If you have noticed that Wikipedia website yesterday, it is a black page with a big header written ”Imagine a world without free knowledge”, in fact it is to protest the SOPA and PIPA network security. Although this is a decree under the States, but we all know that most of the leading internet companies are in the States, so this act can affects the whole world network system (For example, imagine there’s no free post in Youtube, Facebook, Wikipedia… how terrible would it be)
PIPA (Protect IP Act) is the Senate bill, “the protection of copyright law”, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is the House bill, “internet piracy law”. SOPA purpose is “to act against violations of U.S. intellectual property rights to promote market prosperity, entrepreneurship and innovation”, whereas PIPA purpose is “to prevent online theft of intellectual property rights on innovation and economic threat”. Contents of the bill is to allow the U.S. Justice Department to shut down the site with pirated content and prevent the associated payment channels. Of course, there are support and against… which is quite obvious.
To make it simple, these two bills are meant to protect the traditional commercials and consumer industries to extend its life against the counterfeits; and it demolish the developing innovative Internet industry and personal sites. The war is still going on, we wait and see how this Internet Revolution will go…Pick your side.
PIPA (Protect IP Act) 是参院法案为《保护版权法》，SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) 是众院法案为《禁止收集盗版法》。SOPA的目标是“经由过程袭击侵犯美国常识产权行动而推动市场繁华、企业家精力和立异”，而PIPA的目标是“防止网上对经济立异和常识产权偷盗的威逼”。法案内容则是让美国司法部可以经由过程寻求法院传票来关停有盗版内容的网站、阻拦相干的付款渠道。它激发的支撑和否决，相当诟谇光鲜。