January 18, 2012

The Sites Has Gone Dark Today !


The sites has gone dark today ! I've been reading that In less than 13 hours,
 the English Wikipedia will be blocked out globally to protest SOPA and PIPA.


"SOPA has earned the dubious honor of facilitating Internet censorship in the name
of fighting online infringement. The Wikimedia Foundation opposed that legislation
but we should be clear that Wikimedia has an equally strong commitment against
copyright violations. The Wikimedia community, which has developed an 
unparalleled expertise in intellectual property law, spends untold hours ensuring 
that our sites are free of infringing content. In a community that embraces 
freely-licensed information, there is no room for copyright abuses."

"We cannot battle, however, one wrong while inflicting another. SOPA represents 
the flawed proposition that censorship is an acceptable tool to protect rights owners' 
private interests in particular media. That is, SOPA would block entire foreign 
websites in the United States as a response to remove from sight select infringing 
material. This is so even when other programs like the Digital Millennium 
Copyright Act have found better balances without the use of such a bludgeon. 
For this reason, we applaud the excellent work of a number of like-minded 
organizations that are leading the charge against this legislation, including 


Members of Congress are trying to do the right thing by going after
pirates and counterfeiters but SOPA and PIPA are the wrong way to do it.
Check the following readings !



1 comment:

chrisair said...

Stop the censorship, this will affect every player on the net, even a covering a song are not allowed by this law

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