You probably see every day, at least once, the SOPA and how angry every internet user is about it. For those of you that you don’t have time to learn more about it or you don’t want to read now you can be informed by watching a ten minute video. It explains what Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) are and why they are bad for internet. You can easily see what these censorship regulations are all about and how they can affect you. Even if you think that SOPA and PIPA are not affecting you personally, you should be informed because they affect everyone that uses internet. And don’t believe that thay can’t shut down websites and they need such regulations to do it because it is a lie. Megaupload was shut down by US officials for violating piracy laws.
Internet is a powerful tool to find any information you want and they try to mess with it. When I hear that companies loose profit because of internet makes me mad, it is misleading and very wrong. Even if a music album or an episode of a T.V show is online, this means that the company will make more sales so more money. Their product gets familiar and more people will buy it, simple math. I will not buy an album without hearing some songs first. If I couldn’t find songs online, now I wouldn’t be a Metallica fan (imagine that!). Think how you learned about your favorite bands and what made you buy the albums and DVDs you own.