Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The site will be going down shortly, a bit premature but in support of the Jan 18 Internet blackout, protesting the railroading of the PIPA and SOPA laws through the U.S. congress. These laws, supposedly created to curtail piracy and copyright infringement, pass unprecedented and unreasonable powers to authorities to shut down websites and seize IPs merely on the accusation of piracy or the linking to what is conceived to be such. They are too broad and dangerous, and their loose language will have a chilling effect on innovation and free speech on the web.
Posted by William Hunter at 10:47 PM