Mexican sopa is good. Legislated SOPA is bad.

17 Jan

Mexican Sopa. Yummy. Image taken from tastykitchen.com. If SOPA were to pass, using this image could get us shut down.

UPDATE:

It has come to my attention that not everyone knows how to operate search engines. Therefore I am providing a link to SOPA. Read SOPA, otherwise known as House Bill 3261 here. Be sure to put your legal glasses on. It’s a doozy.

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Tomorrow, January 18, 2012, several websites all over the Internet are going dark as a protest against SOPA, AKA House bill 3261.

For those of you who don’t know what SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is, here’s a very brief description. SOPA would give the government the right to shut down websites and pages that post copyrighted material. Which actually sounds like a good thing.

What it doesn’t tell you is that sites like this one could easily be shut down. Would they be? Do you really want to take that risk?

Also at risk: Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit … Basically any social sharing site.

It would also greatly impact DNS hosting, which is fancy talk for how web addresses are programmed.

SOPA is bad. If it were an ice cream flavor, it would be Pralines and Dick.

Benjamin ...

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2 Responses to “Mexican sopa is good. Legislated SOPA is bad.”

  1. Richard Wells January 18, 2012 at 9:26 PM #

    Purportting to have the House Bill 3261 in PDF file and not having it is your choice of CENSORSHIP. I’d just like to read the bill for myself, but all sites that have it Censor it from view. How is that any differant than what the bill allegedly supports?

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