I want to start off by saying I am against piracy and copyright violations.

As usual the morons in Washington want to censor the internet.  Yesterday Congress held hearings on Bills S. 968 (the Protect IP Act) and H.R. 3261 (the Stop Online Piracy Act). These bills will hold entire websites responsible for any improper copyright violation.  It means that if Google has one link to possible copyrighted material its entire website would be taken down by the US Government.

Who would sponsor such crap? It’s the entertainment industry of course, the same asshats that gave us the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or the inability to purchase music and use it on various devices.

Internet censorship is a big deal. It could kill the internet as we know it. The ability to find information could be seriously jeopardized by these Bills.

The internet isn’t going down without a fight.

Americancensorship.org is creating a protest. In addition major internet companies are fighting this.

AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga delivered a letter to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that argues SOPA “pose

[s] a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job creation, as well as to our nation’s cyber security.” On Wednesday, they ran the letter as a full-page ad in the New York Times.

More Information About SOPA