So as we all know, Wikipedia and other internet giants went on a cyber strike or blackout as some call it to bring awareness to their opposition to SOPA. SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act intended to prevent copyright infringement on the internet. Although it has good intentions, many technology professionals warn that this type of legislation will have unintended effects such as violating some aspects of the freedom of speech and cripple the internet as we know it. I AGREE!
This legislation doesn’t include correct language as it relates to the internet, nor is it written by the actual people who make the internet what it is. Those people are web developers, content providers, and the technology professionals who bring us innovative websites like twitter, facebook and wikipedia. The internet is way too large to have that much oversight over content providers and content-driven websites. These sites, under SOPA, could be interpreted as a violation and at the same time limiting the freedom of speech.