Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are currently being discussed in U.S. Congress. If approved, they will change the face of Internet in the US forever as Internet users in the United States would be placed behind a firewall which would filter out what RIAA, MPAA and certain members of U.S. Congress would not like for you to see.

Is this how websites should greet their users? Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Is this how websites should greet their users? Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Needless to say, these proposals are not original. China is successfully using them for years, which is why we find that chastising Chinese government for their Great Internet Firewall is a hypocritical move coming from the same people in the U.S. Congress that want to introduce SOPA and PIPA.

However, the anti-SOPA and anti-PIPA movement gathered tremendous support, and that support may not be enough. Electronic Frontier Foundation, cornerstone of Internet freedom, DemandProgress, American Censorship and the White House in the form of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden are attacking this law from all sides. See the address Joe Biden just made on the dangers of approving SOPA.

Furthermore, if you are a U.S. Citizen, visit DemandProgress and send a letter to your congressmen. Over the past 48 hours, over 300,000 letters were send.

On the behalf of everyone at Bright Side Network, Inc. – we are unanimously AGAINST the Stop Online Piracy Act and all other childs spawned from the Protect IP Act. Over a third of our readers come from United States of America and all we can say, as a Delaware corporation with headquarters in beautiful state of California – don’t let USA become United Soviet States of America.

The path forward isn’t by listening and adopting old farts which serve big interest organizations such as RIAA and MPAA, which we also believe should be dismantled, as they did nothing else but help create the piracy problem in the first place.