Just quick note today: We’ll be
joining the blackout protest against the SOPA / PIPA legislation
tomorrow (Jan 18th), along with Reddit, Wikipedia, and many other sites.
Even Google will be doing something about it, as I understand it. This
legislation could be extremely devastating to us, as it targets many of
the people who we rely on as distributors, and of course, on viewers.
Furthermore, it is unnecessary to create legislation like this as the
threat of so-called “piracy” is vastly overblown.
I’ve written some about this issue in my blog at Free Software Magazine:
“Piracy is not a problem; SOPA is not a solution”
But some of the best arguments (IMHO) have been posted by Tim O’Reilly:
Tim O’Reilly: Why I’m fighting SOPA
SOPA and PIPA are Bad Industrial Policy
From the EFF:
How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation
Techdirt has written a lot about SOPA/PIPA.
A good source on what you can do about SOPA/PIPA is American Censorship.