Good morning to my dear friends and followers. I have been at this whole blogging thing for just a few short months, and already I find myself celebrating 40,000 blog views! When I logged on this morning to write my celebratory and thankful post, I found myself staring at a bunch of black blobs on the WordPress website. My (awesome) blogging platform has blacked out their ‘freshly pressed’ page as a protest against the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). I consider myself fortunate to have unwittingly allied myself with a blogging website that understands the extreme ramifications of these two pieces of legislation.
I am a lot of things: edgy, quirky, a boundary pusher… but I am not a thief or a crook. The ambiguous language of the SOPA and PIPA will allow quick and easy persecution of bloggers like myself (and their hosting websites). Please check out the video that I have posted below and read up on these bills. Thanks for reading!
“In short, protect IP wont stop piracy, but it will introduce vast potential for censorship and abuse.”