Contact Us

Support Fading For SOPA, PIPA

Washington, D.C. (WIBX) – Two controversial anti-piracy bills in the House and Senate are causing an uproar among the Internet community.

The Stop Online Piracy Act, in the House, and the Protect I-P Act, in the Senate, are facing blowback for their wide-sweeping coverage and, for some, censorship capabilities.

David Bagley, a lawyer in the Utica area, said if the bills are passed the effects on popular community websites could be dire.

“Community websites could even be shut down just because one or two irresponsible participants put something on there they shouldn’t,” Bagley said. “Then the entire website, Wikipedia [for example], might have to be shut down, at least until it’s fixed. And who knows how long that’s going to be.”

Bagley also said the legislation may promote more lawsuits over intellectual property while threatening whistle-blowers.

Although SOPA was introduced in October with bi-partisan support, voting has been pushed back until a “consensus can be reached,” following a statement from the White House expressing its disapproval of both bills.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!