A number of sites based in the United States, on Wednesday, yesterday (18/01/2012), finally really do blackout, some even up to shut down while their service. Blackout is done as a protest action against the service provider bill an anti-piracy (anti-piracy bill) in the U.S..
The draft laws is twofold, ie Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA or the Anti-Piracy Bill Online) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA or Intellectual Property Rights Protection Bill).
Here are 10 great sites that decide to temporarily block their service in the U.S.. The initial view of their site is an image or text content SOPA protesting the bill in the U.S. and the PIPELINE.
- The Huffington Post
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- Dinosaur Comics
- Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Reported by Venture Beat, SOPA is described later allow the U.S. government and corporate copyright holders to target foreign websites alias from outside the U.S. that are considered in violation, piracy or counterfeiting of intellectual property. For example, if there are websites that have been accused of illegal content that violates copyright (including songs, pictures, video clips, etc.), then the site can be blocked by ISPs in the U.S., was posted from a search engine, and even intercepted to run online business with providers of payment services like PayPal. No doubt, look at the various possibilities that could be done, many parties are concerned about the implementation of this Act. Because would drastically change the way the Internet operates.