SOPA: The Death of the Internet Infographic
Today is the SOPA Blackout day, making waves across the internet by shutting down (or at least simulating shutdowns) of popular sites like reddit, WikiPedia, and others. We at VizWorld also Oppose SOPA and PIPA (as evidenced by the “censorship” we are undergoing today as well thanks to CloudFlare), and in our own way want to help get the information out.
First off is an Infographic on the “Death of the Internet”. One tidbit commonly left out of SOPA/PIPA debates is the amount of user generated content available on the internet, even here on VizWorld.
The problem: This law extends to all content on your site, meaning if a user leaves a comment on your blog pointing to an un-authorized video, you could permanently lose all access to your own site. This will force all sites to refuse all user-generated content, and sites based entirely on it (Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook…etc.) will have to shut down, or spend all of their time policing the content being added to their site