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SOPA Is Off The Table For Now

Censorship is on hold
“SOPA is on hold”

When I heard the news that SOPA in its current form has been put on ice, I was relieved. I had outlined the reasons why I am opposing SOPA (↑) a couple of days ago on this blog.

Another battle in this ongoing war has been won, but the war is not over yet. Will there ever be an end to the debate?

Like look at this article in the Forbes magazine about what happened 30 years before SOPA, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) feared the VCR (↑) (video cassette recorder).

The new target is the Internet

There will always be a struggle between those who wish to defend the status quo and those who embrace change.
Don’t be afraid of “the New,” embrace it and look for opportunities.
As a side note: I was positively surprised that Neelie Kroes (↑), Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, criticized SOPA very publicly.

EU Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes Tweets About SOPA
Neelie Kroes tweets about SOPA and defends a free Internet.

To sum it up, here is a rundown of some articles I found useful.

+Pete Cashmore (↑) of Mashable posted a couple of links about the demise of SOPA. It’s a battle won but the war might go on.

Stay tuned as the protectionist will fire back as soon as they have caught their breath.

To Your Success

John W. Furst


Mashable on : The Internet Killed SOPA

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Then Wednesday happened, and suddenly everyone seemed to understand how serious this was. Wikipedia went dark, and the country wailed; we realized how much we have come to depend on the crowdsourced encyclopedia. Google hung a black sash on its logo. Crowds marched in protest. Facebook issued…


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Alejandro on :


La política en Europa tanto por el dinero y mucho poder mmore sobre la libertad y los derechos. Muy bueno.

John W. Furst on :


Gracias Alejandro.

¿Por qué no intentar escribir de nuevo la próxima vez Inglés?

For everybody else: He wrote that Europena politicial seem to be less corrupt.

Not sure if this is true.

Justin on :


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Note by editor: Yeah, Justin is a comment spammer.

Delphia on :


Good that this is over now.

Pinowic on :


Thanks for putting the links together. Cheers from Poland - have a nice day!

John W. Furst on :


Jest dość zimno w Polska teraz. Dzięki za wypłacanie mi wizytę.

Latia on :


Now fight ACTA!

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