SOPA is bad for everyone

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the new legislation coming up for a vote in Congress in late January, is nothing short of a ham-handed attempt at removing citizens basic rights to privacy.

In short, the government will be given the power to muzzle (i.e., sieze) any website domain that it sees fit, without due process, under the guise of protecting the rights of copyright holders. The law is written so broadly (e.g., poorly) that just about **any** website could be construed as being in violation of a copyright. It will be trivial for the government to shut down any website on the internet simply by forcing registrars to remove the DNS entries for it.

proXPN urges all US Citizens who find this bill an affrontery to their basic civil liberties to join the ranks of those who oppose SOPA and voice their concerns to their representatives in Washington. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has provided a simple way for US citiznes to contact their representative for just this purpose.

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