I don’t usually use my site as a sounding board on political issues, but this is important.
There is a bill coming up before Congress soon that at first glance sounds good. It’s a bill to help stop online piracy. I’m all for that. Many people absolutely nothing about stealing things online. After all what can one song, or movie, or photo really harm? (NOT MY WORDS PEOPLE! LOL) Downloading a movie online is absolutely no different than walking into a store, taking it off the shelf, and walking out without paying for it. Downloading or copying photos without a photographer’s permission is stealing as well. So yeah… I’m all for stopping this! But…. NOT AT THE RISK OF BEING CENSORED! No way in this world would I give up the right to be able to say what I want, when I want, or to create and share any image I want, just because some dude in Congress thinks that he’s censoring me for the benefit of others because I might have pirated those words or that image.
This. Is. America.
We do not give up our rights that easy.
To show how this could affect everyone, I’ve censored the following, in protest of this bill. A bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/44838/uncensor
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I promise… next week I’ll get back to my regular fluff posts…… assuming they don’t get censored.