Monday, January 16, 2012

SOPA Strike Jan 18, 2012

The Obama administration announced on Saturday its opposition to major elements of two Congressional bills intended to curtail copyright violations on the Internet. The White House response to two grassroots petitions related to H.R. 3261 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Online Protection and Digital ENforcement of Digital Act (OPEN) acknowledges online piracy problems, posits any proposed legislation “must not tamper with the technical architecture of the Internet,” and challenges all parties "to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy."

Both liberal and conservative bloggers are making SOPA an issue in US 2012 elections, and the GoDaddy.com boycott last month forced the registrar to drop its support of SOPA.

Advocacy groups and websites are reacting in different ways. Some websites are shutting down on Wednesday January 18, 2012, (TwitPic.com and English-language Wikimedia are confirmed participants) to protest SOPA and S.968 PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). For a list, please visit SOPA Strike and for additional news, follow them via Twitter @fightfortheftr.

1 comment:

  1. Google Inc. will place a link on its home page tomorrow protesting SOPA and PIPA.

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