End Piracy, Not Liberty

近排美國互聯網發生一件大事, 美國有機會對資訊進行審查. 話說國會將會在本月下旬通過兩個法案, Protect IP Act (PIPA) 及 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). 如果法案真的通過, 美國政府有權對相關資訊進行審查, 有點像香港的網絡 23 條. 所以大部份出名的網站都聯合起來抵制這個法案, 或者希望這個法案無限期停止執行.

法案最主要目的是保護版權, 但這種保護暫時只獲大集團支持, 例如影音媒體甚至化妝品牌. 資訊科技界別中, Google, mozilla, Microsft 等巨頭已經表明反對. 以香港之前既經驗, 私隱作為其中一樣最平等擁有 “資產”, 希望保留得越多越好. 雖然在極端情況下可以放棄, 但綜觀美國既情況又未致這個地步, 部分最初支持法案既人都認為法案做得太多 (it’s gone too far). 究竟情況發展如何就要大家留意一下.

 

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

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