January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Perhaps you noticed our freshly pressed WordPress posts are being censored today. It’s only a taste of what will be under SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act).
“The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.” – Wikipedia
If this sounds like something that might adversely affect you- and it likely will! Take action today by contacting your congress rep.