Researching about SOPA/ PIPA was very informative. This topic is a little difficult because although I agree with PIPA, I also see where SOPA is coming from also. Right until the part I read about people getting arrested if the SOPA was enacted, then I thought “woah, I don’t want to be a criminal just because I wanted to catch up on my Breaking Bad episodes” or feel like we are being watched over like big brother in the book “1984”. I was very confused as to which I agree more with but I figured to think about it in the legal sense and it does take away from a lot of business but at the same time I don’t think we should lose our privacy. I don’t know man, there’s always a side that is gaining while the other loses.
I honestly do not understand “Open Source”. I like the concept of it but I feel as if people would take advantage of such things. As I did my research, I learned of all the positives that have come from it and that I respect, but to be honest, I have no clue what it really is and how it works.