So apparently SOPA's back, and everyone's at it again -can't say I blame them from the way they're saying that the Internet's gonna be taken down for good.
Now to be honest, I'm not from America, so I have no idea what's going on over there, so I might as well gonna get a lot of negative responses about this or none, because hardly anyone reads my journal, but what the heck.
So I've talked to my mom about it, I did some research about SOPA and probably read an old
article about it - www.networkworld.com/columnist… - but she and this guy explained that they were
originally going to target bigger, more corrupted websites, like porno, privacy and hackers. That would've been the idea right? I would've voted on that. (Note that I am not
supporting SOPA on any matter now.)
My mom also pointed out from the article that they've also wanted to put a right on saying that someone has stolen another person's work and wanted the stealer's website shut down. That would've worked, but also be a big problem; it would be like having SOPA shutting down all of Facebook, because person had a grudge on one person on said website, and it would be unfair, not just for the grudge victim or the holder, but for everyone else as well, right?
But yes, me and my mom are also aware of everyone's greatest fear: that the entire Internet is going to be shut down, along with all of the websites and not just a few. Hell, I'm terrified of the very thought as well.
But when I think about it (and I could be wrong) that maybe SOPA was planning on shutting down just the bad websites and get the hackers and makers, but that can be very difficult, it's like trying to a needle in a haystack, right?
Well, like I said: I could be wrong, I'm not supporting SOPA, I don't know what's going on with the world, probably no one is going to read this, I just wanted this off my chest.
Just so you know that I can help in any way I can. And I wish the Internet luck.