SOPA, PIPA, and Censorship. Oh my!

 

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s censorship.  Not the kind where parents tell their kids not to listen to explicit lyrics or that they can’t watch R-rated movies.  The kind where the government or another organization attempts to stop the free-flow of ideas and creativity under the banner of doing what’s right and protecting intellectual property.

I, and the rest of the Internet, call shenanigans.

In lieu of blacking out today or even writing a long-winded essay about the evils of censorship and the damage it can do, I thought I would post some links to other writers who’ve posted about it already.  These are some good reads, and if you’ve got the time, I suggest you work your way through them all.

Comments

  1. Great round up of articles here! I’m especially digging the one about Geocities coming back. Even if we exclude all the reasons about censorship and the potential for corporate sabotage, that is one of the worst possible outcomes. The web of the ’90s is a truly scary place.

  2. Elaine Walker

    SOPA is bad and it came to suck the internet. I am really disappointed with this SOPA and PIPA act 🙁

  3. Catherine

    While I believe that there should be a form to “protect” copyright infringements, I think that the way the SOPA as it looks, may seriously hamper the overall efficiency of the internet… It comes to a point that I have to think if when writing a post, I can or can not use say the word “Apple”…

  4. Angelina

    If you thought SOPA was bad, just wait Until you meet ACTA.
    ACTA had move forward in Europe despite protests.