Let’s cut to the chase. If you are reading this, you likely already know what SOPA and PIPA are, you’ve seen the darkened Wikipedia, you’ve noticed Google’s laconic petition, and you’ve heard millions of protesting voices all over the net screaming in rage against a couple of bills currently moving through the US Congress.

If you haven’t notice anything at all, congratulations. You just might be one of the few people, who, along with SOPA and PIPA proponents, talk about “online community” as if it was some sort of outcast group. This failure to realise that the world has really changed, and absolutely everyone is now part of this online community; that absolutely everyone will be harmed in one way or another if the bills will make it, is simply overwhelming.

Here at Oxwall and we support websites, companies, and individuals who are protesting SOPA and PIPA. We believe that installing censorship in any form, blocking websites, killing the notion of “fair use”, disrespecting user submitted content, reducing privacy, etc., is not only a huge blow to the progressive development of the Internet, but also a general assault on democracy and freedom of expression – something we give people collective tools for.

Most importantly, we do not want anyone to have the ability to puppeteer the Internet and then face the grim future where the law could suddenly place too much power into wrong hands, inevitably leading to the abuse of said power. Stop SOPA.

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10 thoughts on “Stop SOPA

  1. Just another way for Governments of the world to dictate. Reminds me when Egypt turned off the internet. It will NEVER be used for the greater good of the planet. It will only be used to steer and control citizens and allow countries to act in a manner considered immoral, inhumane or downright against any human rights.

    The governments need to remember they are employees hired by the population and MUST look after their interests. In today’s financial crisis each “official” needs more of a transparancy if they ever want to gain public confidence but it seems they are more intent in creating new ways to hide the corruption and exploitation. They will need to watch out. They could end up with a revolution on their hands! Won’t be the first time! Off my soapbox now.

  2. As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and vote against both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and work collectively to build the world we all want. We urge you to show true global leadership and do all you can to protect this basic pillar of our democracies worldwide.

  3. That’s “Stop Online Piracy Act” Was very crappy I hate “SOPA” it will kills wikipedia and other social networking/community sites 😀

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