Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dear Congress

I have concerns about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). I understand that online piracy is rampant, and have experienced it myself, but these acts are not the answer. These acts will impose unfair censorship on many innocent websites such as wikipedia and google, websites that compare and review products, blogs such as mine, and forums where people gather to exchange ideas.

There are already laws in place to protect copyright, so let it be. Don't censor me.

I don't want my blog to look like this:



Today I want to show you this amazing Pottery Barn Knockoff. Annie from Knockoff Anyone (made up blog), shows how to take an ordinary piece of cardboard to create a dough bowl that is so realistic that you won't be able to tell the difference. The cost at Pottery Barn? $250. The cost of Annie's project? Zip. Zero. Nada.

When it should look like this:



Today I want to show you this amazing Pottery Barn Knockoff. Annie from Knockoff Anyone (made up blog), shows how to take an ordinary piece of cardboard to create a faux dough bowl that is so realistic that you won't be able to tell the difference. The cost at Pottery Barn? $250. The cost of Annie's project? Zip. Zero. Nada.

For more information about these proposed bills, read here.

Then, write your congressman, sign this online petition, or both.
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p.s. This is a duplicate post from my other blog.