With all the commotion lately about Net Neutrality, file-sharing laws, and related internet legislation regarding copyright protection and net citizen rights, you may have heard of the “Great Firewall of China.”
This government firewall has plagued the citizens of that country for the past few years, repeatedly censoring important world topics to the citizens of China, and been especially annoying to Google and other online advocates of free press and speech.
“Oh, you don’t need to read that…”
The Chinese government has taken it upon itself to block anything they decide is not acceptable to be read and browsed by their countrymen. The laws and stranglehold over their net citizens allow them to block websites from being accessed by any internet connection within their borders.
A glaring example of this practice is the fact that China, as a country…. BLOCKS GOOGLE. You know Chinese people love that their government does this for them. I mean, who uses Google nowadays?
Americans, prepare to be blocked
Now, in the same horrible fashion, the RIGHTS & FREEDOM of American net citizens are threatened as well.
The US Government wants to begin enforcing a bill that effectively undermine the freedom of the internet as we all know it. Without exaggerating, the Protect IP Act…. BREAKS the internet as we know it.
During a time when we should all be coming together to equalize things in the global economy and help spur the growth of things, it seems like a very broken approach that should not even be on the table for debate.
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