What is SOPA and PIPA?
On January 24 the US Congress will begin voting on two bills, Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. These bills would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.
Law-abiding reputable Internet companies like, AOL, EBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga would have to monitor everything users link to or upload or face the risk of time-consuming litigation. Because The Healthy Moms Magazine is an interactive blog with several contributing writers and an online forum, I would have to either spend all day monitoring the links and articles posted to this site or shut the site down in order to prevent litigation.
Below is another great explanation as to why these bills are wrong, should be apposed and why they hurt online entrepreneurs like myself.
SOPA and PIPA will not end Internet piracy.
In fact these two bills would only make matters worse. The websites that commit piracy will continue under different URLs while law abiding companies will have to pay penalties for things that occur which are beyond their control.
Google has an online petition that I encourage you all to sign. We need to let congress know before these bills come for a vote that they are both wrong and will only hurt our economy and take away our freedoms. Please visit Google and sign the petition today.
*Please note: this is an editorial and may or may not reflect the opinions of all the writers here on The Healthy Moms Magazine.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, manages Mom’s Natural Health and Wellness Store, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge.