I’ve decided to pull the plug on this site tomorrow, and for 24 hours, to join the protest against SOPA and PIPA. I try to keep my morals and politics out of my business (although I will get irritatingly emotional at times) but these bills absolutely must be defeated.
I’m against online piracy and copyright abuse – but neither of these bills will really do anything to actually address the issues. What they do accomplish is essentially the death of the internet as we know it. If you post, blog or tweet anything that you don’t have express written permission for – or if someone just doesn’t like what you’re saying, you can get shut down. Not just the post getting pulled – YOUR WHOLE FREAKING SITE or PROFILE. GONE. No recourse. No trial. Just GONE.
This, my friends, is complete and utter bullshit. It MUST be stopped, or a vast number of us will be out of work and incapable of providing for our families and ourselves. The American economy will be destroyed, and life as we know it will be forever changed for the worse.
This is censorship. This is the death of free speech and open discourse on the internet. Sound like fun? If you think it’s a good thing to have our rights and our free speech completely hosed, just sit there and do nothing.
Don’t let this happen. Click here to visit AmericanCensorship.org. There’s great info there and actionable items that are pretty easy. Get off your duff and do something. We have to stop this – or where will you get your inane banter and superfluous coffee-related rambling?