Friday, January 20, 2012

Don't Censor the Net -- Success!

It looks as if SOPA/PIPA have been killed "in their present form". Red State Advocacy says:

On Wednesday, RedState joined sites around the Internet, including Wikipedia and Google, in a global protest against the deceptively named Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). It was an historic occasion for Americans to stand up to out-of-touch Washington politicians. (Continue reading...)

We cannot let our guard down. As Thomas Jefferson said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." The bills were killed in their present form, but they can always shape-shift into a different form, and be just as dangerous. We need to keep our eyes on "Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade" (OPEN) Act (S. 2029). It might be better; it might not. Some of the supporters of SOPA/PIPA (Hollywood) are agin it, so it has that going for it.

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