Most of the protests have resulted in blackening the hosted websites of many online businesses and/or resources. I could reference the thousands of other websites out on the internet, but that would down right be redundant and a result of piracy. Or something like that! We all understand that the internet has its issues, and in a more physical aspect, could be illegal in some countries.
I can come to the understanding that we have markets that depend on the income lost from piracy. But I can also understand that those typical markets are already drowning in their own pockets. In short, our government need not divert attention to something of such large scale, when other things of such large scale need our attention. Not to say, “do this and not that”.
How is this in any way a mainstream for economical fixture. More or less, its mainstream for a power struggling fixation.
When someone steals an article that I have written, I do not report them to the police. When someone steals traffic from my websites, I do not result in legal action. The internet is a place or moral character. If you choose to be immoral, you will probably end up in a wrong street asking the wrong person for directions that are probably wrong (metaphorically speaking).
I do feel strongly that the internet is a diverse and respectful place. Where others can share thoughts, ideas, information, and so much more, without the concern of being shutdown or locked away. Lets avoid wrecking our constitutional right, and lets spread the word (that we are freely given) by submitting the letter below to Congress.
Letter to Congress Below:
I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to vote “no” on cloture for S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, on Jan. 24th. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. It does not deserve floor consideration. I urge my representative to vote “no” on SOPA, the corresponding House bill.
Over coming days you’ll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. We hope you’ll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation by voting “no” on cloture.