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January 18, 2012 / lynnettedobberpuhl

SOPA thoughts

Hey Wordtabulous readers! I have friends who are very correct to have concerns about copyright infringement on their artistic works, and I feel their pain. I pay for my downloads, preferably directly to the artist. However, I believe that generally, more freedom is better than less, and that very good intentions can and frequently are corrupted to benefit wealthy, powerful interests to the detriment of “the little guy.” This has been worrying me for some time, and I thank WordPress for giving us the opportunity to do something about it. Read on for more from WordPress:

Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to giants like WordPress and Wikipedia, sites all over the web — including this one — are asking you to help stop this dangerous legislation from being passed. Please watch the video below to learn how this legislation will affect internet freedom, then scroll down to take action.

http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa

For some reason (conspiracy? bad coding?) the real blackout page you are supposed to be seeing isn’t working. I have sort of  patched together my own version to get the gist across. Thank you for hanging in there with me, and Peace!

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