Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to giants like WordPress and Wikipedia, sites all over the web are asking you to help stop this dangerous legislation from being passed.
Honestly, I don’t pretend to understand everything about the impact of SOPA/PIPA. I am strongly against trademark and copyright infringement. These are theft, plain and simple. But I’m also against censorship. Mostly I don’t have a lot of faith in the government to manage this judiciously, nor in corporate entities not to use the laws frivolously and to the point that no one can ever post anything without risk of being shut down, blocked or sued.
Plus I didn’t know what I was going to post for today anyway. So if you’re visiting on Jan 18 … feel the solidarity.
Or, you know. Don’t. I respect your stance.
(Unless of course you’re an Internet Pirate, in which case ARGH! You suck).