According to the latest news, EU has adopted a resolution against SOPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution which criticizes domain name seizures of “infringing” websites by US authorities. According to the resolution these measures need to be countered as they endanger “the integrity of the global internet and freedom of communication.” With this stance the European Parliament joins an ever-growing list of opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act .
The MPAA and the RIAA are the forefront runners when it comes to trying to push Congress to pass the SOPA bill. Some of the companies supporting the SOPA are
- Bentley Systems
- Cadence Design Systems
- CNC Software – Mastercam
- Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation
- Progress Software
- Rosetta Stone
- Siemens PLM Software, Inc.
- The MathWorks
While the EU has taken more logical and sane steps than it’s counterpart in the west, we still have to see what happens if SOPA bill is passed in the US congress.
Green MEP Philippe Lamberts quoted
Net neutrality and open Internet — a core principle on which the internet was founded — is increasingly coming under threat, both in E.U. member states and beyond. The Greens are calling on the European Commission to enshrine net neutrality and the rights of internet users in European legislation, and on Commissioner Kroes to end her ambiguous stance on this vital issue.
SOPA bill guarantees breaking the back of the Internet and the ISPs. While the internet would be killed in it’s own way, throttled internet traffic will be a major catalyst in the chaos – for both ISPs and consumers.
We urge you to join EFF (www.eff.org) to fight this war.
Update – It seems those goons have hired some hackers to take down the EFF website.