Why You Should Be Against the SOPA and PIPA Bills

SOPA and PIPA Bills are Bad for Everybody

The government, here in the United States, is trying to stop internet piracy and have put the SOPA and PIPA Bills up for a vote. On January 24, 2012, they will vote on the SOPA bill and whether or not it will pass could change the internet we currently have at our fingertips. You should be against these bills, unless you are an evil corporation like Wal-Mart or Comcast.

Why is Wal-Mart, Comcast, and many other huge corporations in support of the SOPA and PIPA Bills? Simple, they benefit them by eliminating many of the smaller companies they compete with. This is a bad set of bills and if you are a small business owner, an internet marketer, or you simply enjoy shopping online, it could all change in the blink of an eye.

There are many things these bills could end up doing, but they are certainly not going to put an end to piracy of movies, music, television, or anything else. The United States government already has way too much power over the internet and many other things, and they cannot get this power or the internet, as we know it, will change in many ways.

Companies like Reddit have already decided to black out their websites for 12 hours in protest to this bill and many others will follow. Of course, we will not see Google, eBay, Amazon, or any of the other HUGE sites that are against the SOPA and PIPA Bills because they think money is more important than the future of the internet. Really, they simply don’t have the guts to stand up against the government and that is simply sad.

The SOPA and PIPA Bills in Understandable Terms

If you tried to read these bills and you don’t understand laws and contracts, then you will struggle to have any clue what these bills could do. This is why we are going to break them down quickly and easily for you, and give you the ability to understand what is very likely if the SOPA and PIPA Bills pass.

The goal of these bills is to end piracy from foreign websites, which is a fine goal, but the way they are going about it is the wrong way. It would be like destroying all the roads that lead to a stand in New York City containing pirated music and DVDs. They are not going after the suppliers of this type of illegal product, but instead, they are going after the avenues used to find these websites and the sites that may link to them at one point or another.

If these bills pass, we could lose sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many others like it. Bloggers could be shut down for using a picture that is copyrighted even though they give credit to the person that owns that copyright on their site. They could lose their entire blog and could possibly face up to 5 years in jail.

There are many problems with these bills and it is one more attempt for the corrupt government of the United States to take more power over our free speech and our ability to communicate the way we want to. You could wake up one morning and find that everything you have online is gone. What if this means Facebook is done and you had all your personal pictures stored there?

The SOPA and PIPA Bills are bad for small businesses and for honest businesses. The greedy corporations and the corrupt politicians of our world are trying to capture even more power through these bills and if you don’t want anything to change and you don’t want to lose the sites we have all grown to love, then you need to do something about it.

What You can Do to Help Keep the SOPA and PIPA Bills from Passing

If you want to help keep these bills from passing, you need to make sure you contact your representatives and tell them you are against these bills. Politicians are only in office for a short period of time and they are always trying to get reelected. If they don’t they lose their power and the salary. Let them know you are against the SOPA and PIPA Bills by going to this website here: www.sopablackout.org

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