“Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress — SOPA and PIPA — give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial).”
— Sergey Brin, Google co-founder
SOPA, and it’s Senate counterpart PIPA are lousy ideas. Click here for a reasonable discussion of why.
Tonight at midnight, Wikipedia, Reddit, BoingBoing and other internet mega-sites are shutting down in protest for 24-hours. There will be a banner, asking you to call your representative and demand both bills be killed.
Tomorrow, to support those efforts, I’m going to be giving my time to call my congressional representatives, asking them to vote ‘no’. I encourage you to do the same.
Packed and mailed my mother’s birthday package, took my son to his martial arts lesson. Tomorrow I will call my congressional reps and urge them to vote no on SOPA and PIPA.