Thursday, January 19, 2012

Congratulations and thanks to these companies

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/01/sopa-blackout-who-is-joining-the-protest.html

The anti-piracy legislation before the USA government at the moment will greatly reduce access to information on the internet.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/18/sopa-pipa-consumption-only-internet

"These bills could prevent you participating online again ....a 'consumption only' internet is starting to look like the goal of these bills."

4 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Scary isn't it. I am not happy that the legislation one country wishes to implement would have world wide ramifications.

Frances said...

So, it's on hold for now, EC, thank goodness.

Sannah said...

Thank goodness - definitely.

Frances said...

Sannah: Michael Moore, evidently, came out and said what I suspected,that powers don't want people to be able to communicate with each other in the way that the web enables. The Arab Spring, the London riots, Get Up, etc.

of course, this may not be so.