Der Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), auch bekannt unter dem Kürzel H.R. 3261, ist ein Gesetzentwurf, der am 26. Oktober 2011 im US-amerikanischen Repräsentantenhaus vom Abgeordneten Lamar S. Smith (Republikanische Partei Texas) und einer Gruppe von zwölf Unterstützern eingebracht wurde. Stop Online Piracy Act Stop Online Piracy Act
If 2012 is really the end of the world, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could be the first sign. 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) Anti SOPA/PIPA Graphics and Memes [Pics] Anti SOPA/PIPA Graphics and Memes [Pics]
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Wikipedia’s anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednesday | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub
Operation Blackout [On Going] | Stop SOPA Operation Blackout [On Going] | Stop SOPA List of companies/organizations that are participating in the January 18th Blackout001. reddit: Announcement Link 002. Cheezburger Network: Announcement Link003. Mojango / Minecraft: Announcement Link 004.
Websites Confirmed for the Jan 18 Blackout Protesting SOPA | NLB Creations
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). 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. Wikipedia’s community calls for anti-SOPA blackout January 18 Wikipedia’s community calls for anti-SOPA blackout January 18
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. The media company lobbyists and their Congressmen (hello, Lamar Smith!) are simply regrouping. Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear
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