HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Bluebee
User Rank
Iron
SOPA attacks the Internet to make everybody pay for content
Bluebee   1/19/2012 6:11:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Seems to be Congress is working on a new law, that changes Internet so much, that WIKIPEDIA decided, to black the English WIKIPEDIA page for 24 hours.

That was Yesterday.

Today I got more news about the SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act - to me it looks like something like a McCarthy era remake.

I just visited
www.OneCandleintheDark.blogspot.com  reading that the lobbying SOPA supporters earned millions of dollars with distributing software to download copyrighted material.
And now they are criminalizing it.

And it is an attack against free speach, as you will see.
When Egypt shut down the Internet last spring, there was  an uproar here in the States. Now SOPA in effect is cutting off the Internet as we know it. The Internet has to stay a room of free speach! Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge!

To understand, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFf5DXdTCYk  - Stop SOPA now.

There is a report about a case that United States authorities demanded a Student in Great Britain to be deported to the United States because of Copyright infringement by having links to copyrighted films and TV shows. The Student had to be bailed out from jail by his aunt paying several thousand £.
Source:
http://www.thewrap.com/media/column-post/british-student-faces-extradition-us-copyright-infringement-case-34402

Look at these videos:

Wikiout! English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_XBgig_ZQM

Anonymous: SOPA passed. We are displeased
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeEcoi8kEuU

Operation Black Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwOUsQDfAL8

Seems to be there is more to come!

Let's save our Internet!




Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
Perhaps you didn't know that there are a variety of classes, both live and archived, offered via the Design News Continuing Education Center (CEC) sponsored by Digi-Key? The best part – they are free!
Engineer comic Don McMillan explains the fun engineers have with team-building exercises. Can you relate?
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
The damage to Sony from the cyber attack seems to have been heightened by failure to follow two basic security rules.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 12 - 16, Programmable Logic - How do they do that?
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service