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Oppose SOPA and PIPA

The legislation currently before Congress is the latest in an unfortunately long line of examples of Congress trying to fix something they don’t understand. It will lead to the inevitable result of producing a myriad of unintended consequences.

Don’t know what SOPA and PIPA do? Educate yourself. Take action. That is what the internet is here for. At least for now…

Here are some links:

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Google: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/


Web Ink Now: http://www.webinknow.com/2012/01/stop-sopa-silliness.html

Cato Institute: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/the-internet-is-not-govs-to-regulate/Life Hacker: http://lifehacker.com/5860205/all-about-sopa-the-bill-thats-going-to-cripple-your-internet

Discovery News: http://news.discovery.com/tech/why-the-web-is-sick-of-sopa-120118.html

Protect Inovation: http://www.protectinnovation.com/

How Stuff Works: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/sopa.htm#mkcpgn=fb6

Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff: http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/sopa-dark-ages/

Mashable’s special coverage: http://mashable.com/follow/topics/stop-online-piracy-act/

Funniest link so far> The Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/

MPAA’s statement, which is so out of touch on so many levels: http://mpaa.org/resources/c4c3712a-7b9f-4be8-bd70-25527d5dfad8.pdf

By the way if these bills passed adding links could be a thing of the past…


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