Twitter
Emphsis was placed by me
Again I ask, “How stupid does this administration think we are?” These laws are nothing more than a grab for total control of every aspect of the citizens life. As far as the NFL, Disney, the rest of the entertainment industry, manufactures, and pharmaceutical companies, “If you put a good product out there at a reasonable price you would have to worry a lot less about counterfeit knockoffs.
These bills will pass seeing that we don’t have the money or the lobbyists that these MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES do. And if there is anything that we have learned from these last three years our government is for sell to the highest bidder.
Ps. Just a quick example of what this means to the average person. Say you want to put a video of yourself singing with a recording of you favorite artist up on YouTube to share with friends and family unless it belongs to the public domain you will be fined and possible jail time. And don’t get caught downloading movies or songs, the penalties will be a lot stiffer.
And “For The Love Of Pete” dismiss this warning.
“This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL’s consent is prohibited.”