Stop SOPA and PIPA
18 January 2012
Today, many prominent websites are on strike — gone dark — in protest against the impending SOPA and PIPA legislation under consideration by Congress. Why should you care? Because these acts will break the internet.
Edited to add: here’s a great post that lays out in detail all the ways in which this legislation is bad for the internet and bad for any individual who uses it. And here’s another that provides a terrific roundup of links where you can find out more. /end edit
I create and own intellectual property. So I don’t support piracy. But taking a sledgehammer to the internet is not the solution. Democracy is a constant balancing process between freedom and control, and SOPA/PIPA are only interested in control. We can do better than this.
I’ve signed the petition against SOPA/PIPA, and I hope you will too.
Enjoy your day. Enjoy something on an internet that is uncensored and freely available to you. Don’t steal, don’t plagiarize, don’t troll and don’t use pixels to hurt other people. And don’t make laws that suck the life out of an entire thing just to fix one part of it.