What is SOPA? SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act The Internet Blacklist Bill: - US Government allowed to block the American’s access to websites. - US Government allowed to block American websites. Bill introduce by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith
How Do They Block? SOPA uses DNS Blocking(a website censorship method). DNS is also used by China, Iran, and Syria.What is DNS? DNS:Domain Name System A standard protocol for how computers exchange data on the Internet or private networks.
When does a site getblocked? Numbers of infringing links in the website. Copyright (posting something that is not yours. “the users posted it!”– Website operator “You didn’t do enough to stop it”– SOPA Sites at greatest risk of getting blocked: Vimeo Facebook Myspace AOL Twitter
Example SOPA Cases http://www.megaupload.com File-sharing site Hong Kong-based site Kim Schmitz, aka Kim Dotcom – Founder Caught for: Copyright Infringement ($ 500 million) Money Laundering (pays users to upload infringing content, “uploader reward” program) Thousands of third-party linking site
Arrest to Megaupload KimSchmitz, Hong Kong, aka Kim Dotcom(37) – Founder Finn Batato (38), Germany –Chief Marketing Officer Julius Bencko (35), Slovakia –Graphic Designer Sven Echternach (39), Germany – Head of Business Development Mathias Ortmann (40), Germany – Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder, and Director Andrus Nomm (32), Estonia – Software Programmer Bram van derKolk (29), Dutch - Programmer
White House Position On January 14, 2012, Obama administration responded to the bill. The white house are AGAINST the bill. More than 100,000 people petitioned the White House in protest.
Protest Action November 16, 2011; Tumblr, Mozilla, Techdirt. Displayed black banners over website logos with ―STOP CENSORSHIP‖ January 18, 2012; Wikipedia blackout for 24 hour. January 19, 2012; Linked Digital Attack Protest by Anonymous. 5,635 people participating.
Could this be the law? Yes it can, the bill supporters had been increasing.
The Affects of SOPA on theSociety Communication through the Internet could be limited to what you send. Education can have less sources to use. Blogs going to be boring. 78% of America are using the Internet, if the internet get’s block, they become the next China.
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