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can someone explain what the sopa act will do?

can someone give me a simple explanation of the sopa act and who it will harm and what it will do?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders against websites outside U.S. jurisdiction accused of infringing on copyrights, or of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement.

    youtube could be done, google would be the same like in china etc

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    i look up bills on govtrack.us. I can also see the bill sponsors and voting record of senate and congress.

    At least w/ SOPA King B Hussein Obama will not need to sit and wait w/ his internet kill switch. It will be done automatically. In addition please consider this;

    FEMA camps and NDAA are the real thing. (just like an Orwellian Utopia) You'll be gettin' the eff out of dodge to avoid some kind of urban uprising because of a disaster or emergency and about 30 or 40 miles out of town traffic will stop. military stormtroopers will walk through stopped traffic and warn people to stay in their cars. when you get to the roadblock ahead you will be told to get out of your car (leave all of your belongings and your keys in the car and DO NOT bring any weapons) and wait in a holding area. You will then board a bus and go to one of their internment facilities where you will be in-processed. Hopefully you will not get to play any of their games (waterboarding, solitary confinement, etc)

    As for the NDAA (just signed into law by Barack Hussein Obama) that will be used to authorize the whole thing, did you read the book or see the movie "1984"? that's what it is. It allows any federal agency to declare an emergency and use the military forces to impose martial law. What they are doing in the mid east (door to door searches without warrants or any due process whatsoever) is only a rehearsal of what they have in store for us here. This is an article I wrote for another section.

    Do the police need a warrant to search me or my property? Under aspects of the US Constitution, all persons are protected from unwarranted searches and any other form of arbitrary harassment. Unfortunately modern courts have misinterpreted the intentions of the founding fathers who authored the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to give the police the power at their discretion to use "probable cause." Police should not be allowed to lawfully act on suspicions or whims, and any action against any person should be deemed unconstitutional. This also includes any electronic surveillance such as wiretaps, directional mics, etc. Of course under aspects of the "Patriot Act" they will claim that it is to protect us from terrorists. They also claim that states need to implement a REAL ID program so that sheeple can be digitally mapped for easy identification to once again... protect us from terrorists. Meanwhile, the southern border is wide open to basically let in whoever wants to come for whatever reason.

    The fact is this; the enforcement of drug and firearm prohibition has allowed the government to turn this country into a pig powered police state and everyday it is becoming more and more like the USSR. You might like all of this "protection" but personally I prefer to protect myself. If you are the kind of person that wants to give up your liberty for security then please go somewhere else like China or N Korea

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  • 9 years ago

    The Stop Online Piracy Act would put government law enforcement in the driver's seat to stop criminal copyright infringement, regardless of where it occurs, rather than requiring individual copyright owners to track them down and sue them in courts (all over the world).

    It is NOT restricted in any way to "foreign" sites, as suggested by wikipedia and at least one other answer; it applies to ANY criminal copyright infringement. But to be clear, it would provide additional financial and legal tools to prevent American PAYMENTS to support offshore infringement.

    It also criminalizes the "public performance" of copyrighted materials for commercial advantage or private financial gain, adding to those exclusive rights of copyright owners that are ALREADY protected by federal criminal statutes (e.g., reproduction and publication).

    In short, if you're not involved in willful copyright infringement for profit, it should have no effect upon your copyright infringement activities (e.g., uploading things without permission).

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