SOPA Quote Of The Day

The people of the internet are furious about the proposed controversial US laws against online piracy, SOPA and PIPA. According to these laws, if your site has questionable material on it, the US government could have it blocked just like they do it in China, and among other things, search engines could be forced to delete entire websites from their search results. These obviously useless and broken laws could mean the end of all community based sites including YouTube and Facebook.

That sounds really stupid by itself, but unfortunately it gets even worse. This quote from James Altucher sums up well how ridiculous these planned laws really are:

Under SOPA, you could get 5 years for uploading a Michael Jackson song. One year more than the doctor who killed him.

You can learn more about SOPA and PIPA here and here, and don't forget to spread the word even if you're not a US citizen because these laws could really break the internet.