Tomorrow the Internet will begin to die

    It is under this name that this news is breeding on the Internet in different languages ​​at high speed today. The bottom line is as follows. Tomorrow, a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) will begin its journey through the corridors of power in Washington. Together with another IP Protection Act, this law may enable the US Department of Justice to force providers to block users from accessing sites that are suspected of posting copyrighted information or simply linking to such information.

    Based on SOPA, almost any website, from YouTube to Wikipedia, can be blamed.

    For us, those who do not live in the United States, this will mean that most of the Internet will be controlled by the US government, since the largest Internet resources are hosted in the USA.

    On the main and can already see the protests. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Wikimedia have expressed their concern in an open letter to the US Congress. I managed to find only a part of it in English published on omgubuntu:

    ... the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding US Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action, and technology mandates that would require monitoring of web sites. We are concerned that these measures pose a serious risk to our industry's continued track record of innovation and job-creation, as well as to our Nation's cybersecurity. We cannot support these bills as written ...

    Avaaz online service creates a petition, which anyone can sign. The petition will be sent to the Senate before the voting for this bill begins (closer to the end of this month).

    How to relate to this, panic or ignore, is a private matter for everyone. The first thought that comes to mind is: “What is the problem? We take out the server from the USA and the thing is in the hat! ” It seems to me that this is not an option. Here.

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