We must not oversleep our freedom !
The Internet is just one of the tools for helping the entertainment business advertise their work. People do make legal purchases after they have seen it on Youtube or after downloading it.
I agree that there should be restrictions, very true especially for the music industry.
OTHERS DISAGREE AND RIGHTLY !
But to change the whole of the Internet is very unacceptable. SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA will not force people into buying stuff.
One,sometimes they are unreasonably priced. Not everyone, including myself who lives outside of America and the UK…. cannot afford just splurging money on stuff that we love.
The distribution of wealth in the world is much more concentrated than it years ago.
We work for it, we cut our budget for it, just to buy a single item. If it is reasonably priced, perhaps we will be able to buy whatever it is that they are selling.
This brings me to my second point, how will we know if it is worth saving for. Don’t get me wrong,
I wouldn’t just watch it for free then decide not to buy anything related to it, but if censorship goes to websites that advertise it, like Youtube, Tumblr, or Twitter, how would we know that stuff like these exists in the first place.
Times are changing, and shame SOPA, PIPA, ACTA.
The SOPA bill in the House and the PIPA legislation in the Senate … have been put aside due to the storm of controversy and criticism they sparked.