Posts tagged ‘SOPA’

March 12, 2013

Born free, post free…

by mkleit

In essence of “Internet Freedom Day”; journalist and blogger, David Zoaiter discusses Internet freedom and regulatory actions towards it.


Lebanon, maybe not the most politically stable or democratic country on earth, but the only privilege of democracy that the common Lebanese citizen has is the freedom of speech and expression. When most nations have laws preventing the common man to express his opinion freely when directed to the government or what the government in that country calls “national security” in Lebanon the public has always been free to speak their mind and have acted upon this right. This has been the backbone of Lebanon, governments have fallen and new ones have been formed due to the exercised freedom of the public, when and whether they chose to use it or not.

From the 70’s towards the new millennia, the internet has pushed people to a whole new world of communication. News could spread faster and is accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time. This information revolution became the frontline…

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October 4, 2012

Defend Our Freedom to Share by Clay Shirky (TedTalk)

by mkleit

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

September 11, 2012

The Internet: A Directed Flow of Information (TedTalk)

by mkleit


This is a must see, like, and share TedTalk by Eli Pariser. He talks about the subject that we all suffer from yet don’t realize or notice: Internet censorship and directed flow of information. If we have believed that the internet gives us a large of portion of information of what we want, whenever we want it, then we have believed wrong.

The internet is just a big media company with a series of “newspapers, television, and radio stations” that bring us what it thinks we want. it’s directed information and not a chosen one.
What we feared of SOPA and PIPA bills, and all of their sisters, have actually been implemented behind the curtains a long time ago, in a way or so.

Every minute of the video is worth while, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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