PIPA / SOPA: Olee otu afọ ojuju nwere ike igbu anyị

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Many companies are blacking out their sites in an effort to fight the Protect IP (PIPA)/SOPA Act that's under review here in the United States. Rather than climbing onboard the wagon and shutting down my site, I thought it would be more constructive to share my reaction with you.

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Nke a nwere ike ịgbanwe.

Taa, anyị nwere nzukọ na ndị nnọchianya obodo anyị na Indiana iji kwurịta nchegbu anyị na ndị Chedo IP emume na SOPA. While the leaders were responsive, they didn't say whether or not our representative was supporting the bill. Here's some additional information – but please read my notes below with my concerns.

As far as our representatives are concerned, the DNS blocking has been overstated and requires a third party to determine whether or not to actually block the site. The verbiage leans in the direction that the only sites that could get blocked are foreign sites. I'm not an attorney, so I'm not sure if that's true or not.

Ihe nwere ike ime ozugbo, na-enweghị usoro ziri ezi, bụ na saịtị a na-ewere dị ka ịkwado mmebi iwu nwebisiinka nwere ike wepu ya na engines ọchụchọ yana ụzọ niile nke mgbasa ozi mgbasa ozi egbochi. Nke a nwere ike ime na-enweghị ọkwa na enweghị ike saịtị iji chebe onwe ya. Nleta igwe nyocha anyị na ego anyị nwetara bụ ọbara nke na-ekwe ka blọọgụ a bawanye na-agbasa. N'ikwu ya n'ụzọ ọzọ, ọ bụrụ na ụlọ ọrụ na-arụ ọrụ iwu na iwu nke chọrọ ịga agha na ọdịnaya anyị na-ekerịta… enwere ike ịnyagbu ọnwu anyị na enweghị enyemaka ọ bụla.

I was reassured on the phone that this was highly unlikely, that we'd be able to get representation and fight the issue. Here's the problem… that takes time and money that I don't have as a small business. So, rather than fight, it would be best for me to fold the site and go back and work for a big company. That's frightening.

Washington is a city full of attorneys. They often don't remember that those of us without the legal resources don't get to defend ourselves adequately. This, in my opinion, is what the Protect IP and SOPA Acts have been written to do. They are a tool of a dying industry… a last gasp to try to prevent the inevitable. The analogy I provided was a storekeeper who refused to put locks on their door. Since they can't figure out how to protect themselves, they're now asking the government to guard it for them.

I'm not writing this simply from a single viewpoint of a blogger. We provide content as well with the expectation that our copyright be respected. At times it hasn't been and I've taken action. I've been able to block sites, report them to advertising systems, and have other companies – like stock photo companies – with deeper pockets go after them. That means little ol' Doug has been able to thwart infringement and fight it without the need of the government to get involved. Of course, this isn't about my intellectual property though – it's about the movie and record industry deteriorating profits.

It's tragic. And it's unfortunate that our political leaders are actually thinking about doing this. Even more tragic is that a ochichi onye kwuo uche ya onye ndu, Chris Dodd, bụ ugbu a onye ndu nke ike a nke ga-akụri isi akụkụ nke ịntanetị - ikike ịkekọrịta ozi n'efu. Nke a bụ ụgwọ nke ga-eme ka ndị nwere akpa miri emi nwee ike… ma wepụ ohere na enweghị ike. Ọ ga-emetụta onye ọrụ ọ bụla na ịntanetị, gụnyere gị.

Please take the time to read the fine details and understand how it will impact you, your content, and your business. You need not be American, the Internet doesn't have borders we can put forces on… and those outside the United States are n'ihe ize ndụ ka ukwuu karia ka ayi. Gụkwuo na Kwụsị mmachi America.

4 Comments

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    Doug,

    Okwu gị na “Kama ịlụ ọgụ, ọ ga-aka mma ka m daa saịtị ahụ wee laghachi rụọ ọrụ maka nnukwu ụlọ ọrụ. Nke ahụ na-emenye ụjọ. ”

    Echere m na ị tụrụ ntu ahụ n’isi ebe ahụ.

    Ma eleghị anya, m na-eleghị anya dị ka obere onye nwe ụlọ ọrụ, ma ihe niile m na-ahụ site na ndị ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị gafee ụlọ na-agba anyị ume ka anyị were ọrụ dị ka cog na usoro ka ukwuu. Nwere obere agbamume maka ndị America na-azụ anyị entrepreneurial mgbọrọgwụ & na "American Nrọ" e ghọọ ụfọdụ ụdị "ikike" ngwugwu. Nnukwu azụmaahịa anaghị enweta ego mgbe obere azụmaahịa anaghị enwe ike ịnweta mgbazinye ego n'oge a.

    Ihe a niile ị ga-ekwu, Ọrụ SOPA & PIPA yiri ka ọ dabara na nke ahụ. Enwere m olileanya na a ga-agbatu ha kpamkpam, mana ịmara ndị ọka iwu na Washington, nke a agaghị abụ nke ikpeazụ anyị nụrụ banyere ụdị Ọrụ ndị a.

    Pịa nwanne, ka ị ga-emekwa ihe ị na-eme.

    Brian

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     Okwu Brian na-egosi ihe na-eme na nke anyị
    mba ruo ihe karịrị afọ 150 gara aga, nke ahụ bụ nnukwu mgbalị
    ụlọ ọrụ dị ka gọọmentị, ijikwa ndụ ndị dịtụ
    enweghị ihe nchebe. Gọọmentị anyị emeela mmemme mmekọrịta mmadụ na ibe ya
    wepụ echiche ọ bụla nke ibu ọrụ onwe onye na mkpali nke ime
    site n'aka ndị mmadụ na-eme ka ha dabere na sistemu na-atụ egwu
    nke ahụ erughị ala ma ọ bụ mmerụ ahụ na-egbochi ha ịhapụ (izu 79 anyị
    enweghị ọrụ mkpuchi ọrụ bụ ihe atụ zuru oke). Ọchịchị anyị bụ
    jiri nwayọ nwayọ nwayọ na-aga ije iji kwụsị ọrụ achụmnta ego site na
    na-ewepụ ụgwọ ọrụ ọ nwere ike iburu ndị mmadụ n'otu n'otu (site na ụtụ isi,
    ụkpụrụ, socialism, na ndị ọzọ) na site na ịjụ ịghọta na ọ bụ
    otu n'ime ihe ole na ole kwere ka America too n'ime ụwa
    ike site na mmalite ya ruo na narị afọ nke 20.

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