Go Daddy.com, internet domain name and space providers have indirectly pledged their support to the Stop Online Piracy Act. The company’s CEO Warren Adelman said in statement that the company no longer supports the SOPA as it stands to the date, ‘however’,
things might change when this act is reformed in its entirety.
“Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ currently working its way through U.S. Congress,” said Adelman.
However, indirectly his viewpoints were these: “Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation–but we can clearly do better. It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders
work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it.”
The so called anti-piracy act has directed a lot of opprobrium toward itself but since the heinous activities that lie under this regulation were made public by a number of techies, this has become one of the most hated act en mass.
Due to the infringement of intellectual rights of the corporate sharks in huge businesses, the internet service providers will be forced to keep tabs on the activities of general public, even including their IP addresses, should this audacious act is put
This is in direct violation of the general public privacy acts at several levels but if it is made legislation, it will be the one that will infringe the privacy of the public legally. Moreover, the actions to be taken to eradicate such so-called piracies
are even blunter. The website, including the domain name and space can be brought down.
This is a clear example of the corporate sector’s audacity to find the ways to control the public. On the other hand, the government has its eyes closed as it has always done. The late 80s when Ronald Reagan signed for easier laws for investment banks and
leverage to go through tight scrutiny of their activities bore the painful results in 2008 when the US economy was in free fall and it dragged the whole world with it.