Happy American Censorship Day (aka Fight the SOPA and Protect-IP)

This is some pretty poorly designed legislation that would put all US users at risk.  Please head over to AmericanCensorship.org for more details.

 

Please also read this piece at TechLiberationFront

The question here isn’t whether the law is well intentioned, or even whether piracy is a huge problem (I’d agree it is). The question is whether this particular approach to combating piracy is worth its costs.

Put more simply: good intentions don’t matter. You should know this better than anyone from having watched the FCC become a rogue agency because of the vague and broadly worded language of the Communications Act.  Sorting out this mess can’t be left up to the courts: betting the Internet’s future on the unpredictable whims of federal judges is a recipe for disaster and an affront to the rule of law.

Word. Fight the power.

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