What’s this about?
Congress is trying to pass legislation that threatens free speech and innovation on the Internet, under the banner of anti-piracy efforts.
What’s at risk?
The proposed infrastructure would damage the security of the Internet and allow the government extensive censorship abilities.
Your favorite websites, both inside and outside the US, could be blocked based on a single infringement claim, without any due process of law.
How is it done?
The US will be able to block a site’s web traffic, ad traffic and search traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and Syria.
What about piracy?
Piracy is a problem but there are better ways to address it that don’t stifle innovation, knowledge and creativity — or give the US such unchecked power over the global Internet.
People wake up this is a serious threat.
To our threat of freedom.
and if sites like Google and Firefox are joining in the fight against this, then maybe there is some merit to this threat.