I’VE seen a few blog posts about and against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I haven’t paid a lot of attention to them but tonight I decided to look into it in more detail and it’s pretty bloody frightening.
SOPA will, if passed, will bring in Chinese levels of censorship to America. Unlike China, though, the bill isn’t aimed at political websites or ones that criticise the government; in its simplest form, it’s yet another attempt by the “entertainment” industry to stifle protect creativity by destroying those it thinks are stealing its most precious possessions. Current laws already provide for this but SOPA […]