Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Freedom from Censorship

I was going to post a review today (and my belated Foundation Part 2 answers) but then I heard of the SOPA Strike.  I know I'm not "striking" by posting this but I wanted to get the word out and if you read about it and agree - you can sign the petition.

I think that the USA is on the cusp of huge decisions right now.  With the absolute head spinning advancements in technology that affect us all everyday, our government is trying to keep up with the times.  However, there is a fine line between trying to keep up with technology and passing laws and bills that actually infringe upon our Constitutional Rights.  Some people may think "No way could the government get away with blatant infringement!"

You only have to look at the Patriot Act (which the American Library Association has been against since it passed*) to see that there ARE blatant un-Constitutional things going on.  It's up to us to challenge it and stand against those infringements.  In years to come, will our children or children's children be reading in history books about this time period and wondering why we didn't step up and stop the stripping away of our Rights?

SOPA Strike Information

Head over to tons of information and check out all the websites that are participating - such as Wikipedia, Boing Boing, and more.

Read more about SOPA and PIPA - censor the Web, stifle jobs and innovation, and still won't prevent piracy

Watch this video:

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


 Sign the petition

* Check out the ALA's stance on the Patriot Act

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