Civil society, human rights groups urge Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act SL

You probably know that in USA a new legislation has been put into the consideration. It is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and its proponents say it protects the intellectual property market, including the resultant revenue and jobs, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws especially against foreign websites. But on the other hand the legislation restricts the free flow of information, negates the safe harbor protection provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, requires websites to comply without verification or judicial intervention and even introduces DNS (Domain Name System) filtering, which would effectively break Internet into separate regional networks.

Based on this issues, which would negatively influence the operation and nature of Internet, civil society and human rights groups have prepared a letter urging Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act. Among signatories is also wlan slovenija open wireless network.

More about the letter on Access website.