Top 10 Reasons Why SOPA and PIPA Are Unjustified

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Many websites and organizations are now protesting against the newly proposed bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) introduced to the United States House of Representatives by Lamar S. Smith Chairman of House Judiciary Committee on October 26, 2011. Thousands of Major Websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Natural News blacked out their pages for a 24 hour protest period against the eventual passing of these two bills into law by the American congress.

If passed these two bills allow the government of the United States to block any website, which falls outside of the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act boundaries. These Acts are unjustified, flawed and destructive to the nature of the Internet and freedom of speech.

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  • AMERICA benefited because of piracy, at the end of the game they make acts to stop piracy. with SOPA. The recent developments in the world are due availability free knowledge in every field. Can the poor people can afford copyrighted material. I think with discovery of XEROX there is no copyright, better we ban xerox machines too Dr.T.V.Rao MD
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  • Hi everyone!

    A big hurrah to you!!!!! We all have won for now -- SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today. The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

    On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. It's No SOPA & No PIPA for now.
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  • Not only is it outrageous that they will affect other countries with this, it has the potential to inhibit human evolution. Forget about all the stopping piracy pieces. They want the power to decide what goes on the Internet and who can access it. What about all of the educational sites that promote out-of-the-box thinking and developing of the self? What is next? Are they going to try to stop books from being published or decide who is allowed to buy them? I bet they won't stop certain companies from marketing known unhealthy products. Why is it that the US only wants to think of other countries when they want control?
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  • Calls into question how far one country can control the citizens and laws of another country and whether we are prepared to accept it or whether we have to accept it. It is censorship and control but as Mireille says - what isn't under control? People always find a way around these things.
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