tomorrow could be a very terrible day for the united states. i want to let the links speak for themselves but i would also like to include a TL;DR. basically the government would block internet access to the entertainment industry. without even going to trial, the government can shut down the website and block access, sue the website and any user that infringes on copyrights, pretty much what's going on in China but worse.
|SOPA would hold any site with user-generated content responsible. In Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., it was demonstrated that big media corporations have not considered fair use in the past when issuing takedown notices. In the SOPA world, the alleged rightsholder would be able to force former safe harbors to suspend service prior to being found guilty of infringing on rights. None of the sites that rely on user-generated content would be able to survive in this environment.|
those websites with user-generated content would include facebook and twitter. social media and the internet as we know it will come to an end. if someone puts a video on youtube of them singing someone's song, that's copyright infringement. i am definitely leaving some information out in regards to as far as they can go and what exactly they can do with their powers.
please read these links and sign the petition. i've been seeing this bill in the news lately so it's definitely not something small.. they actually just voted against a blockage of the bill.. it's just not getting publicity because of everything else going on in america (the economy, the jerry sandusky scandal, occupy wall street etc).
http://www.feld.com/...row-111611.html <--- this link includes a video that does a good job explaining everything.