Eminent websites like wordpress.org, Google, wikipedia English and Reddit have expressed their dissatisfaction against this act. The Stop Online Piracy Act(SOPA) and Protect IP Act(PIPA) will require websites like Google, AOL, Facebook etc. to monitor the content uploaded by every user or face legal prosecution. Quoting a paragraph from the Google website –
The U.S. government could order the blocking of sites using methods similar to those employed by China. Among other things, search engines could be forced to delete entire websites from their search results. That’s why 41 human rights organizations and 110 prominent law professors have expressed grave concerns about the bills.
What that means in simple language is, that WordPress would be forced to delete this post as it contains graphic images exercising our rights to Free Speech. As many of my readers come from India, you might ask why should we bother with something that happens in a government 8,422 miles away from us. The answer is simple, we being the largest democracy in the world are soon to follow suite. It has already started, please read Vinay Rai vs Facebook: Govt uses court to sensor the internet.
You can find a wonderful video on the Google website here.
Wake up fellow Indians and spread this message far and wide.