Wednesday, January 18, 2012

President Obama Is Right on SOPA & PIPA

The White House issued a statement this past weekend stating "we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global internet".  President Obama is right and congress is wrong on this.

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are examples of Congress and the Senate trying to do the right thing but not understanding either the law of unintended consequences or the fundamentals of technology.

SOPA and PIPA is analogous to is having a surgeon show up for brain surgery with a chainsaw instead of a scalpel.   The bottom line is that one small infraction of copyright violation would be enough to block out the entire domain (all of the nodes at a given site).

Below is Google's and Wikipedia's homepage today.  Go here to SPEAK up to your representative at Google's End Piracy, Not Liberty page.

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