Saturday, November 19, 2011

Google, Facebook, eBay and Twitter, among others, anti-piracy bill U.S.

The nonprofit organization Creative Commons has joined the ranks of companies like Google, Facebook or Twitter , to reject piracy bill proposed by the U.S. government, known as SOPA Act ​​(Stop Stopping Online Piracy Act). The organizers say that this bill threatens "serious operation, freedom and economic potential of the Internet."

The bill would block access SOUP any site that infringes the copyright , and would require Internet access providers and seekers of the network to monitor the content and stop transfers, both in America and abroad in case of infringement. The government on Wednesday presented the proposal to the U.S. Senate.

According to a letter published in nine major technology companies (AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga), the law Soup "is a serious risk for the development of innovation and job creation, and cyber security of our country. " In addition, these companies are committed to working with the U.S. government "to raise other solutions with those websites dishonest" to encourage piracy.

For its part, the Creative Commons has issued a statement that describes this law as a "threat" because it gives rights holders a "fast track to close websites whole " , to create conflict between DNS servers, giving more power to the hackers to send any type of cyber attack and that "promotes global censorship."

The Creative Commons organization ensures that each site in addition to threatening harm especially to Internet software promoted by organizations such as Free Electronic Frontier Foundation and open access content licensed Creative Commons.

"While the public licensing standard has reduced cost and risk sharing and legal cooperation, SOPA will dramatically increase both the costs and risks of creating platforms for exchange and collaboration (from blogs to community projects mass, such as Wikipedia, Flickr or YouTube, "the statement said.

To fight this bill, has launched a website called American Censorship Day where users can register to find out what kind of actions can be taken against the law SOUP and progress of the proposal in the Senate.


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