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Would the House Online Anti-Piracy Bill Lead to Internet Censorship?

A WEBSITE OPERATOR COULD FACE US WEB TRAFFIC SEARCH TRAFFIC KED 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 Arter 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 · Alternate DNS links you send or receive* • Tools used by democracy activists in China and Iran will be blocked in the US 20: 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. CRIAA PRMA SENATE: PROTECT IP ACT CO-SPONSORS: 21 0 0 16 1 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:

Would the House Online Anti-Piracy Bill Lead to Internet Censorship?

shared by rmmojado on Jan 23
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced as a House bill (similar to the Protect IP Act introduced in the Senate earlier this year) to protect intellectual property from “rouge” websites; ...


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