From organizations to individuals, everyone is raising voice against the anti-piracy laws SOPA to PIPA. Recently, Mark Zuckerburg has posted on his Facebook wall that “The Internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We cannot let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the Internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the Internet.”
After Wikipedia shutting down the website for a day and blotting of its logo with black strip by Google, Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of Facebook has also come forward and joined the league for the same cause.
Mark says that these laws are not the proper solution to the problems since all they do is harm the privacy and freedom of Internet users. Mark’s views that he posted on his wall were appreciated and liked by 2,80,000 like-minded supporters.
Mark said that the culprits are those rogue websites that usually infest U.S. intellectual property, creating problems for the economy. He also added that Facebook is very particular about the online piracy activities.
According to Mark, “These are not the right solution to this problem, because of the collateral damage these overreaching bills would cause to the Internet.”
About SOPA and PIPA
SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are the bills in the US House of representatives and Senate that use court’s orders to restrict/stop online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. The bill would also help seek court orders against the websites that enable copyright infringement.
PIPA on the other hand is meant to completely restrict the access that deal in infringement and illegal activities.
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