Have you ever heard about SOPA? Its nothing but a Stop Online Piracy Act, (PIPA) which was actually protested by number of sites such as Google, Wikipedia and Reddit who are among them. Today, we are talking about SOPA and what is SOPA ? and what does it mean for jailbreakers?. Details after the jump!
Brian Barret over at Gizmodo described and explained about the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). You can imagine what SOPA means and is. In the alphabets there is the meaning that its a an anti-piracy bill act that will stop any violation or if any illegal software that distributed through the web.
In another word, SOPA is an anti-piracy bill working its way through Conress…! Why, the internet’s most influential sites – protesting against SOPA. For that you have to read this article from Gizmodo, which explains the exact meaning and acts:
The beating heart of SOPA is the ability of intellectual property owners (read: movie studios and record labels) to effectively pull the plug on foreign sites against whom they have a copyright claim. If Warner Bros., for example, says that a site in Italy is torrenting a copy of The Dark Knight, the studio could demand that Google remove that site from its search results, that PayPal no longer accept payments to or from that site, that ad services pull all ads and finances from it, and—most dangerously—that the site’s ISP prevent people from even going there.
Not only it would grant content creators extraordinary power over the internet to the point of potentially creating an “Internet Blacklist”…! For more detailed information about SOPA, you can take a look on Gizmodo’s article here.
Apart from this, we would talk about jailbreaking and SOPA. What’s bad about SOPA for jailbreaking? How it had been found that its illegal. The iPhone hacker and Chronic Dev Team member P0sixninja pointed out that SOPA could make the distribution software illigal, which has been tweeted on his Twitter account.
What does it means? we aren’t sure about, this would surely affect our postings and prevent us from writing about jailbreaking guides and about jailbreak tools.
The SOPA is coming next month, which can change everything. As well all know that jailbreaking an iPhone is currently legal according to the US Government. But we can’t tell anything, similar to Google Panda update, stop most popular blogger’s traffic and indexed pages were through n to the 5th to 6th pages in Google search engine. Few months ago, Google also pushed “Robots” and tracked these types of violations and smashed them disabling Adsense too. Well its good for every internet user. But what about the effort of that website owner, Think!
What do you, think about and do now? If you are an United States Citizen, you can email your respective congressman from here or you can also read Google take down page here to find interesting news and fight against SOPA as well!