Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This Something Splendid post says everything you need to know, so here's a quote and please head over to her site to read the rest:

"If you’re a blogger, there’s an important piece of legislation up on Capitol Hill that will effect you – and you don’t have to live in the United States. The House of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and its partner in the Senate, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, are bills that overreach and limits the right of free speech by blocking any website that so much as links to any content or website deemed to be “infringing” – even if the owner was not the one to post it. The proposed DNS blocking system is the same as the system used by China, so that anyone with an IP based in the United States will not be able to access the websites on the “blocked list”. If your website is flagged, you will lose your entire readership base in the United States."

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  1. I signed the petition via Google.
    Since your blog is very popular, I'd like to encourage your readers to visit:
    and spread the word.

    I don't even understand why the heck Congress is doing this in the first place ... GRRRR X-(

  2. This sucks! I moved to the US and became a US citizen to have more freedom! This sets us up backwards! What makes us different than others who ban everything and free speech then!

  3. The lunacy of SOPA and the PIPA bill is such that there are already laws on the books that address and levy fines on blatant piracy ... piracy that works to make money on intellectual property such as films and music and images without due credit or remunification to the owners of the property in question ... these new laws would set into action a much more pernicious standard for blocking content ... the 'perception by those in power or on some such board' that content is ... what? Offensive? Prurient? Disrespectful? Immoral? Dangerous to the public?

    These laws provide a classic lesson in democracy here, folks. Pay attention and make your voice heard. The slow erosion of civil rights is a dangerous thing... and communication in a techno-world may well be the most important civil right that world citizens have. Censorship in any form is not a good thing ... it has ramifications and sets a dangerous precedent world-wide.


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