In 2 days, congress will vote on the bill sopa. this bill will affect all of us at sc2mapster if it is passed, as well as many other internet sites and communities. im asking all of you at sc2mapster to go here : http://americancensorship.org/ . and contact your representative, together we can stop this but hurry we are short on time!
1. It takes away the responsibility of the individual and puts it on the cloud.
2. Most piracy is done with torrent software which does not use hosting but is peer to peer.
It may very well give the united states the power to protect itself against infringements of intellectual property overseas however but I think it should be done more diplomatically, between one nation and another. If a nation doesn't respect the intellectual property of another nations rights holders enough to enforce those rights then our nation can and should take action to use a method similar to this WITH RESPECT TO THAT NATION. But I do not agree with doing it at such a low level as for each individual site. Such a thing would be a nightmare of liturgy and an unneeded burden for an industry that is still trying to find itself- some companies that host could literally go bankrupt overnight if it could not provide it's service. A lot of this hardware is on loan and when bills have to get paid... I could just see another bubble bursting...
Yeah....I don't like SOPA, but there's already a thread about this. In fact, if you scroll down about 2 inches on the off-topic forum you'll see it. I'm going to lock this and focus the discussion in the original thread here. Feel free to continue the discussion there.
Ironically, you just got censored ;)
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