Protect the Internet
ITRC joins with other sites in a virtual strike to protest stop online piracy act SOPA. two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the vast majority of Americans.
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What is SOPA
Congress is trying to pass legislation that threatens free speech and innovation on the Internet, under the banner of anti-piracy efforts.
What will Happen After SOPA
The proposed infrastructure would damage the security of the Internet and allow the government extensive censorship abilities. The result will be Your favorite websites, both inside and outside the US, could be blocked based on a single infringement claim, without any due process of law.
How SOPA is going to be done?
The US will be able to block a site’s web traffic, ad traffic and search traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and Syria.
What about piracy?
Piracy is a problem but there are better ways to address it that don’t stifle innovation, knowledge and creativity — or give the US such unchecked power over the global Internet.