A few weeks ago, a lot of websites including Wikipedia blackouted themselves in protest of STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) that were designed to allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites facilitating copyright infringement and this could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from conducting business with websites found to infringe on federal criminal intellectual-property laws, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites.
Opponents say that SOPA and PIPA enable law enforcement to take down an entire domain due to something posted on a single blog, punishing a large online community for the actions of a few bad apples.
Not that we’re for internet piracy, it’s just that there’s gotta be a better way to attack it than to allow higher power to significantly mess with our liberties, that’s why many including yours truly, were against it.
But check this out, 100gf said there’s a new campaign out there against SOPA and PIPA, the campaign is aim to stop Hollywood studios’ support of SOPA and PIPA and wait, there’s more to this, the campaign encourages people to hit Hollywood where it would hurt the most, by telling people to boycott this year’s most anticipated summer movie, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
How insane is that, huh?!
You can check the campaign over at Reddit page http://www.reddit.com/r/boycottthebatman
Look, I’m against SOPA and PIPA just as much as the next guy, but boycotting THE DARK KNIGHT RISES seems to extreme, that’s like telling me not to become a movie fan which is impossible because movies practically run through my veins.
The campaign does specifically tell people to avoid the film’s opening weekend only, but still, I wouldn’t miss out on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES‘ opening weekend or any weekend and if that’s movie as good as we all hope it would be, I’d watch it again and again in IMAX theaters the way director Christopher Nolan intended it.
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