I believe that everyone has the right to learn and to do everything he/she likes. Today, the U.S. Congress is considering a legislation that would immobilize some sites. SOPA ( the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the Protect IP Act). The SOPA & PIPA are propounded by U.S Congress .
This legislation has the possibility of being enacted as a law. I’ll be terrible– An internet without a Wikipedia YouTube, Twitter, Google, Facebook and many more. Currently, the Wikipedia raised a 24 hours blackout to advance the consciousness of the people of what is/was happening. If this law passed, the bill will allow the US Government to block their fellow Americans from visiting free websites.
“Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge”-Wikipedia
The question is How does the blocking work? The Answer is DNS Blocking.
The White House says that it cannot endorse policy that “drives users to dangerous, unreliable DNS servers and puts next-generation security policies, such as the deployment of DNSSEC, at risk.” Since SOPA and PIPA would threaten DNSSEC, the White House’s statement puts it in de-facto opposition to the bills in their current form.
This DNS Blocking is also the same website censorship method used by China, Iran, and Syria. Happened to me, if you’re living in China you can’t possibly open any site from other country.
Are we all Affected by this bill? Definitely! A BIG YES! Sites that you visit daily could be blocked, Email providers may be forced to censor certain links you send or receive or the links and content you share on social networks will be carefully monitored and possibly censored. The SOPA will threaten online security and internet freedom.
Do you guys in favor of this? In my point of view, we shouldn’t just sit down and watch what is happening right now. Online freedom is at stake!
It’s time we take an act and move! Stop American Censorship!
Cast your vote now! http://americancensorship.org/
If you want your website to go on Strike click here on how to http://sopastrike.com/