InI fully support the blackout and understand what it is about. Don’t listen to the fools who write it off as a publicity stunt or a wasted effort. The efforts to prevent money hungry sacks of shit from destroying the internet must continue beyond Blackout Day. This is not going to be a temporary post, it will remain as long as im able to maintain this blog. If you are still confused as to why SOAP and PIPA are a terrible threat, consider this. Under SOPA, you could get 5 years for uploading a Michael Jackson song, one year more than the doctor who killed him. If some asshole decided they don’t agree with your point of view, they could simply link to a torrent or copyright infringed video on YouTube and get your site taken down and possibly you in legal trouble.
Just take a moment to think, and you can see just how disastrous this would be and just how easily it would be abused.
Update: Sopa and PIPA appear to be shelved at the moment but after seeing what has gone down with Megaupload and some new legislation coming down the pipeline I remain steadfast. Censoring the internet is a terrible thing, knowledge and information want to be and ought remain free and unhindered by backwards thinking old fools. Some of the above regarding SOPA may not be as relevant but my message and the principle remain the same.