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SOPA: Bloggers and Libertarians vs. Hollywood | Care2 Causes

SOPA: Bloggers and Libertarians vs. Hollywood | Care2 Causes

Just before the holidays, the House held a hearing about the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would give the US Justice Department new powers to clamp down on websites that host material with disputed copyrights. The bill is hotly opposed by a number of internet giants including including Wikipedia owner Wikimedia , eBay , Google, Twitter and, as of last Friday, GoDaddy . The domain registration company had been one of the few internet companies speaking up in support of SOPA but reversed course after Reddit and other companies led a grassroots boycott campaign. SOPA would affect all of us by ”censoring any web site capable of providing its users with the means of promoting pirated content or allowing the process,” writes Adam Dachis of Lifehacker . That is, any site that allows you to post pirated content — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., etc. — can...

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