Chunky Bits about SOPA: The Internet Blacklist Bill

Chunky Bits about SOPA: The Internet Blacklist Bill

Internet Blackout is now trending on the web. Wikipedia and Reddit goes offline and Google cover it’s logo with black. There are lots of links pointing on SOPA topics throughout the internet these past few days or I mean months and ever wonder what the hell is it?

Well according to wiki, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as House Bill 3261 or H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill, if made law, would expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Presented to the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.

Let’s chunk it down to top 10 lists of the reasons why these people love SOPA:

  • 1 – SOPA kills kittens

  • 2 – The legislation makes Facebook STOP making changes all of the time.

  • 3 – Anthony Weiner will be retro-fitted into the bill and sent to prison for past Internet activity

  • 4 – Will make us more competitive with China

  • 5 – Will usher in a new, more fruitful, age of the Internet while improving the flow of content around the world

  • 6 – Lawyers will be laid off at a stunning rate nationwide

  • 7 – There will be a boom of new Internet startups

  • 8 – It will make your kids safer and smarter.

  • 9 – Politicians who support it are guaranteed to be reelected

  • 10 – Will curtail Internet piracy.

Always10 supports stopping SOPA and PIPA – We definitely stand our ground against it. Where’s your ground about this topic anyway? Thanks to Trizzone for the infographics.

Understanding SOPA - Inforgraphics

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