The SOPA and PIPA Bills Are Dangerous Please Help
SOPA and PIPA Are Dangerous Bills That We All Need To Be Concerned About.
The SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), H.R. 3621 (SOPA), S. 968 (PIPA), are bills currently in the US Congress and Senate that would allow the US Government to add sites to a blacklist. This may be considered a good idea on face value but on examination it could hurt many other sites online and business sites that make their living online.
Go to http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ and let them know that you are against H.R. 3621 (SOPA), and S. 968 (PIPA).
A site could be punished for a link placed on it by a hacker or in a comment. This happens daily. Comments are placed with a valid link to a reputable site (or what seems to be a reputable site) and then after a few days or weeks the DNS servers are changed by the site owner to go to another different site, like an online prescription drug site. The most famous site that does this is the Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy site.
The website that this happens to is the victim not the perpetrator and should not be penalized or punished for these underhanded techniques being used by these criminals. With this bill being passed these victim sites would be punished for having a link to an illegal site. This is not right.
This is only one example. There are thousands of other situations that hackers and devious people use to get links to their illegal sites.
It is the same thing as with a large forum, there is only so much that the moderator and owner can do to protect their site from having links to Warez sites, illegal content sites, copyrighted material, and links being changed after a few weeks.
Honest webmasters and citizens do not like Warez sites, plagiarism, and illegal activities online.
These types of problems occur in every country and as long as there are thieves and criminals online then there will continue to be problems. I can guarantee that these bills will not stop piracy. These Internet pirates know how to make quick changes to their activities and still ply their trades. But I can guarantee that many innocent site owners will suffer.
While the idea behind the SOPA bill is based upon valid principles there hasn’t been enough investigation into the far reaching consequences and the harm that can happen to people who make their honest livelihoods online.
Wikipedia and the Warrior Forum are both acknowledging this by taking down their normal pages and asking site visitors to contact their senators and members of Congress in protest of these two bills.
We on Raief would like to encourage everyone to do the same. Here is the link again to write an email or call your representatives and voice your concerns and opinions. Every voice gets heard.