Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oppose SOPA

I don't generally talk politics or plug causes around here, mainly because it's bad for my blood pressure. Today, however, I'm making an exception. Everything I'm reading about SOPA (or PIPA, which is basically the Senate version of the same bill) indicates that it is not just misguided, but potentially catastrophic.

To get involved - or just learn more - I'd suggest you check out:

Also, for the record, How Copyright Industries Con Congress.

And my favorite Tweet so far: "Feel sorry for Congress. Wikipedia blackout affects them the most. Now how will they find out who fought in the American Civil War?" (from @bergopolis)

I'm generally pretty cynical about predictions of doom and gloom, but... that list up there? It's just the tip of the iceberg. An awful lot of knowledgeable people are saying that, yes, this legislation really is every bit as bad as all that. Like, "The end of the Internet as we know it," isn't an exaggeration. That bad.

Please get involved.


  1. Technology should be the master of situation under legislation any thing on the web should pass through filters of piracy & content should be blocked before it is allowed to be clicked. Let us not defame foreign clients when those elements are with in the grips of promoters. There is likely hood of local sites spring out to serve the piracy.

  2. I'm not sure I understand your comment. Could you clarify?

  3. Slight correction: The infamous SJG raid was perpetrated by the Secret Service. The FBI had enough sense to not touch that one with a barge pole.

  4. Right you are! Thanks. ::goes off to correct that::


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