Digital blackout against the ACTA and SOPA bills (video)


January 19, 2012


Yesterday, the vast majority of the sites hosted on the United States conducted a blackout against the laws SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). M24Digital will join the initiative, find out what it is.

In protest to the law that seeks to control the web content to prevent piracy, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia (English version), Greenpeace, information sites, videos and other items were not available for several hours or have limited accessibility.

SOPA seeks to fight piracy (trade of objects similar to other original elements) through the control of content. To this end, the authorities would give authorityto review emails, Facebook messages, tweets, and other content locking the web speed and preventing sharing items.

The arguments against are that even to share a song would be considered piracy. They compare it to a very exemplary case: A person goes to a cooking class to learn to cook chiken and rice and then teaches the recipe to a friend. According to SOPA, this is a crime, because the friend did not pay for the cooking class, and both could be prosecuted.

The same applies to share texts Copyright (including newspaper articles), images, videos, either a full or partial replication of protected content.

The libertarian organization Anonymous, a hacker group that defends freedom of exchange on the Internet, created the following video that shows his position on ACTA, the Mexican copy of SOPA:

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