Wednesday, December 28, 2011
SOPA and PIPA Threaten To Shut Down World Wide Web, Stop ALL Information Sharing and Communication
More importantly, watch this video at THIS TIME FRAME for full explanation of this threat.
Here is a layperson's explanation of SOPA and PIPA and just HOW these threatening bills will shut down the internet in the context of information sharing, communications, and free expression.
Shortwave America has been watching this legislation closely due to the fact that we are indeed, the media in the context of information sharing and entertainment. Shortwave America wants its readers, listeners, and fans to know that IF SOPA OR PIPA are signed into law, Shortwave America will have no choice but to shut down.
What does SOPA or PIPA have to do with amateur radio, and shortwave communications? It means that things like Echolink, D-Star, Tetra Over - IP, MOTO TRBO, logging software, and on-line radio receiver sites such as WEB-SDR will become illegal. WHY? Because these communications modes rely upon internet links and under these laws, creating ANY sort of link on or to the internet will be against federal law.
WHY is this? Because Echolink, D-STAR, Tetra Over-IP, MOTO TRBO, logging software, and things described above are either trademarked or copyrighted in some form.
Will SOPA or PIPA be retro-active? YES! This means ALL the links here are already criminal. Even the links to original content by this site and its authors constitute a federal crime even though the license applied to this site is Creative Commons. SOPA and / or PIPA override Creative Commons licensing.
Will SOPA and / or PIPA silence sites that provide streaming audio of its own broadcasts? YES! Even though the amendments spoken of in the first video have been written in, the bill is still dangerous and poorly written. SOPA and / or PIPA equal a sneaky override of the 1st amendment in which government and corporate permission to create speech and release such speech publicly will be mandatory. "But, it doesn't say that in any express fashion!" This is true, but the statement is made when you read between the lines and interpret these new bills by their language alone and what such language means when taken as a whole. SOPA / PIPA FULL TEXT
Can the average citizen without tech savvy ways get around SOPA and / or PIPA? YES! Here is a place for all of you to get to the Emergency IP LIST in the event SOPA or PIPA becomes law. Shortwave America also HIGHLY recommends getting in touch with the well known Anonymous organization. ANON OPS, Legion News Network, ANON Leaks, ANON News.
Here are some other resources for all of you:
TOR Browser, OP Blackout KIT: DO NOT USE THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! , Anonymous Survival Guide, Anonymous Downloads: YOU WANT TO USE THIS!
We Are Legion. We Do NOT FORGIVE. We Do NOT Forget. Expect Us!