SOPA

As you may have heard, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is a bill that is trying to be passed that will censor the Internet, and hand the keys over to the US Federal Government for control.

Quote from Wikipedia:

The bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.

GoDaddy has chosen to support SOPA, and consequently has lost 802Subaru’s business.

What does this mean for 802Subaru? Nothing!

We are simply moving our domain name registration over to a different registrar; and if you’re curious our web host (DreamHost) is also anti-SOPA.

Why is 802Subaru taking this stance? Our fearless leaders believe in innovation, in the automotive world and in the technology sector, including the Internet. SOPA paves the way for warrantless bullying from the DoJ and that goes against our beliefs as a group.

If you’re a website owner and you manage the domain name and or hosting, we’d like to suggest switching to DreamHost and using promo code “802SUBARU” – we’re offering a free life-time domain registration with that code and a discount off of the hosting services. More details are in the forum.