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Lindsey Auguste

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What SOPA and PIPA mean for you

"The best proof that the world has changed is someone tries to stop it." - Anonymous

Many people have been curious about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) and what they mean.  They basically say that any intellectual property holder can request a website to be blocked for infringing content.  For example, sharing or posting TLC's "No Scrubs" or Britney Spears' "Baby, One More Time" with your friends on Napster would result in the site getting shut down.  Seems fair enough, right?  Until the YouTube video you posted of your inventory gets blocked because you have Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" playing in the background.  And the worst part is you don't even appear in court to defend your use.  The person filing the complaint can simply fill out a complaint and your site will be blocked until further notice.  Bye bye traffic.  Bye bye revenue.  Bye bye leads.  Your social media strategy and efforts will be dramatically restricted.  Check out the video and inforgraphic below for more information.  

 

Tommy Bay
Lindsey, I'm SOO glad you posted something about this. I don't know that many of our DS community really understand the gravity of these pending actions. Sites like Facebook and even DrivingSales will have a much harder time surviving when the government is prodding at us every time we post something. It's time to get involved. We're making a difference already. The House of Representatives failed to move SOPA out of committee last week! Why? Because their offices got swamped with phone calls and overwhelmed by the snowballing opposition. Also, in response to a boycott of GoDaddy, the web hosting company just made a public announcement that it's dropping its support of SOPA. I've written and called my legislators. I hope that everyone who cares about our rights of free speech and Internet freedom will get informed and voice their concerns to their local government representatives as well. I love America and our freedoms and sometimes that means we have to fight a little bit to keep them. If you love the Internet and your freedom to interact with it... Get involved! Thanks again, Lindsey.
Chris Costner
Great information Lindsey. I agree with Tommy that many of us, including myself, had any idea what is happening here. I am still getting a grasp of the magnitude here but ready to get involved in any way I can. I want everyone to see this ASAP.
Bryan Armstrong
I received a phone call from GoDaddy yesterday thanking me for my recent purchases and "making sure I was happy. The gentleman also explained that they had reversed their positions on SOPA and was there anything he could do to help. No Thanks...You've already done quite enough.

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