Friday, 27 January 2012

War of 1812, SOPA-Style
Yes, SOPA/PIPA, the draconian anti-piracy law beaten off by an aware American public, seems to be coming to Canada. It still sucks, it still won't work, and it still needs to be stopped. Piracy is not the problem here. The problem, is stagnant business practices. They are shooting themselves in the foot, and blaming it on everyone but them.
And then there is ACTA. A global attack on Internet freedoms. Put plainly, ACTA would allow entities from any country to shut down websites from any other country including there own, with no legal oversight. A number of countries have already signed onto it, including the USA, Canada, and much of the EU. Although, not much can be done about this threat, there are some things to note;
1. The EU Parliament has not voted it in yet. You can help try and stop them Here
2. Obama is trying to ram it around the Senate. This is not only illegal, but the fight gives Americans some time to have their say. I suggest taking it.
ACTA was developed in secret, and in any form, must be stopped, and the real problems addressed.

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