Romney Shockingly Against SOPA
Leading the presidential hopefuls in the previous election Romney made it clear that he was against the stop online piracy affect or SOPA. All the Republicans denounced the SOPA bill shortly after some of the most powerful sites on the Internet staged a blackout protest against the bill all claiming that it is far too intrusive and destructive to creativity and freedom of information.
Romney believes law is too expensive, and far too threatening to the freedom of speech and movement of information across the Internet. It could have a negative impact on one of the few growing industries in America as well as the industries that depend upon the Internet to grow.
Referring to the same bill Ron Paul stated that although he was certain that the bill would not pass it was the next one you should watch out for. He claims that up to now the Republicans a been on the wrong side of this particular issue and if we are careful ability coolie used your company and will snake by and people won't see it coming.
Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, has been the chief sponsor of the S OPA bill and has backed up from the beginning. The bill would ultimately allow the federal government to block Americans from visiting websites that were deemed to infringe on US copyright law the ability of authorities would also be expanded by the protect IP act or PIPA.
Newt Gingrich chimed in saying that he believes that currently the Internet was looked at as the wild West, or a free zone where anyone can do anything they want including infringe on the rights of other people. Although he doesn't support the bill it's clear that he is in favor of the spirit of the bill.
One would think that Republicans and Libertarians would appreciate the Wild West nature of the Internet and embrace it as a survival of the fittest virtual community. This would go in hand with their economic strategies which inevitably favor the wealthy or fittest, and punish those in need. It would seem that while total freedom economically is favored, if the freedom infringes on the copy written material of the super wealthy then it's just gone too far. So to recap freedom is good until I cost the wealthy money and then it needs to be real then because it's just gotten too crazy. Keep that in mind.