I absolutely support the right of companies and individuals to attempt to combat and prevent the theft and piracy of their copyrighted materials. You could argue that SOPA and PIPA won’t even stop all piracy, and you’d be right. But that doesn’t mean that companies aren’t entitled to continue trying to find the solution(s) that work. So in that sense, I have no complaint with the goal of the SOPA/PIPA bills.
However I’m wholeheartedly against the way that goal is being executed with these two piece of legislation making their way through the senate and the house respectively. The wording in sections of these the two bills are at times so vague that it’s impossible to not immediately imagine the ways corporations could abuse the power they’d be awarded.
Without laying out specific boundaries to contain the legislature to its intended purpose, and to ensure that that purpose can’t intentionally or accidentally bleed into affecting aspects of the internet that we don’t want it to, the bills are just to volatile to let pass.
This is where you come in. Watch the video I posted. Read up on the bills. Check out what other people are saying. If you then feel the bills are too open-ended, and a threat to the freedom of the internet as I do, contact your local Senator. Go to this website and enter your information. A protest email will be sent to your Senator on your behalf.
Get your voice heard.