I try to avoid delving into the realm of politics here at WolfheadOnline but there is a very important issue that affects almost everyone here in America and in the world. The freedom of the Internet has come under attack by big corporations that have managed to influence American politicians under the guise of “stopping piracy”.
If we don’t stop this bill the U.S. Government will start blocking offending sites using the same draconian techniques used by totalitarian regimes and human rights violators such as China, Iran and Syria.
Not only will this have a negative effect on small businesses who are the real engine of the economy it will put a dangerous chill on freedom of speech.
In the past, we MMO and gaming enthusiasts have seen big video companies like Blizzard and Zynga and others use their overwhelming power and resources via the legal system to intimidate and sue people who have created legitimate “fair use” written works such as video game guides under the guise of enforcing copyright legislation.
Here is a great video that was recently linked by WordPress.org that explains the hazards of the SOPA and PIPA legislation now under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Please take a few minutes to watch this video:
Please take a few seconds of your time to head on over to the AmericanCensorship.org website to fill out an online petition. The Internet is far too important to small businesses and freedom of speech to let big corporations control it. Thank you!