From the American Censorship organization, here’s an infographic with a bit of information on how it works. With only a simple allegation, the site’s DNS records will be rerouted. This means that through an allegation to US authorities, website hostnames will be shut down for the entire world.
Currently under review in multiple forms in both the House & Senate, the bills could silence major parts of the internet and turn the internet into a weapon. Imagine how easy it will be for a company to post an infringing comment on a competitor’s website, then file allegations of infringing content to have their site pulled.
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Another entry in the PIPA/SOPA protests comes from what is probably the biggest Internet company around, Google. They’ve blacked out the logo on their main page, and they’re showing off this interesting PDF infographic of the many people in opposition of this legislation.
End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google.
Continuing our SOPA/PIPA education, social media sites aren’t the only ones hurt by the new legislation. Businesses as a whole can be hurt due to the ease of implementation: You don’t even need evidence to have a site shut down, simply an allegation.
If we accept this law, hundreds of thousands of lawyers will suddenly appear out of the woodwork because almost any website can be accused of copyright infringement! This law will lead to major legalized extortion. The Internet business faces hard times — look at those who do not want to join SOPA: eBay, Facebook, AOL, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Yahoo, Wikimedia, etc…
What the hell is SOPA? [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
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SOPA: The Death of the Internet Infographic.
A bit of a public service announcement here folks, but for the next day or two VizWorld will be joining the ranks of those opposed to the US censorship bills SOPA & PIPA thanks to CloudFlare’s new app. For the next day or two, newcomers to the site will see the “censored” Version of VizWorld. Simply clicking on any of the censored areas will reveal why, and allow the user to disable the effect. It’ll only happen the first time a user visits so it’s not terribly annoying, although the reality of the internet if the bill passes is truly scary indeed.
If you’re not already familiar with the bills, visit the Stop American Censorship website. In addition, you can help spread the word by sharing links to VizWorld to your friends (which will appear in their Censored form, helping to spread the word).
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