Web Hosting Firm Denounces SOPA
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See, GreenHostIt is leading the way among web hosts in anti-SOPA activism. The bill is dubbed “the Internet killer”. It could radically transform the way the Internet operates within the laws of the U.S. While HR 3261 aims to promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation by combating the theft the U.S. property.
Many businesses say that the bill was too intrusive. Additionally, it had the potential to cripple legitimate businesses in the name of stopping piracy.
GreenHostIt contends that the legislation equates to Internet censorship or “blacking out” of entire websites by federal judges. Consequently, there is no way for business owners to contest the ruling. The first draft exempted websites that end in .com, .org, and .net.
However, many locally-used websites that end in .edu, .tv, or .biz are not protected. They could have been easily be shut down under SOPA.
Opponents to SOPA
Because the bill affects popular sites such as Etsy, Flickr and Vimeo. Perhaps more frightening, opponents argue, is the lack of transparency over the process. This is the conclusion of several law professors who have written an article titled “Don’t Break the Internet” on SOPA in the Stanford Law Review . Additionally, free speech scholar Lawrence Tribe of Harvard Law School contributed. GreenHostIt shares these concerns.
Improperly shutdown websites will have a negative effect on everyone. And for good reason.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), H.R. 3261, was voted upon when Congress resumed from recess. GreenHostIt is one of many businesses taking a public stand against the bill authored by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) who sits on the House Judiciary committee, which is responsible for drafting copyright laws.
GreenHostIt is changing the Internet one responsible website hosting client at a time with its green hosting plans. To read more about SOPA, visit the GreenHostIt blog: SOPA: Hollywood vs. The Internet. Could this lead to Internet Censorship?
In closing, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) . They are a vocal advocate against H.R. 3261, has release an open letter from 83 prominent Internet engineers against SOPA. The EFF has also put together an online toolkit to help opponents become more effective activists.
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