Please, let your representatives know that you will not vote for them if they pass SOPA, the bill that threatens to shut down down any site if someone uses the information there illegally. We are supposed to have due process in this country, and copy-write holders should not be exempt!
From Wikipedia’s blackout:
SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.
This blog is my copyright, but I don’t want to get shut down if someone else does something stupid with the information present here. Please help Tanoshii Nihongo, and every other blog or site owner to fight this legislation.
If there is crime on the Internet, then it’s the police’s job to track down the criminals and bring them to justice, not shut down one site after another in hopes that taking away the Internet will stop crime. This doesn’t work and impedes on all our freedoms. America should not censor the Internet.