Share and Share Alike

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Simon Morton

It would have been hard for any internet user to have missed the current controversy regarding file sharing. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) which are currently being considered by the US Congress have got a lot of knickers in a variety of interminable twists.

To cut a long story short (and delicately skirt around the intricate legalities) there is concern that if the legislation goes through a lot of the information that is currently freely available on the internet will become illegal and (possibly) disappear.

 

The internet inspires ideas, direction and content – all things that are vital to the creation of effective presentations.

At Eyeful we have always shared with the World, passing on information that has inspired us and helping to promote the sort of creativity that gets us excited.

Whether this sort of community spirit will become illegal remains to be seen…. but it will be a sad day at Eyeful Towers if it does.

To continue my grossly oversimplified version of events this will be a complete pain in the rear end.

 

If your search engine can only take you to information that has been uploaded by someone who understands every piece of possibly relevant legislation and has followed it to the letter, internet inspiration will be very skinny indeed.

 

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