Thursday, October 27, 2011

The PROTECT IP Act is a danger to internet, social networking sites, bloggers and website owners

Via Forbes:
Don't Let Hollywood Break the Internet With the PROTECT IP Act!

The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet. Any website with a hyperlink, such as Twitter, Facebook or a blog, would be subject to liability. More, non-infringing sites could be inadvertently shut down under the proposal. Indeed, the law is so far-reaching that it would force Internet providers like Comcast to block all access to the allegedly illegal site.
Under this law, websites could easily be shutdown for political reasons because of false copyright claims.

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Da Curly Wolf said...

welcome to the new Socialist Republic of America.