Wednesday, January 18, 2012
SOPA. PIPA. What a mess. I'm sure I don't have to explain what these bills are. The internet has thoroughly taken care of that. Although, I did have to do some research as to the difference between these two bills. PIPA was proposed earlier, but placed on hold. Then SOPA came about and PIPA sneaked back into the spotlight. The difference? Let me put it this way; PIPA is a really bad idea and SOPA is downright scary.
PIPA has mainly the same issues as SOPA; too vague and threatens the first amendment. Although PIPA is to a lesser degree, it should not be thought of as less important. Many are worried that legislators will look at PIPA as a suitable substitute for SOPA in comparison. In fact, it almost looks like they made SOPA so outrageous on purpose to make PIPA look good.
Have I ever mentioned that I hate politics?
All I really want to say here is that I am firmly against SOPA and PIPA and will continue to fight censorship. And no, I'm not just saying this so I can torrent games, music, and movies. In fact I'm against pirating. But these bills do not address this in the best way. In fact it's the worst way! Do whatever you can to help by checking out these links!
Stop the Wall
Why You Should Be Worried About SOPA
SOPA Markup to Resume in February