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SOPA: The Internet Blacklist Bill

SOPA: THE INTERNET BLACKLIST BILL A new bill will allow the US wwe feund som chanel yeu mi WEBSITE BLOCKED Government to The teci ne Pursuant to HR 3261 (SOPA) this website has been blocked to persons in the United States. block Americans Today, Congrees holdsahearing ona bat would oeate America's first system for intermet censerhin Stand with BoingBoing to stop from visiting websites HOW DOES THE BLOCKING WORK? DNS BLOCKING The same website censorship method used by CHINA, IRAN, AND SYRIA DNS BLOCKING The US sets precedents for Internet law around the globe which means censorship could become the new standard. WHEN DOES A SITE GET BLOCKED? "One of my users posted that. Help!" "You didn't "This page has infringing do enough links. This is a to stop it" rogue website." A few infringing links are enough to block a site full of legal material, and sites become liable for user-posted content. A WEBSITE OPERATOR COULD FACE US WEB TRAFFIC SEARCH TAFFIC AD-REVENUE As a result WHAT SITES ARE AT GREATEST RISK? Anywhere people are expressing themselves or finding content: social networks, hosting sites, personal pages. Sites' self-censorship increases dramatically. Fewer startups launch, due to riskier legal climate. Before SOPA Self Censorship if the bill passes Atter SOPA Today's Self-Censorship Self-Censorship on websites New startups being launched HOW DOES THIS AFFECT: ANY AMERICAN USER ANTI-CENSORSHIP INITIATIVES O Sites you visit daily could be blocked • TOR website Email providers may be forced to censor certain links you send or receive* • Alternate DNS • Tools used by democracy activists in China and Iran will be blocked in the US 202 The links and content you share on social networks will be carefully monitored and possibly censored* "No doubt they'll accidentally remove legitimate links, when looking for infringing links COULD THIS POSSIBLY BECOME THE LAW? Yes. The following two bills have a lot of support in congress, thanks to numerous lobbies. RIA PERMA SENATE: PROTECT IP ACT Co-SPONSORS: 21 16 Bill sponsor PATRICK LEAHY HOUSE: STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT CO-SPONSORS: <- Bill Sponsor 16 LAMAR SMITH Our basic internet freedoms are on the chopping block – it's time to tell your congress person that American Censorship isn't OK. TAKE ACTION:

SOPA: The Internet Blacklist Bill

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SOPA is a new bill introduced in congress that proposes that the U.S government can block certain sites and links from internet users in the States. This infographic shows how this bill can affect the...


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