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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Just a Heads Up....
Tomorrow I'll be turning off the lights here at Hapless Tigger in protest of SOPA, the so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act." The bill is way too far-reaching and would have the effect of shutting down many Internet sites, for reasons as dumb as some blogger unwittingly posting something from Youtube that some corporate suit decides is copyright protected. We're talking not just removing the one questionable post, but taking down the WHOLE BLOG. SOPA would enable agencies to, essentially, shut down the entire Internet if they wanted to.
As a writer, I'm all for punishing plagiarists and people who violate copyright for their own profit, but this bill goes too far and is tantamount to censorship.
Read about SOPA here and contact your House representatives to tell them to vote "no" on HR.3261.