Jan 21, 2012

(digital) World War 3 has begun?

I'm part kidding about the title, but what else should I call it? I'm pretty sure  war, web services like Facebook, Google, Twitter and Wikipedia + Anonymous VS. the government and the entertainment business like Time Warner.
a CNN article about it

By the way, the definition of "war" by Google is this;
A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.
Well, it's a state of digitally armed conflict between  different groups. But it's not just within a nation, it's across the globe.
But the thing is, if you named this a war, would be that we really can't decide which is evil and good.

 I do think it's a good thing to block websites distributing copyright material, but I'm afraid of the consequences- maybe it might lead to censorship so no one can say bad stuff about the government ect.
But when web services protest against the bill with a very good reason (to stop potential censorship), they are also encouraging online piracy
- which is good?
Well,it's up to you.

3 comments:

  1. Well that would mean that any site that hosts copyrighted content without perfect citing could be shut down, including your site and mine. Not to mention that sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc, could not even exist.

    And as the govt just showed the other day when they shut down MegaUpload, they can shut down sites that are in flagrant violation of copyright laws.

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  3. You might be right, if the government and the world politics move too far that might not be impossible. All SNS'll be shut down, maybe including blogs like this one...
    I think we'll have to re-define "piracy" for the digital age.

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