Once again big government is trying to destroy the Internet. The toxic combination of big business and big government are at it again in to strangle online freedom of speech, crush innovation, and kill American jobs!
What are SOPA and PIPA?
- SOPA – Stop Online Privacy Act (US House)
- PIPA – Protect IP Act (US Senate)
While these proposed laws may sound good, THEY ARE BAD! Why? Quite simply they attempt to increase penalties for online copyright infringement to the criminal level. There are already copyright laws in place that protect content. That’s why you see YouTube videos removed with this message:
The last things we need are more government laws trying to fix nonexistent problems.
SOPA and PIPA Put Justing Bieber’s Mother in Jail!
If SOPA and PIPA were in effect when Justin Bieber’s mother posted videos on YouTube of her then unknown son singing a Chris Brown tune they could have gone to jail! But these videos lead to of the discovery of one of today’s largest pop stars. Even if you are not a Bieber fan, his Internet rages-to-riches story is inspiring.
Why These Proposed Laws Are Bad
- Job Killing
Small businesses will be crushed under the added legal liability instead of creating new jobs for American workers.
- Add to the Deficit
These laws will be expensive to implement piling on the already bloated US debt
- Most pirate website are in other countries where these laws would have no reach
- Restrict free speech and innovation
- Sponsored by Lobbyist and Big Business
- The 1% are using their deep pockets to lobby for these laws just to pad their pockets at our expense.
- These are the same groups that opposed VHS recorders, DVD technology, and DRVs!
What can you do?
Contact your congressman. Tell them to vote NO for SOPA and PIPA.
Here’s a website setup to track where the members of congress stand on SOPA and PIPA.
The big irony is that those congressman who scream against the evils of big government are the main ones backing this law.
Make sure your voice is heard.
STOP SOPA and PIPA and save the Internet!
Here are some online resources that can help you contact your congressman:
- For the US House, go to http://www.house.gov and plug in your ZIP code in the top right to find out your district and representative.
- For the US Senate, go to http://www.senate.gov and find your state in the top right.