Today, Wikipedia goes black for 24 hours to protest the legislation being proposed by the US Congress- Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA)
SOPA and PIPA are senate bills to stop the illegal copying of movies or music, something that Hollywood studios, music publishers and many others believe is threatening their business.
The introduction of both SOPA and PIPA had raised many objections such as Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr because the two bills would force them to be online police and hold them responsible if users of their sites like a pirated content.
Although these bills were proposed by the US senate, however the tremendous effect may affect the Internet users all around the world. This extreme Intellectual Property protection will affect the freedom of expressions of the Internet users.
"While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement(which I do not believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on par with the most oppressive nations in the world," said Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google.
The proposal has become a battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley. NetCoalition said an Internet blackout would obviously be both drastic and unprecedented. We hope that the Senate will cancel its scheduled vote on PIPA and SOPA!
Check it out the link below for more understanding of the effect of SOPA and PIPA
If I am going to Japan again, I will definitely go to Hokkaido! This is one of the few places I have never been in Japan!
Hakkaido is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Its weather is harsh in winder with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and fronzen sea, while in summer it doues not get as hot and humid as in other parts of Japan!
I am definitely interested to go during summer! The heavenly gorgeous lavender and sunflower garden amazed me! I am pretty sure my mum will fall in love with this secret garden too!!
Also, Sapporo (as the capital of the capital city of Hokkaido) offers many delicious food. Sapporo specialty food include ramen noodles, Jingisukan (grilled mutton), soup curry dishes, and lots more!
Faster brush up and refresh all my Japanese language in order to pay a visit to Hakkaido!
I just wanted to quickly write and say hello to you guys!
Chinese New Year 123 is drawing to a close as I write this, and it makes me excited! I like CNY, there are so many things I associate with CNY that I like, gathering, foodie, ang pow, relaxing etc etc!
I just went to the CNY extravaganza at president square last night, VVIP Datuk Ng came to our campus yesterday and gave a longggg lecture-about how government spent millions in creating FB page and misstated steve jobs as "jobs steve", 船到桥头自然直 as 桥到船头自然直! Bravo~ I do not think a political leader need to talk so much about their hard works, show to us your end results and don't talk lebeh.
Some recent updates, I went to soften my hair due to the grass-like split hair end. However, the hair is too straight for my liking! But it is super healthy and smooth where the comb is unable to hold my hair haha! Many of my friends saying that my hair is super flat, flat flat flattt! (thanks y'all who wishing me to get four flat ;) HAHAHAHA!
Before I start my revision, I need to KO my assignments! GOOD LUCK!