Someone Drive a Stake Through Heart of the SOPA Internet Censorship Bill, Now! (Updated!)

Booooooo, SOPA!

I've written previously about my distaste for the Congressional Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Blecch, this SOPA thing—just rotten. It's a heavy-handed power grab stemming from an unholy alliance between the federal government and big media conglomerates to assert greater authority over the Internet, in the name of copyright protection. But as we've seen, it's rife with potential for abuse. This lamentable bill is co-sponsored in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tim Griffin, the … [Read more...]

Everybody Hates The Rotten SOPA Internet Censorship Bill! (Updated!)

PROTECT IP/SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. There they are, your United States Congress, and they are going to stop online piracy NOW! Ah, and yet...The terrible Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is lurking in the U.S. House of Representatives, and its Senate companion, the also terrible PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011) is sneaking through the upper chamber. This is happening in … [Read more...]