Did you know that the Senate proposed PIPA and SOPA bill violates White House Principles.
To see details about these bills go to https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/how-pipa-and-sopa-violate-white-house-principles-supporting-free-speech
If these bills are passed free and open discussion on the web will be restricted. In fact this message board could be shut down.
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PIPA and SOPA also still allow copyright holders to get an unopposed court order to cut off foreign websites from payment processors and advertisers. As we *have continually highlighted](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/blacklist-bills-ripe-abuse), copyright holders already can remove infringing material from the web under the DMCA notice-and-take down procedure. Unfortunately,** we’ve seen that*](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/blacklist-bills-ripe-abuse)* power abused time and again](https://www.eff.org/takedowns). Yet the proponents of PIPA and SOPA want to give rights holders even more power, allowing them to essentially shut down full sites instead of removing the specific infringing content.
While this provision only affects foreign sites, it still affects Americans’ free speech rights. As Marvin Ammori *explained](http://ammori.org/2011/12/14/first-amendment-stop-online-piracy-acts-managers-amendment-some-thoughts/), “The seminal case of Lamont v. Postmaster](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamont_v._Postmaster_General) makes it clear that Americans have the First Amendment right to read and listen to foreign speech, even if the foreigners lack a First Amendment speech right.” If history is any guide—and we’re afraid it is—we will see specious claims to wholesale take downs of legitimate and protected speech."
Free and open posting to this site would be subject to anyone getting a court order to shut this site down because someone posted a message that contained statements from copyrighted material. We do this all the time. To prevent the site being shut down all posting would have to be censored for plagiarism