SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

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Stop Online Piracy Act. Der Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), auch bekannt unter dem Kürzel H.R. 3261, ist ein Gesetzentwurf, der am 26.

Stop Online Piracy Act

Oktober 2011 im US-amerikanischen Repräsentantenhaus vom Abgeordneten Lamar S. Smith (Republikanische Partei Texas) und einer Gruppe von zwölf Unterstützern eingebracht wurde. Nach Inkrafttreten sollte es amerikanischen Urheberrechtsinhabern ermöglichen, die nicht genehmigte Verbreitung urheberrechtlich geschützter Inhalte wirksam zu verhindern.[1] Die Beratungen über das Gesetz im Justizausschuss des Repräsentantenhauses riefen international starke, kontroverse Reaktionen hervor, die letztlich zu einem Stopp des Verabschiedungsprozesses führten.[2] SOPA baute auf Gesetzen bzw. Gesetzesvorhaben (PRO-IP act und PROTECT IP act (PIPA)) aus den Jahren 2008 und 2011 auf.[3] Inhalt[Bearbeiten] Auch das Anzeigen der Internetseite in Suchmaschinen hätte blockiert werden können. Positionen[Bearbeiten] SOPA-ablehnende Kunst Am 14.

Proteste[Bearbeiten] Nachdem der Gesetzentwurf am 26. Anti SOPA/PIPA Graphics and Memes [Pics] If 2012 is really the end of the world, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could be the first sign.

Anti SOPA/PIPA Graphics and Memes [Pics]

Though it is constructed in the way that it might protect the intellectual property from the possible copyright infringement, it is so powerful that the big industry players could even take down a website first without any investigation, and this is called Domain Name System Blocking. Basically it has no much difference from the censorship seen in certain countries. (Image Source: sakimichan) The great news is that the DNS blocking feature is finally intended to be discussed by the sponsor of the SOPA bill, which could mean the semi-victory of the Anti-SOPA people. Today, we’re still in the great war, that’s why we want to showcase to you a collection of precious anti-SOPA artworks from the brave people who fought for American’s freedom of speech.

SOPA Strike Confirmed List. Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? Wikipedia’s anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednesday. STRIKE AGAINST SOPA. Operation Blackout [On Going] Websites Confirmed for the Jan 18 Blackout Protesting SOPA. Wikipedia’s community calls for anti-SOPA blackout January 18.

Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here).

Wikipedia’s community calls for anti-SOPA blackout January 18

The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States —the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate— that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia. This will be the first time the English Wikipedia has ever staged a public protest of this nature, and it’s a decision that wasn’t lightly made. Here’s how it’s been described by the three Wikipedia administrators who formally facilitated the community’s discussion. It is the opinion of the English Wikipedia community that both of these bills, if passed, would be devastating to the free and open web.

But although Wikipedia’s articles are neutral, its existence is not. PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet. Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is delayed in Congress, but it is definitely not dead.

Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear

The media company lobbyists and their Congressmen (hello, Lamar Smith!) Are simply regrouping. Some of the more controversial aspects of the bill include transferring liability for copyright infringement to sites that host user-generated content and blocking that content via DNS servers. To highlight the chilling effect this legislation could have on free speech on the Internet, today document-sharing site Scribd is protesting SOPA by making every document disappear word-by-word when you visit the site.

All in all, there are a billion pages of documents on the Scribd. You can see the effect by checking out this Lawrence Tribe legal memo on the constitutionality of SOPA (embedded below, but the disappearing act only works on Scribd’s site). Stop Online Piracy Act.