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18 January 2012

Strike

Re-Posting to Help Spread the work... Knowledge is POWER!
 
Please go sign the Google petition if you haven't already. Contact your representatives, which you can do easily from Wikipedia.

Check out the SOPA Strike page.

The vague language in the bills is unconstitutional, and I have no doubt if they pass, the Supreme Court will strike them down. They have plenty of precedent. But in the meantime, the fact they've gotten as far as they have is a threat to the freedom of speech that's guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, it's a threat to the open sharing of ideas, and it's a direct threat to crafters. All someone has to do is accuse you of stealing one of their ideas and the burden of proof is on you to prove you didn't. This does effect almost everyone of us personally.