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Mozilla Supports 'Stop SOPA & PIPA' Campaigns, Asks Users to Join

After, Facebook, Google, Tumblr and various other tech companies, it is Mozilla that is extending their help to block the SOPA and PIPA passage. These two legislations have the capability to "change the internet" fundamentally.

Mozilla, a non-profit organisation, recently launched a campaign aimed at blocking the passage of "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) as well as the "Protect IP Act" (PIPA). The current status of these two legislations is that soon both of them will go on the floor of Congress for voting.

The people who are supporting and joining the campaign have been asked to make a call to their senators as well as representatives and convey their "ardent opposition" against these bills latest by Tuesday, reported Digital Trends (opens in new tab).

The basic issues with these two bills is that there goal is to take down those websites that are responsible for distributing copyrighted material illegally such as songs, movies and TV shows. In 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) also tried doing the same thing.

The point of controversy is that these new enactments have the capability to set up "a precedent of internet censorship", which will permit copyright holder corporate companies and also US government to force internet service providers to stop access to such domains that supposedly infringe IP rights.

Ravi Mandalia
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Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.