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January 24 2012 @ 04:42 pm
Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill  
Originally posted by nyxmidnight at Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
Why SOPA is dangerous
To Sum Up
  • Gives the government the right to unilaterally censor foreign websites.
  • Gives copyright holders the right to issue economic takedowns and bring lawsuits against website owners and operators, if those websites have features that make it possible to post infringing content.
  • Makes it a felony offense to post a copyrighted song or video.

This bill turns us all into criminals. If it passes, then you either stop using the Internet, or you simply hope that you never end up in the crosshairs, because if you’re targeted, you will be destroyed by this bill. You don’t have to be a big, mean, nasty criminal — common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under this law. This bill will kill American innovation and development of the Internet, as it will become too risky to do anything of value. It is toxic and dangerous, and should not, under any circumstances, be supported.

Angel: Vampire Diaries - Damon Waitingserenitysangel on January 25th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Just insane! I keep saying that but I can't think of anything else to say. It totally leaves me gobsmacked. I just have to hope that it won't pass. Because if it does...I just...It's insane!
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Avengers Captain Americasireesanwar on January 25th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. The only reason I keep posting about it is because I want to help spread the word to stop it.
Angelserenitysangel on January 26th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
well worth repeating
Ceciliecila81 on January 25th, 2012 10:56 am (UTC)
It's absolutely insanity! This scares me.
Jill aka Jo: SG1: Daniel in assylum - I won't givesireesanwar on January 25th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
It scares me too. I feel like people expect the government to do so much that they get this complex that makes them think they can do anything and eventually we become outraged.