What is SOPA? SOPA is Stop Online Piracy Act. SOPA is anti piracy bill in Congress. There is another similar bill called Protect IP Act (PIPA) which gives the entertainment business the right to block websites. Both bills give the owners of Intellectual property the ability to block a website that violates copyright laws to be pulled from various sites like Google, and others. Could this be abused?
The simple answer is yes! Owners can have internet service providers block the website as well. The owners can do all this without going to court. The intent of the bill is to stop piracy, but it can be used to block content. It is a form of censorship. Although the internet is in its infancy, blocking content is a slippery slope. Censorship by government, companies or individuals is wrong. Do you want your information on the internet censored? Make sure you let your Congressman or Senator know your feelings.
Censorship is wrong! There is a better solution to protect lawful content, censorship is not. Friday Night Links: SOPA Edition will highlight some of this week’s articles. Access to good personal finance articles is a great segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
My Journey to Millions –You Have No Patriotic Duty to Pay High Taxes
My Multiple Incomes – Only Do What You’re Passionate About
My Personal Finance Journey – Investors Who Ignore Valuations Are Like Overeaters Who Ignore the Risk of Heart Desease
Narrow Bridge Finance – The Danger of SOPA and PIPA
Not Made of Money – Our Rules For Credit Card Use
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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. Censorship is wrong! Thank you for joining me and reading Friday Night Links SOPA Edition.
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