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SOPA and PIPA


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This is primarily a post for US readers but a caution to readers in other countries.

From the blackened Wikipedia website:  Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge:   For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.

From another Wikipedia page that encourages me to contact my local Congressional representatives on why I oppose SOPA and PIPA.

“Why?

“Bills are before the US Congress titled, for short, SOPA and PIPA.  SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

“In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

“Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the ‘cure’ that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet.”

To learn more:

Wikipedia

The Washington Post

Mary speaking here:  Do I trust Congress?  Absolutely not.  Do I worry that Congress will hear our voices and slow the bill down, only to slip it thru later.  YES!

Stay tuned.

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