I'm sure all of you have been reading about SOPA and PIPA in the news. While SOPA -- the bill in the US House of Representatives -- has gotten most of the attention, it's sister legislation, PIPA -- the bill in the US Senate -- represents a similar approach. These bills are driven by the content industry and are aimed at combating online piracy, protecting intellectual property rights of copyright holders and protecting jobs that are claimed to be affected. The content industry's key objective with this proposed legislation is to stop foreign companies who make millions of dollars on the backs of unlicensed content or counterfeit goods. While we absolutely support the idea of reducing intellectual property theft, SOPA and PIPA in their cur…Read more >
I'm happy to announce to our community that Wikia will be moving our 500+ domains from GoDaddy due to their support for SOPA legislation now working its way through the United States House of Representatives.
If you're familiar with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), you'll understand how flawed the legislation is, and how negative it could be for the entire Wikia community. For those of you who have not heard of SOPA or its sister bill Protect-IP Act (PIPA) currently in the United States Senate please take a look at the IP Law Wiki (http://iplaw.wikia.com/) -- it's a good place to get educated. If laws like SOPA or PIPA were to be actually passed, it is likely that sites with extensive user generated content like Wikia, Wikipedia, YouTub…Read more >