Stop SOPA!
 
January 18th, 2012

Stop SOPA!

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What the hell is SOPA? And why should we care? Well… The best explonation I’ve got so far comes from Mr.Madsen of Little-Gamers.com.

 

“How would SOPA work?

It allows the U.S. attorney general to seek a court order against the targeted offshore Web site that would, in turn, be served on Internet providers in an effort to make the target virtually disappear. It’s kind of an Internet death penalty. More specifically, section 102 of SOPA says that, after being served with a removal order:

A service provider shall take technically feasible and reasonable measures designed to prevent access by its subscribers located within the United States to the foreign infringing site (or portion thereof) that is subject to the order…Such actions shall be taken as expeditiously as possible, but in any case within five days after being served with a copy of the order, or within such time as the court may order.

Some critics have charged that such language could blacklist the next YouTube, Wikipedia, or WikiLeaks. Especially in the case of WikiLeaks, which has posted internal documents not only from governments but also copyrighted documents from U.S. companies and has threatened to post more, it’s hard to see how it would not qualify for blacklisting.”

 

Seriously though. As a Swedish citizen, I can’t do much to prevent SOPA. But you American readers can. Do something.

 

For the US citizens, call your senator. Help the rest of us keep the internet free (or, well, as free as it is now at least).

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3 Comments

  1. Slacky Slackerson on January 19th, 2012 at 2:40

    Wow, even people all the way over in Sweden hate SOPA! I’ve been reading this comic for a little while now and just got to the most recent update and I gotta say that its awesome to have you guys supporting all of us over here in america. Thank you and keep up the great comic! With so many people protesting it SOPA doesn’t have a chance in hell! Freedom of expression (and donuts) forever!

  2. Tobbe on January 24th, 2012 at 23:13

    Damn right we do, Slacky! I’m just glad that that whole SOPA/PIPA thing is dead (for now). Freedom of expression should never be regulated. FREEDOM! FOREVER! :)

    Also, thanks for reading the comic :) I appreciate it.

  3. Slacker Slackyson on October 10th, 2012 at 23:08

    It seems like almost the whole world agrees with us, SOPA SUCKS! Even Anonymous pitched in to rid the world of this potential constitutional infringement!

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