Nov 222011
 
 November 22, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Online

By The Oklahoma Daily Editorial Board, The Oklahoma Daily:

The Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill currently being debated before the House Judiciary Committee, would drastically expand the power of government to regulate and censor the Internet. It represents a serious and immediate threat to citzens.

If this bill passes, your access to sites like Facebook and Twitter could be limited, or these sites will harshly self-censor. That video on Facebook of you singing along to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” could land you in jail. The sites you get your information from, such as WikiLeaks or any poltical blog that links to such a site, could dissappear from the Internet.

Originally created to help block out dangerous fake products and copyright infrgingement from foreign countries, the bill has been expanded to include measures that would regulate the Internet for domestic users.

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