Ok,, the protest is over and I’m back online. I tried to avoid using the Internet at all yesterday. No Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, no WordPress. And mainly what it did was show me just how much time I spend on my computer – TOO MUCH! But it sounds like the overall protest did make Congress sit up and take notice, which is good. One local Congresswoman even joined in, which is great! Hopefully they will all step back, and figure out some law that actually just stops online piracy. Because online piracy is definitely a bad thing. But so is censorship. It will be interesting to see what happens next!
Archive for protest
Wednesday, January 18th, many websites will be dark in protest against SOPA and PIPA. Other websites and authors have done a better job describing the situation and the reasons for the protest than I can. In particular check out George Takei at http://www.allegiancemusical.com/blog-entry/day-no-takei Basically, what is being sold as a way to end internet piracy can, in fact, seriously curtail freedom of speech. I wasn’t able to figure out any of the fancy plug-ins to make my page show some cool graphic, or re-direct you to a site that explains more, so I’m just telling you about it.
I know, I know, me staying off Facebook, Twitter and WordPress will not have world-shattering implications. I suspect I’m the only one who will notice, quite honestly. Even so, I want to stand up in my own small corner of the web and be counted with the rest of the people who believe in freedom of speech. Censorship is wrong, and completely un-American. Stand with us, and tell Congress NO on SOPA!! And join our protest. Even a drop of water will wear away a stone eventually – imagine millions of drops. See you after the 18th.