You may or may not have heard of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) or PIPA (Protect – IP Act), but if either of these becomes law, the Internet will cease to be a free exchange of creativity and ideas. [Insert personal opinion disclaimer here. ;-)] While I will agree that piracy is an issue and it robs creators of deserved remuneration, the vague language used in these bills could be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands.
I found this quote in an informational vide0 (below) particularly disturbing:
“…the government and corporations could block any site, foreign or domestic, just for one [copyright] infringing link. Sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook would have to censor their users or get shut down since they become liable for everything users post.”
If you feel so moved, please let your representatives know what you think of these bills.