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YA Highway Is Against Internet Censorship

YA Highway has chosen to skip RTW this week in protest of SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).

If passed, these two bills would severely impact -- even devastate -- the internet as we know it, including websites like YA Highway. A few influential sites are blacking out entirely, such as Reddit, Matador, BoingBoing, and even Wikipedia (English). Other sites against the legislation include Etsy, eBay, Wordpress, Mozilla, Twitter, Tumblr, Google, LinkedIn, Craigslist, MoveOn, Metafilter, Facebook, AOL, and many more. On a personal level, piracy is a very real issue in the publishing industry -- but limiting our freedoms through SOPA and PIPA is not the solution.

From Wikipedia:
In late 2011, the United States Congress proposed two legislative bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), which legal scholars and others have advised have the potential to significantly change the way that information can be shared through the Internet. It is the opinion of the English Wikipedia community that both of these bills, if passed, would be devastating to the free and open web.
The White House came out against SOPA, and the bill was dropped by Congress this week -- for now. PIPA is still up for vote on January 24th.
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  1. I support!

    Although the show is going on on my blog. Hopefully. At least it has a banner.

  2. I did a post showing my support! These bills are frightening. Thanks for sharing those links!
    End Piracy, Not Liberty

  3. Oh, that reminds me. I posted a SOPA-related comic here:


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