Darrell Issa, a member of the House of Representatives from California cited in
this article, is a Republican, not a Democrat. You can check that on Wikipedia!
Wikipedia + credibility?? That is stretching things a bit for at best a portal
of secondary source or lower material. The problem I have seen with the site is
that people often won't look to actual sources when researching for relevant
information. I am sure we can live without Wikipedia for a day. If
I were to lose Facebook or Youtube, then I might actually pay attention!!
OH NO!!! How will kids around the world do their homework tonight!? AIIIIGH!!!
Giving the Movie and Recording industries veto power over the DNS system is the
worst idea in this history of bad Internet ideas. Giving a self-interested group
the power to pull any site offline without any judicial review is an absolute
travesty, and our technologically-illiterate Congress Critters need to
understand the true implications of what they are debating. My guess is that
they don't have the foggiest idea about what the could unleash. Additionally, how can we as Americans protest the censorship of the Internet
in China and Iran if we give that exact same power to Hollywood of all people?
We can't. It would only legitimize what Iran and China do.If it
takes bold moves by Wikipedia, Google and other tech giants to get the message
across, I support it 100%
The US Federal Government feels to manipulate everything and everybody, and they
are so inept that they can't even balance out budget.
SOPA would create a "war on online piracy" just like we have a
"war on drugs." It would result in the expenditure of millions of man
hours and billions of dollars for zero gain. The government simply doesn't have
the resources to fight online piracy, and it never will. Take down one site and
five more will spring up in its place. This fight cannot be won.
Its criminal that any legislation at all is being pushed to censor any
information from any source, it is called the freedom of speech and an
unconstitutional act of repressing that right.Most local and
national news media has already surrender and given up their right to free
speech so to them its nothing new. Freedom of the press is dead and replaced
with censorship and scripted news media. Corporate america and government
controls the news and anyone who opposes the news media.