SOPA and why popular websites are joining the blackout

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act - A proposed Bill to stop or restrict access to sites that host pirated content. Sopa is basically looking for a way to finally completely shutdown all torrent sites such at Pirate Bay. Good you say...... So then why are so many social media or websites and search engines supporting or joining the black out protest against SOPA and PIPA  which is the Protect IP Act the companion bill. Sopa Blackout Sites such at Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, Minecraft, Twitpic, Flickr, Tumblr, Umgur, Boing boing, and many other sites are opposing the acts saying that American companies being asked to censor the internet. Its Big Brother.They say, the internet will be fully censored, people won't share anything and if they do, search engines, websites, ad networks and providers are to withhold their services.  Pirates would include anyone that is infringing copyrights. Thus will be the end of the internet as we know it.  So the sites are protesting this now to raise awareness while SOPA is on hold. List of websites supporting the SOPA blackout  The RedTape Contronicles say this  SOPA's [...]