Will SOPA act damage the Free speech in Internet?

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U.S. Senate is planning to introduce Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) act, PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). This may punish websites that publish content generated by third parties. Wikipedia, Reddit, Social bookmarking sites, Mailing list archival service providers and lot more sites has to move out from United States.

Websites are going social. People have freedom to add their content. Content are generated at one place (site / application) and we cannot expect everyone to access from there. Few sites work on third party content which help users to locate their desired content.

Reddit provides social bookmarking, Wikipedia provides encyclopedia, Marc provides mailing list archive. These websites work on third party data and they cannot police the content. These are just samples and lot more there in the internet. On January 18 2012, most of these affected websites are down and they are not accessible. They are protesting against the bill. Reference:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/stopped-they-must-be-on-this-all.html


   

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