The Importance of Fighting the SOPA and PIPA Bills

I was going to write an extensive post explaining exactly why it is so terribly important to support the fight against SOPA and PIPA but in the end I decided just directing you to Fight for the Future would be a better idea, as their video explains it much more eloquently than I ever could, and they provide you with a form to sign the petition voicing opposition to these bills that will be sent to Congress.  I implore you to please visit Fight for the Future and sign the petition. If you are on the internet reading this post it pertains to what is vitally important with regard to you and your rights, as well as mine and my ability to run this site.  Censorship in any form is never a good thing, and in no way reflects the basic foundations on which this country was built.

As an artist and webmaster, I am obviously very concerned about copyright and intellectual property rights, and actively work to protect mine. However, as an artist and webmaster I am also among the group that will be most affected by and supposedly “protected” by these bills, and I am vehemently opposed to SOPA and PIPA.

On Wednesday, January 18 much of the internet will be going black or displaying their support of the fight against passage of these bills, and is no exception. I hope you will join me in fighting against that which aims to break the foundation of the internet as it exists today.

-Susan Maxwell Schmidt

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2 Responses to The Importance of Fighting the SOPA and PIPA Bills

  • didrash says:

    I am not an US citizen, but this will affect the entire Internet. What ultimate arrogance – to disrupt the global internet for the sake of a few companies, who make billions as it is. To infringe on the rights of people all over the world for the sake of a few already obscenely rich people, its just disgusting. Piracy is a crime and measures should be taken, but what they are doing is like putting everyone in jail – guilty or not – to prevent stealing.

  • SMS says:

    What a *perfect* analogy didrash, you nailed it right on the head. Thank you for commenting!

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