Wednesday, January 18, 2012


A black screen with information about Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) an Protect IP Act (PIPA) are on many websites today to create awareness of the latest attempts of corporate America to control the internet. Take a look at craigslist today.

Internet piracy is a huge issue. I have had my photos and content stolen which is flattering but maddening. (why I started putting the gaudy watermarks on my photos). Internet piracy is a huge issue that goes beyond someone using my photos. It is financially detrimental to some companies, but we need to make sure that measures to control piracy don't become censorship.

At first SOPA and PIPA seem benign and good steps toward stopping piracy on the net; however, they go too far. Imagine the internet without wikipedia, craigslist, google, youtube, blogs . . . . where the government (under the influence of corporate America) takes control of the web. Many websites have gone to black screens today and will have information and easy action steps to take to protest SOPA and PIPA. Please take a few moments to become educated and to act accordingly.

Here's a video from vimeo that I found helpful. If you like it, please share it. If you have other sources of information, please share them by commenting below.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

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