Do you live in the UK? YES? Well don’t think SOPA won’t affect you.
Let me explain it a little bit. You have a job in internet marketing and a lot of the sales are made from viral networking (The Use of Viral adverts on Social networks) Such as Youtube videos on Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter. Now with SOPA in Effect you will stop having the ability to use these sites to advertise. Thus cutting JOBS.
So we have one thing for sure. SOPA and PIPA will end jobs. I thought the US wanted to create more jobs?
Next up is a little bit of trivia for you. The act was only made when somebody with a LOT of money stepped forward and wanted to invest it. Thus the band wagon started. All the Senators were thinking “Hmm if I get in on this, I can have that promotion + a split of the money earned”. Another Corrupt system eh?
What about Disney… they are backing SOPA. But why? It’s simple. Disney owns CNet one of many download sites which allows you to direct download from mirror sites rather than paying for the product, much like a torrent site minus the cloaking etc. Why can they do this? Because it is Disney.
Aren’t they suing themselves then? Technically yes. They will probably lose CNet if this bill passes, However. Part of the bill states that any company suing for copyright will have the US Government and PIPA Bill support them with funds. Allowing Disney to not only transfer all money from CNet over to one company but have the government pay for everything AND then keep the rest of the ‘grant’ given to them by the US government.
So HOW DOES THIS EFFECT THE UK?
Well. Once jobs start going we will be at a loss, that’s quite obvious. But what really concerns me is that if a big organisation like Facebook and Twitter can be taken down by SOPA (Resulting in a worldwide closure). Why can’t one from the UK? if you link to any other site which is taken down you are liable to have your website taken down. whether or not you posted the content yourself.
Remember a lot of the web hosts + big companies are hosted in the US. This will effect you
Sites like Wikipedia have decided to blackout today. In protest to stop SOPA. However members have been adding extensions to the URL’s to get by the block and in doing so allowing them to bypass the blocking.
The problem with this is that Wikipedia is fighting to keep the site running and members doing this are ruining the chance to stop SOPA.
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