Don’t censor the web. Please.
On January 24th, the Senate will begin voting on the Protect IP Act (PIPA), which is opposed by millions of Americans. While the stated intent of the Protect IP Act is to fight online piracy, the net effect will be censorship of the web. There are other and more effective ways to fight piracy. If PIPA is voted in, as well as its companion House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)–currently on hold but likely to be revisited, reworked and reintroduced somehow, the results could be devastating to the millions of citizens who rely on the web for work, research, study and entertainment.
And now for a humorous look at the situation: thank you Andrew Fowler for this fabulous cartoon.