Congressional anti-piracy bills could cripple the Internet.
Stop their corporate-funded votes. Complain.
Tim O’Reilly said the following about SOPA and PROTECT IP Act:
We’re in one of the greatest periods of social and business transformation since the Industrial Revolution, a transformation driven by the open architecture of the Internet. We’re still in early stages of that revolution. New technologies, new companies, and new business models appear every day, creating new benefits to society and the economy.
These legislative attacks are not motivated by clear thinking about the future of the Internet or the global economy, but instead are motivated by the desire to protect large, entrenched companies with outdated business models that are threatened by the Internet. Rather than adapting, and competing with new and better services, they are going to Congress asking for protection.
If they succeed, they will vitiate [clobber] the Internet economy.
Corporate dominance is out of control, folks.
Some music royalty firms have claimed infringements in ‘silent movies’ !
For cryin’ out loud, our values are upside down.
Keep The Web Open.