SOPA & PIPA
Timeline of SOPA and PIPA Actions and Statements | Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? | SOPA OperaEmail from staffer Emails from Sarah Haley, press secretary for Sen. Sessions: "Your website states that Senator Sessions supports S.968, the Protect IP Act.
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As you have probably heard, there are two pieces of legislation currently pending that we, and others like us, believe seriously threaten the internet. I wanted to take some time to delve into the text of both of these bills, and outline their potential consequences as I am able to understand them. As you can imagine, this is a complex issue, and as a result this is going to be a complex post.
If you look at tech blogs or most any technology-related website these days you will see people ranting against two major pieces of legislation that are on the table in American congress – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, Protect IP Act (PIPA) for short. These are two of the pieces of legislation that the House of Representatives (SOPA) and the Senate (PIPA) are working on pushing through as laws to combat piracy/copyright infringement on the Internet. My opinion and SingleHop’s position is that these laws would be harmful to the Internet in general and frankly toxic and highly detrimental to the Internet infrastructure itself, which is contributing more than $45 billion to the U.S. economy annually.
Both the Stop Online Privacy Act and Protect IP Act bills are aimed at stopping illegal downloading and other forms of web piracy, but here's four things that distinguish the two from one another: 1.
136 in Share Jump To Close I walk by a pretty good bootleg DVD stand a few times a month — the proprietor sets up at irregular intervals in Union Square just a few blocks away from The Verge offices in New York. Instead of just offering up ripped DVDs with handwritten titles in paper sleeves, he sells meticulous copies of the entire package from sleeve to disc label, and there are a few legitimate used DVDs thrown in for flavor.