If you are in USA you should definitely read what we have to say and if you do not agree with new (upcoming law) ask a question: Not what an internet can do for me, but what I can do for the internet? In another words, is there any one (you congressmen, senator or any other authority) to whom you can write to say that you, citizen of the United States of America are not happy with this proposal and if it will be passed through “they” can forget about your vote in future.
What is this all about? Write SOPA in google or wikipedia and you will get to know that it is nothing else but another set of restrictions that “entertainment” industry wants to pass as a law in order to STOP the PIRACY and make all things as they used to be back in the 70′s. When there was no internet and if you wanted to see the movie you were going to cinema, if you wanted to listen to the music you were buying the whole LP or in the best case you could borrow it from your friend.
As if current laws are not enough, E-industry still claims that it is loosing billions of $ because you downloading song and films of the internet instead of going to the shop. We realize that this is not as simple and (although piracy – where you choose not to pay just get it free – is real and might sometimes be a problem) that also industry itself is to blame.
Currently companies like RIAA and others are paying hard cash to find out who downloaded a song and are suing those users for thousands of dollars, but wouldn’t it be better (for them) when instead of them spending all that money to find you your ISP would do that work for them. Wouldn’t it be great if your ISP would have no choice but to spy on you 24/7? Wouldn’t it be awesome if a site marked as illegal would be blocked for access from USA? Oh, yes… it would. Seems to us like the matter is in your hands now.
Company like hideipvpn.com should be delighted with the news of this kind – users in US and (looking back at how US anti-piracy law influenced laws in the rest of the world) soon in the rest of the world would have no choice but to use services like ours (BTW: if you do not have a VPN account yet but are considering one look here). But we also understand that not only it is impossible to fight piracy this way but simply it is JUST WRONG. This law assumes that every single person who access the internet is a possible threat and as such can not be trusted. What happen to innocent until proven guilty? What about the freedom of speech, freedom of ideas? What your right for privacy?
And one more thing…. are you 100% sure you are not being watch already… just in case?