Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA

Yeah, yeah, yeah I bet you're really sick of hearing about these things, but this is important. If the Stop Online Piracy Act or the Protect IP Act get passed then the internet as we know it is gone. No seriously, I'm not going into specifics but a lot of things we all like will become illegal. I'm sure it could probably get slapped down as Unconstitutional if it got passed, but is that a chance we really want to take?

The best weapon we have right now is to inform politicians and companies that their support of these acts does not sit well with us, the voting public, so we need to hit them as hard as we can. Right now there are a pair of petitions, one addressing Congress (which is just for the general public) and one addressing the Entertainment Software Association telling them that gamers hate this law and asking them to withdraw their support. So if you want to keep the internet free and open, sign one or both. Especially since this whole fiasco means I have to live without Wikipedia for a day.

Google Petition

ESA Petition

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