SOPA & PIPA: Typically we do not take a stance on political issues because our core focus is on our readers. However, several of our readers and friends have requested that we make a public statement about SOPA & PIPA.
While we support the goal of the legislation to reduce online piracy. We do not feel that this particular legislation will help achieve that goal and may actually cause harm to our fellow bloggers, readers and the internet in general. We do not support SOPA or PIPA.
The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers innovation on the Web. Urge your members of Congress to reject this Internet blacklist campaign in both its forms!
Sign The Google Petition Against SOPA
SOPA & PIPA protest in front of Chuck Schumer’s & Kristen Gillibrand’s NYC offices. – via Twitter: @AnonInformer
Additional useful links:
How SOPA would affect you: FAQ
It’s Not Over: SOPA’s Chief Sponsor Isn’t Backing Down
SOPA, PIPA and Online Communities
SOPA blackout: Bills lose three co-sponsors amid protests
PIPA and SOPA Co-Sponsors Abandon Bills
Google Joins Anti-SOPA Protest by “Censoring” Its Logo
Please leave comments with any additional information you’d like to add, your thoughts or your concerns about this subject!