This isn’t necessarily Springfield related, no its more WORLD related. SOPA is the act that is in progress that aims to be able to blacklist entire websites for having copyright materials. That means websites like YouTube could be shut down simply for someone else posting a music video or similar content. Forums like this could be shut down forever because of this bill. This bill simply takes away our freedom of speech and sadly a lot of people don’t even know about it. People who already own copyrights have more than a fair share of power dealing with their materials. Those videos on youtube can be deleted, accounts can be removed.. lets not give them the power to shut entire blocks of the internet down. Let keep the power where it belongs.. with the people.
Please take the time to watch these videos below to learn more about the bill and educate yourself. After that, take the time to call or write to congress and tell them you do not support taking away our freedoms.
This isnt the first time old media wanted to destroy a new technology.
VHS: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.” -Jack Valenti
This was also the case with the MP3 Player, the Theaters Film, broadcast radio and the cassette tape.