A new Bill which is actively discussed in USA is going to wipe Internet as we know.. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) can snap Internet across border-in a matter of time..The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors.
For existing laws the piratedsites blocked, confiscated, and the offender liable to be only civil damages. But present bill extends this ,
Stop Online Piracy Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for 10 pieces of music or movies within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement
Not only content up-loaders but also the site owners as well as the Domain hosters will be liable for any 'Piracy' related content. What its implication is, even foreign sites which are not USA, but hosted in USA, and domain register in USA are to be liable..
Suppose, if a poster happen to give a link for sharing some music in a post, in any one of obscure thread, and 'think digit' is hosted in GODADY (for example only) than entire site will be taken by 'Home Land security USA" and the offence is punishable by 5 years prison term...
this will kill Google's you tube,facebook, and all other social sites..
Worst thing is USA Domain Register and web hoster GoDady is supporting the bill(meaning they simply handover your sites to FBI without blinking your eyes
GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support
The Movie and Music industry which funded several congressmen and senators has backed the bill
Mozilla organisation responded by creating a page saying: "Protect the Internet: Help us stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation." It warns that "your favorite Web sites both inside and outside the US could be blocked based on an infringement claim."
Web sites including Wikimedia (as in, Wikipedia) charged that SOPA is an "Internet blacklist bill" that "would allow corporations, organizations, or the government to order an Internet service provider to block an entire Web site simply due to an allegation that the site posted infringing content."
Google, yahoo, Amazon,ebay all the internet giants (except GoDady) oppose the bill.
one way to circumvent the bill is, move your Domains and web hosting to webhosting services in other countries(not one of GoDady or its proxy,shell company)
Do you think SOPA will kill internet? give your reasons..