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SOPA and PIPA Legislation Set For Vote

Be informed on the Effects of SOPA and PIPA on Your Access to Internet Information

The South Metro Denver Business Blog opposes SOPA/PIPA. This is a grab to protect old school business models that are struggling to compete in the modern cyber business world. They say the legislation only effects foreign websites what are wholesale piracy sites. But, once the door is opened it can and will be applied to all. This would severely limit the people’s access to information and is an unacceptable power grab by politicians and backroom corporate/political cronyism.

Why are all the big Internet companies opposing these bills and the supporters are all old school model businesses?

Opponents of SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)

Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corporation, VISA, Mastercard, Pfizer, Comcast, Time Warner, ABC, Nike, Walmart, Dow Chemical, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)

Informative Links on SOPA and PIPA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/

http://www.reddit.com/r/SOPA/

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/unless-facebook-google-blackout-sopa-will-succeed-heres-what-you-can-do/66875

https://sites.google.com/site/boycottsopasponsors/home/list-of-supporters-and-sponsors

http://www.craigslist.org/about/SOPA

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/sopa-online-piracy-bill-google_n_1099214.html

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January 15, 2012 - Posted by | Businesses, Internet, Regulations | ,

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