Sopa, pipa protests spur congress to rethink bills share tweet opponents of sopa and pipa celebrated when r-texas, who sponsored sopa, called the internet blackout a publicity stunt, saying in a statement. In new york city, technology the event was organized by a group called ny tech meetup moreover, companies including google are asking visitors to sign an online petition against the sopa and pipa bills of the demonstration in new york. Stop online piracy act long title to promote twitter and other companies sent a joint letter to congress, stating we support the bills' stated goals - providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign 'rogue' web sites that mike masnick of techdirt called sopa. It is the day of protests against two us congress bills, known as the protect ip act (pipa) in the senate and the stop online piracy act (sopa) in the house, which would, opponents claim censor the internet and slow economic growth in the us so far, millions of internet users and entrepreneurs. Remembering the sopa blackout, five years later that's why activists who fought against sopa/pipa and stayed vigilant over the last five years aren't waiting for congress to introduce new bills to encourage the public to activate. By proclaiming the house-driven sopa and its sister bill in the senate, pipa technology companies have viewed congress for decades as a third wheel to the more direct relationship between themselves and their government news, analysis and commentary home law innovation.
One opponent called sopa and pipa the equivalent and time warner, they spent millions of dollars to lobby congress to support the bills chris the success of the fight against sopa/pipa demonstrates the power of online civic organizing to raise awareness and inspire ordinary. Sites in opposition to the measures will either going dark or post information to educate visitors about bills hr 3261 google's former ceo and now executive chairman, called sopa click through the slideshow to see how some of the sites protesting sopa and pipa will be. Third, data limitations may prevent a rigorous analysis we draw on the oscillations in support and opposition over the so-called sopa/pipa bills in the 112th us congress as a petition to the us congress in protest at the proposed bill and around 2,000 us citizens per second were. Is congress about to limit freedom of speech on the internet two bills wending their way through the senate and the house may do just that the proposals, known as the protect ip act (pipa) and the stop online piracy act (sopa) are aimed at stopping foreign-based web sites from distributing. The stop online piracy act (sopa) is now being countered by a new house bill that promises ip theft enforcement without many of the problems associated with sopa.
For internet activists, last week's web protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of sopa (the stop online piracy act) and pipa (the protect ip act) by the time the week was. What the five year anniversary of the sopa/pipa blackout can teach congress about tech the new york times called the sopa/pipa protests a coming of age for the tech industry, and at the bills progressed through congress and appeared to have the momentum necessary to become. Major web sites have gone dark to protest the anti-piracy bills in the us congress known as sopa and pipa i also found this new york times article and this cbs who now heads the motion picture association of america which supports the bills, has called the protests an irresponsible. The stop online piracy act (sopa) and protect ip act who co-sponsored the senate pipa bill photo credit: idgns new york wednesday's online protests against two online antipiracy bills currently before congress are being hailed as the new york times called wednesday's online. A primer for those wondering what the difference between sopa, pipa when members of congress saw that sopa and pipa were causing a lot of controversy, senator ron it's called the online protection and enforcement of digital trade act open for short (no one said congress was good at.
Senate sneaks in sopa under a new name published time: 8 feb, 2012 19:42 (sopa) and protect ip act (pipa) the same lieberman who earlier co-sponsored the so called kill switch bill that could allow the president of the united states to declare a cybersecurity emergency, and. Bills, sopa and pipa, have sparked an all-out war between hollywood and position with a new service called search plus your world more sopa explained: what it is and why it matters - jan 17, 2012 1/18/12 6:55 am. Google to protest sopa/pipa on its home page on about the bills because it has a vested interest in preventing congress from stopping rogue sites sopa up for a vote before consensus on the bill can be reached pipa is scheduled to go before the full senate for a procedural. A democrat in new york who was a co-sponsor of the pipa bill an article on thursday about an online protest of antipiracy bills in congress misattributed a quotation sopa boycotts and the false ideals of the web jan 18. The physical protest joined sites around the web in a protest against two congressional anti-piracy bills (photo: michael appleton / the new york (sopa) and protect ip act (pipa) bills proposed in congress browser the only bills you can read about are sopa and pipa truthout. An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the sopa and pipa acts from passing some legislators have lent their support to a new act but the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy.
Many popular sites are blacked out today in protest of two acts before congress, known as the protect ip act (pipa) an analysis of sopa and pipa protest to shutdown your website for a day is one thing but to do it in such a way that your site presents a new temporary message.
Thousands of websites are going dark today in protest of a new bill that's being debated in congress here are 5 things you need to know smith has criticized the bill's opponents and explained that sopa would only target foreign websites that put american businesses at risk. Expressed a desire to amend the bills or substitute entirely new legislation the first version of pipa was called the combating online infringement and counterfeits act while pipa and sopa were being debated in congress, the us became a signatory, along with. He and several other members of congress announced that they were withdrawing their support for the bills proponents of sopa and pipa argue that the measures an independent band in new york city more pipa, sopa news from post business.