Sopa: All You Need To Know

SOPA iscreating to much noise these days and it is concerning 
entire web as it gives theability to US government to block the entire 
website just for a singlecopyright issue, harsh isn't? Meanwhile 
Anonymous hacking group plans To DestroySony’s Online Network 
for supporting SOPA. 

What is SOPA?

SOPA standsfor Stop Online Piracy Act, is a bill that was introduced by
Lamar Smithin the US House of Representatives on October 26, 2011.As 
the namesuggest, the bill is basically made to stop online piracy .It 
gives US governmentthe power to to censor the internet.

Some ScaryFacts About SOPA

How SOPA works?

SOPA willgive power to US government to block sites that not following 
copy wright lawsin number of ways.The bill is being supported and 
sponsored by entertainmentindustry including Hollywood, record 
labels like Sony Music Entertainmentand TV networks.

Number ofways in which U.S. government can block any site.

1. Force ISPnetworks to block access to DNS servers.

2. Forcesearch Engines like Google, bing, yahoo etc to block sites.

3. Forceadvertisers to block your site.

Who Supports SOPA?

Lamar Smith:Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee also he is the 
creater and mainsponsor of SOPA.

Mel Watts:Ranking member of the subcommittee on intellectual property,
competitionand the Internet of the House judiciary committee. 

OtherPoliticians like Politicians Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mary Bono 
Mack(R-CA),Steve Chabot (R-OH), John Conyers (D-MI), 
Ted Deutch (D-FL), Elton Gallegly(R-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) 
are also supporting SOPA.

Godaddy :For your information Godaddy is still supporting SOPA althghou they
have posteda public notice about not supportin SOPA.

HollyWood :As movies are illegally downloaded through various torrents
websitesHollyWood is strongly supporting SOPA.

MusicIndustries : same goes for music, music industry faces huge lose due to

Comcast :Cable TV and internet service provider Comcast is strongly

Microsoft :They think it will boost their products like bing, hotmail,
windows etc.

Other Companies Supporting SOPA:

60 PlusAssociation
ABCAlliancefor Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
AmericanFederation of Musicians (AFM)
Associationof American Publishers (AAP)Association of State Criminal
Associationof Talent Agents (ATA)Baker & Hostetler LLPBeachbody, LLC
ConcernedWomen for America (CWA)

DisneyPublishing Worldwide
Go Daddy
Gospel MusicAssociationGraphic Artists GuildHachette Book GroupHarperCollins
Inc.HyperionIndependentFilm & Television Alliance (IFTA)
InternationalAlliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)
InternationalAntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Major LeagueBaseball
MajorityCity ChiefsMarvel Entertainment,

MovingPicture Technicians

Who Is Against SOPA?

Nancy Pelosi: She is the Minority Leader of the United States House of
Representativesalso she is considered as one of the highest-ranking female
politicianin American history.

Darrell Issa: He is the U.S. Representative for California's 49th
congressionaldistrict and a a member of the Republican Party.

peoples likeJason Chaffetz, Zoe Lofgren, Mike Honda are also against SOPA.

Google : AsSOPA will affect products like YouTube, Google+, blogger etc
Google isstrongly oppossing SOPA.

Wikipedia :Wikipedia made it clear that they are against SOPA as it can harm

Other oppentincludes Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, LinkedIn, Tumblr,
AOL, eBay,Mozilla Corporation

Threat from SOPA :

1. Threat toWeb hosting companies

2. Threat toonline businesses

3. Threat toOpen Source cummunities like wordpress, mozilla etc.

4. Threat toSearch engines

5. InternetSpeeds May Slow Down

6. Threat tosocial media platforms like Google+, facebook, twitter etc.

7. Threat tofile hosting services like mediafire.

8. Threat toonline freedom of speech: no social media platform means no
    freedom ofspeech.

9. Threat toBloggers

10. Threatto Open Source software

11. DNSsystem in US block certain sites.

12. Internetservice Providers can be forced to block internet access
completelyto individuals

How it Will Affect you?

1.Downloading free content will become Ambigous.

2. Opensource sites like wikipedia will be shut down.

3. Internetspeed will be reduce. 

4. Use OfIllegal Web Proxies Will Increase.

5. End ofbloggers: no blogger means no content.

6. Onlinemusic stores will be shut down.

The bill isso crappy that companies can even take an action against a child
singing asong in a video, So raise your voice against SOPA

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Image via americancensorship

How to stop SOPA?

1. Call YourState Senators: most important and effective step to stop SOPA.

2. Place ablack bar with the words “Stop censorship” on your blog/website.

3. Use#CENSORSHIPEVERYWHERE to censor your post ever where including yourblog post,social media platform (like Google+, Facebook, twitter etc.)

For moreinformation go to American Censorship.

4.Set yourprofile picture labeled with stop sopa banner.

5.Transferyour domain from Godaddy.

6. Stopsupporting sopa supporters.

7. SignOnline Petitions here

8. Informyour friends and family.

Learn moreabout SOPA here:

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