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søndag 29. januar 2012

Something about SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and H.R.1981


SOPA: Stop Online Piracy ACT. It is a bill introduced by the united states with the intent to fight onlince trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.

The bad thing about it is that it gives companies the ability to shut down websites if any breach of copyright is found on said page even if it is a single post on the forum from a single member.
There is a constant fear that this would completely ruin free speech on the internet.

PIPA: Protectect IP Act. It is basically the same thing, but proposed through the senate, whereas SOPA is proposed through the House.

H.R. 1981: The Protecting Children from Internet Pornegraphers Act of 2011.
What it does: Any Internet Service Provider has to keep detailed records of our Internet Activity for 12 months, your name, the adress where you live, your bank account numbers, your credit card numbers, and any IP-adresses you`ve been assigned.

Now, imagine that your government knows everything about you. Every single web adress you`ve ever visited, every thing you`ve bought online. Getting an idea of why this is bad yet?


ACTA: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
It is kinda like SOPA, except on a global scale. It is an agreement between various countries around the world whereas they have gone about it in secrecy.


If you want to read more about this:
https://www.eff.org/issues/acta

Or just google it.