Many people believe in the popular misconception that the free things that are available on the internet revolve around stealing, such as media downloads. Do you know that there are many legitimately free and legal things available online? Here we have an infographic by Hostgator showing the five finger internet discount.
Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave or on a very extended vacation, you’ve no doubt heard about two bills that are circulating congress – SOPA (short for “Stop Online Piracy Act”) and PIPA (short for “Protect IP Act”) and all the controversy surrounding them. What you may not understand is exactly what these bills stand for and how they might impact the Internet as we know it today. This infographic published by Lumin Consulting explains SOPA and PIPA in a very simplistic way.
Has Hollywood already forgotten the 1950s and the blacklist? This infographic from Matador Network takes a look at the history of movie studios attempts to control the industry and how SOPA is just another tactic they are trying to utilize for that control.
SOPA is a new bill introduced in congress that will allow the U.S government power to block certain sites and links from internet users in the States. This infographic from AmericanCensorship shows how this bill can affect the privacy of internet users in the U.S and how it crosses the boundaries of censorship.
Illegal piracy accounts for huge profit losses among American corporations. Yes, at times, it certainly would be easier to download a new song, a movie, or even software off the Internet. However, you might think otherwise if you were a recording artist, movie producer or software developer. Every time someone illegally downloads content, industries lose money. Recent reports from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) found that the global black-market for counterfeit and pirated goods and services results in $260 million in annual global trade losses.