Response to "SOPA and PIPA Explained"
I enjoyed reading Isaac Farcierts's news article, "SOPA and PIPA Explained," from The Bacc Rag because it was informative on what SOPA and PIPA actually was.
I'm learning more about the stop online piracy act right now even though it's peak had passed, and in particular what I'm wondering about is: What is SOPA and PIPA really? It seems that everyone is against these acts because the censor the internet. They block websites that contain infringement copyrights on them which could be a problem to many. I really wanted to know what everything was about since I felt as if no one really knew anything about it and just deemed it "wrongful" without digging deeper.
I was researching this question news item caught my attention because of the title. The title was pretty straightforward about the fact that the article was written for the sopa and pipa acts.
This article states that the SOPA act can basically enable media copyright holders to cut the funding of websites that have copyright infringement material in it. This means that other online business that fund those websites with have to be removed as well.
I think this is interesting because It makes me wonder how much this bill could have affected the internet. This would cause many many websites to be unavailable because of copyrighted material.
Another thing that this article states is that the PIPA act can censor websites that have infringement copyrights by providing illegal content. Because of this, a popular website used by many people like wikipedia would have to eb closely monitored because it might contain something like that.
What I appreciate about this writer's work is it is informative. It was actually really helpful for me to learn what the SOPA and PiPA actually meant for us. If I hadn't read it, I would have been one of many people that just opposed the bill without researching about it.