Thursday, January 19, 2012

SOPA Protests

Remember when the international community took note and "outraged ordinary Malaysians, and several people took to Twitter to express support for the cyber-attacks." and hacker "Anonymous said Malaysia's censorship of films and television shows and its blocking of file-sharing websites amounted to a denial of human rights."?

A United States bill which has raised the ire of the internet community with Wikipedia strongly protesting and Google joining in.

The bill is seen to create more serious problems than resolving them.

It is about online piracy.

The act is called SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act.

President Obama has thrown his lot with the protesting side but it still remains to be seen whether that would completely kill the bill.

I will be really interested if hacker Anonymous will react in the same way that it responded to the Malaysian situation?

As a sign of solidarity with major protesters Wikipedia has shut down the site 18 January, which is today in Malaysia.

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