Stop SOPA and PIPA!

18 Jan

Google has gone black today in support of, or in opposition of, rather, the SOPA and PIPA bills being voted on by the government.

Essentially, what it means to me is that once again the RIAA, MPAA, etc (big movie and music businesses) are essentially trying to gain legal control over the internet under the guise of protecting themselves from piracy, including overseas-based piracy. They are trying to pass laws that will require companies to censor access to sites they deem inappropriate or in violation of their copyright. The big problem is that the laws are very vague and give governmental power to these handful of companies that want to protect their profit margins. The end result is that they will be able to put any company, website, blog, individual, etc. out of business by suing or simply threatening law suits. Even if they win the law suits the targets of the suits will be wiped out from the legal fees and the process, and will no longer be a problem to these companies, which is what they want in the first place. They will either have to cease and desist or they will be dragged into court by a team of corporately funded lawyers and watch all their money disappear as they try to fight for what they believe in.

If I write any more you probably won’t read it so, please, click the image at the top of this post and sign the petition.

Take a look at this video for a better explanation.

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