These two bills before the House (SOPA) and the Senate (PIPA) are truly heinous. They go way too far in “protecting” copyright and intellectual property, and set up a system that will allow established media companies to batter, crush, and hassle competition.
These two bills currently promote:
- Allow corporations to direct the US Justice Department to block websites accused of infringing IP without due process;
- Violating existing treaties and international laws;
- Target citizens and corporations that attempt circumvention or bypassing of the DNS blacklist for punishment.
These bills will kill competition, jobs, and have the singular effect of the U.S. promoting government directed censorship of the internet – just like China, Iran, and North Korea.
Lest you think this is all hyperbole, go online and read them. Then, I’ll guarantee you will want to go to this page and join the protest against these bills: