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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 January - My Yahoo!

English: A Wright Flyer replica by the America...Image via Wikipedia
Image representing Opera Software as depicted ...Image via CrunchBase


Internet on strike and Opera users don't even notice it

Today several Web sites like English Wikipedia are on strike against Stop Online Piracy Act. However, Opera users may not even notice this because Wikipedia uses Javascript that does not affect on Opera browsers.

I'm personally strongly against copyright infringements but this act sounds really crazy. It would allow U.S. Department of Justice to close down U.S. servers where any copyright infringement found. So, the service providers would be punished if any of their users do the crime. Moreover, U.S. based global search engines like Google could be then ordered to stop indexing even non U.S. servers where copyright infringements found.

This means the consequences of such law in U.S. would have global affect. The only positive side on this could be that then the rest of the world would start using some other services.
What's the point of creating a blog, if no one reads it and no one responds? The life of the blog is in the comment section. That is where the dialogue and interaction occurs.


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