Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oh dear.... the control freaks are at it again...

SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act.
I'm sure everyone has heard of it by now. If you don't know what it is, it's well worth reading this Wikipedia page
If it goes through... in theory, they could delete Google, as people could find pirated movies and music etc through Google. This COULD effect things such as this and thousands of similar blogs, Picasa, YouTube, Gmail and any service/website that is run by Google.
In my mind, the only good thing about this is the jokes that have been coming out. The best in my opinion, (please, no offence intended towards people with dyslexia) “The STOP SOPA protest might lead to some smelly dyslexics”
Personally, I think the Act shouldn't go through. It will mean that if someone downloads an illegal copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller song, they could spend more time in prison than his doctor. It would give the US Government control of what people do, see and share over the internet, which I think that they have no right of doing so! I think the internet is a place where people should have the right to express their feelings, have fun Facebooking, Tweeting and YouTubing with the moderate safety barriers that are in place at the moment, there’s nothing wrong with them, they just need to be enforced a bit better.
There you go... rant over. Please leave a comment, to let people know your opinion on the matter.