Right now Congress is considering two bills—the Protect IP Act, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—that would be laughable if they weren’t in fact real. Honestly, if a friend wrote these into a piece of fiction about government oversight gone amok, I’d have to tell them that they were too one-dimensional, too obviously anticonstitutional.
Make no mistake: These bills aren’t simply unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional. They would allow for the wholesale elimination of entire websites, domain names, and chunks of the DNS (the underlying structure of the whole Internet), based on nothing more than the “good faith” assertion by a single party that the website is infringing on a copyright of the complainant. The accused doesn’t even have to be aware that the complaint has been made.
Can we just do something about this please?
for the love all that is tumblrific
And now if one of these bills were in place my tumblr (and anyone attached to this post, if tumblr as a whole if I’m not mistaken…) could be shut down at the insistence of CBS for using HIMYM without permission (if they could they would fucking do it too, you know how CBS is…They ain’t no BBC)
I don’t express emotions I use gifs and both of these bills endanger that.