Stop Online Piracy Act Upset IT Giants: Calls It Draconian
Stop Online Piracy Act ( SOPA), is causing rage among the IT biggies, the US House of Representatives has received letter form Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Linkedin, and many other top notch companies. The Stop Piracy Online Act (SOPA), was brought forward to the US House of Representatives this October 2011. SOPA aims to protect the copyright and trademark issues. The online piracy bill targets websites like The Pirate Bay.
SOPA is strongly being supported form The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America and the US Chamber of Commerce. The new online piracy bill will empower the US government to stop Americans from visiting websites that comes under its scanner, and thus protecting the piracy of content.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said
“The solutions are draconian. There’s a bill that would require ISPs to remove URLs from the web which is also known as censorship last time I checked”
The Stop Online Piracy Act apart form being criticized form IT giants was also criticized Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetCoalition.
Several petitions are now being circulated in The White House asking for a veto legislation by President Obama.
The IT industry is well aware that protection of content is very vital, but on the other hand bills like SOPA Opponents say SOPA is also promoting censorship.