SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) has been introduced in late 2011. Mid January, the FBI decided to shut down MegaUpload. You can read it on megaupload.com. They also arrested all founders. It's sad, because MegaUpload was widely used on the whole planet.
But it isn't over. Now Mega Upload is down, all websites know that the governments are a real threat. And there are some changes that occur:
- French authorities made irc.lc shut down its iframe pointing to the Anonymous webchat.
- Twitter recently announced that will censor tweets.
It's as if the government have now full power on publishers. Although I understand that content has to be controlled, I'm worried. I doubt that the methods used are fair. This censorship is definitely not the solution... I wonder how will thing evolve...
After MegaUpload had been shut down, the Anonymous (a strong online community) hacked a bunch of official sites and took them down. The Anonymous are well know for their fast reaction and are often feared. Even though they don't really help, their reaction underlines what the Internet is.
The Internet is all about sharing content in real time. If we're to add boundaries we're limiting the power of this incredible tool. The Internet changes the way things used to be. This fact has to be accepted by the authority in order to take the right decisions. The rules should adapt themselves to this new way of communicating.
|Do we have to expect a massive attack on official sites to protest against censorship?|