Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The US government is considering legislation that would censor the internet in the name of preventing piracy. Not only would this legislation allow them to block or disable a website *suspected* of piracy - not proven - but also any site that links to that site. So if this blog, or yours, linked to a site that someone, somewhere in our government suspected was engaging in piracy, it could be shut down despite having done nothing wrong.

It is tyranny.

There are more sophisticated and targeted ways to combat piracy. This legislation only benefits large media corporations by allowing them to raise a protest of a site, perhaps a small competitor, and have that site shut down with no proof whatsoever. The burden of proof rests solely on the defendant site to demonstrate its innocence. Such proof could take years and millions of dollars of legal fees. No small business could survive.

Contact your legislators today and voice your concern over SOPA.

Do not go quietly into the night. Thank you.

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