We’ve had a lot of discussion, here at TheBlogIsMine, about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) recently, the bills that want to cripple the internet, but there are still plenty of people who aren’t clear on the issues.
Here is “A Technical Examination of SOPA and PIPA”, written in plain english and illustrated in an easy infographic which explains why these two acts are such a tremendous threat to business, innovation and a censorship free internet in the U.S.
One of the biggest problems of the bills is the wording, surprisingly it is vague and allows for misinterpretation. What a surprise, legislation that can misinterpreted.
Ultimately the argument remains that the web should remain free of government intervention, it seems almost 1984ish to think the government could censor the Internet.
The infographic created by Lumin Consulting covers the main issues and arguments against these bills, including mis-labeling of sites and potential for abuse, based on sources such as Reddit’s technical examination of SOPA and Protect IP.
The nice thing about infographics is when they’re done well, they’re easy to scan and read, and this one is something even non-technical people may understand. So if you know someone who is still unclear about these bills, pass it along.