||01-18-2012 02:18 PM
Sorry Eric about your site and no pass through. Just the beginning!
I agree that if this passes then problems will get worse for the USA;
excerpt from SOPA;
This bill would establish a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be dedicated to copyright infringment. The DoJ or the copyright owner would be able to commence a legal action against any site they deem to have "only limited purpose or use other than infringement," and the DoJ would be allowed to demand that search engines, social networking sites and domain name services block access to the targeted site. It would also make unauthorized web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a possible penalty up to five years in prison. This bill combines two separate Senate bills -- S.968 and S.978 -- into one big House bill.
Here is the U.S. Congress posing a restricting bill for the Internet and this same Congress(DEM/Republican) cannot even pass laws to control our borders. This bill gives more power to DOJ. This is like having the fox guard the chicken house. :)
DOJ cannot even control the department, how are they going to control the Internet. Create another useless leg as 'Department Of Internet Regulation/Pollution'. We will need to borrow more money to support another bureaucracy.
I can see controlling the transfer or pirating of intellectual rights as an issue. But at what cost? There are so many ways to secure and when done it is just a matter of time before someone that has been challenged then code is broken. Or someone places content that is copyrighted thus violation of laws. On and on we go!
More users should be aware the Internet is a world community resource! Everyone wants convenience! Morals. ethics and civic responsibility are at risk whenever you place something out in the open. Someone will take it & abuse. Normally for financial gain at someone Else's expense.