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January 18, 2012 ~ SOPA-PIPA

on January 18, 2012

Fight for the Future at Whatever

Today, for 12 hours, I joined a protest.  Along with many others, I went black for SOPA and PIPA.  Wikipedia, for the first time ever, blocked their US site, and had information about this act.  This act, this censorship, is wrong.  It’s too much like Big Brother, and instead of Thought Police, they will be more like an “Ownership” Police, potentially shutting down small sites, harassing larger ones, having search engines remove links to perceived pirate sites.

Wikipedia US Screen

Wikipedia US - Detail

Fight the Future

Lots of places are using a Tag line of “Fight for the future” for their PIPA information, their link to an on-line petition. That just makes me think of X-Files, and raises the paranoia quotient 100%.  I want to believe that the internet is a free place for all.

It seems, from a very early preliminary look, all the blacked out sites may have some sort of success.

Darth is happy too.


One response to “January 18, 2012 ~ SOPA-PIPA

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