Too much is at stake, tell Congress: don't censor the Web.
Posted by INtense! on Jan 18th, 2012
Today, the 18th of January is the day to let it be known that you oppose two bills currently before the United States Congress.
These bills, PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) have the noble goal of attempting to eliminate the theft of copyright. They propose to do this however, in a manner which will fundamentally break the internet. Imagine a world where Youtube was banned, Minecraft was stopped because a fan made a character out of blocks which loosely resembles a movie star, or ModDB.com closed because someone from the community posted something inappropriate.
These threats are real, and today we call upon our audience to make themselves heard and let members of the Senate and the House know that while we must all work together to stop piracy, eliminating our freedom of speech on the internet is not the solution.
Actions speak louder than words so please:
Thanks to Explosm for the graphics used.