Internet Blackout

Wikipedia joins online protest

Wikipedia joins online protest against government control over internet

Have you heard about the blackout? Wikipedia and Google are some of the major site who have blacked out their pages in protest regarding the bills proposed in the US of A recently.

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate version of the bill and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are the bills that were proposed. In brief, it basically gives a corporation the right to shut down anybody’s site if they discover that their music or movies have been posted without their permission. This can be done without very much warning at all.

At first glance, this may appear to a fair law. However, this is just the beginning of the internet being controlled and edited. If this bill is approved then the power will be taken out of the individual’s hands and into the corporation’s hands even further. China’s shocking control over what the public can read and view on the internet will become a lot closer to home.

As a wise man once said: “Up the workers!” And keep control. Because our rights are being bought by corporations and sold to the Government.
Check out more info on the Disclosure website.

Jodie.

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About Jodie (NZ Film Freak)

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. I enjoy writing on my blog about films and songs, plus the odd random thought. Currently working as a writer in UK. Follow me on Twitter @NZFilmFreak and like my Facebook page NZ Film Freak. Follow my travels around the world www.jodiehart.co.nz
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One Response to Internet Blackout

  1. Popeye says:

    All knowledge should be free. We must all do what we can to prevent anyone taking control of the internet.

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