How SOPA and PIPA Can Affect Us?

In my own point of view, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) can really affect us even if the website owner doesn't leave in the United States. SOPA is a bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Represenative Lamar Smith on October 26, 2011. While PIPA was first introduced to the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2011 by Senators Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley.

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How can affect us?

It simple! where is your domain and hosting server located? It's good for you if you host your own website, but the question is, do you have your own IP address? as far as I know, IP address is globally assigned by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and oversees by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

What I'm pointing here if PIPA passed, U.S. corporations and the government will have right to seek affirmative legal action to any website that they see copyright infringement content whether of U.S. origin or not.

The worst is, they will blocked your website forever, I think!

According to AmericanCensorship infographic, "a website operator could face, US Web Traffic Blocked, Ad-Revenue Blocked and Search Traffic Blocked."

How about SOPA?

If SOPA passed, it will work in together with PIPA. U.S. Attorney General can now file a court order that would force search engines, advertisers, DNS providers, servers, and payment processors from having any connection with allegedly infringing websites.

Now! what can we do?

As I said, even if you're not a U.S. citizen you can still help to STOP this bill. How? just click here and you will be redirected to the www.americancensorship.org, so you can send message to the U.S. Congress.

Or, you can also sign an online petitions even you're not a U.S. citizen. Online petitions is a great way to get a global reach on how people feel.

STOP SOPA and PIPA!



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