I’ve a feeling that when SOPA becomes law, it encourages not only the United States but many other countries to eventually form each own national Intranet. Consequently, the Internet that we know so well at this point in time will cease to exist. Say what?
Wait, let me backtrack a bit to clarify something so you can see where I’m going with this. So, how come SOPA will encourage the United States and other countries to form each own national Intranet? SOPA is a bill which disrespects the vibrance of the Internet. It encourages the breaking up of the Internet since it implies the United States would easily overlook mistakes on shutting down websites of the world by doing it fast and effective at the DNS level. Nonetheless, we know that even though United Sates can shut down websites of the world through DNS under SOPA, the websites that are being targeted by SOPA can still easily adopt DNS servers outside of the United States and effectively avoid SOPA effect altogether. Instead of solving problems of piracy, SOPA encourages nations of the world to form their own SOPA. By forming their own SOPA, each nation of the world will be able to disrupt foreign websites that are doing business within their nation. As SOPA leads the way to disrespect the vibrance of the Internet, I think more rules and regulations might follow and lead to a point where each nation of the world will have their own national Intranet.
The day the Internet ceases to exist is when more countries begin to form their own national Intranets. When the Internet ceases to exist, each nation with their own Intranet can be more effective in regulating, tracking, filtering, firewall-ing, and managing the networks within a nation. What Intranet does is to prevent people from being able to surf for information, knowledge, educational materials, shopping online, and communicating with others from foreign countries other than the nation itself. E-commerce of today would cease to be the same. Intranet would only encourage the exchanges of businesses and consumers within a nation only (i.e., preventing the exchanges of businesses and consumers outside the Intranet), because it will not be effective in firewall-ing people if it cannot prevent people from surfing for whatever that are beyond the scope of the Intranet. I think it’s critical for SOPA to be stopped at all cost, or else the vibrance of the Internet would wither away starting with SOPA passes as law.
What worse is that only the innocent computer users might be affected by a national Intranet. Technological savvy users might be able to use alternative technology or hack the national Intranet so they can circumvent the restrictions of a national Intranet. This might prove the point that an Intranet is anti-business, anti-consumer, anti-innovation, and anti-knowledge-exchange (i.e., educational materials to be limitedly shared only within a nation, consequently preventing the people of the world to exchange educational materials with each other.) I do feel the openness of the Internet must be protected at all cost, or else the vibrance of the Internet would cease to exist and might be too hard to be revived by then!
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- Communicating your intranet requirements – Intranet Blog – ThoughtFarmer (thoughtfarmer.com)
- Fears of SOPA ‘Unfounded,’ Says Bill’s Sponsor (mashable.com)
- Job Creators, Internet Architects and Security Experts Hate SOPA (zerohedge.com)
- SOPA SCHMOPA: Iran Tries to Strangle the Internet to Death (readwriteweb.com)
- SOPA sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith to SOPA opponents: You don’t matter (digitaltrends.com)
- Managing an intranet – what would you do? (therunninglibrarian.co.uk)
- Prison Planet.com ” Job Creators, Internet Architects and Security Experts Hate SOPA (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Why Your Company’s Intranet is Failing [Infographic] (readwriteweb.com)
- Tomorrow is American Censorship Day: FIGHT SOPA! (boingboing.net)
- SOPA On a Ropa (mattmaroon.com)
- SOPA – Stopping Online Productivity Act? (atthefootnote.com)
- SOPA vote delayed indefinitely (digitaltrends.com)
- Keep SOPA out of Firefox with DeSopa add-on – Geek (geek.com)
- I Might Be Completely Clueless On SOPA Or I Might Be Right That SOPA Can Curb Innovations! (essayboard.com)
- OpenDNS: SOPA will be ‘extremely disruptive’ to the Internet (news.cnet.com)
- Anti-circumvention and SOPA: Here’s why sites like Reddit are (still) safe (thenextweb.com)
- SOPA is bad, but what Iran is doing is worse (lehsys.com)
- 38 Studios, other developers clarify stance on SOPA (vg247.com)
- You Can Be Against #SOPA and Be a Publisher (graphicpolicy.com)
- Al Gore says SOPA threatens that thing he invented (thenextweb.com)
- All About SOPA, the Bill That Wants to Cripple Your Internet Very Soon (could be the end of FR???) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Iran Developing ‘Halal’ Domestic Intranet – Slashdot (yro.slashdot.org)
- Iran Blocks Facebook and Twitter, Prepares Its Own Internet (mashable.com)