January 18th, 2012

true to yourself

i speak because i can

SOPA/PIPA. If you haven't heard of them, or are wondering what the Wiki and Google blackouts are about, take a look at Protect IP - a link I posed a while ago on Facebook, but I don't think I put it on here - and What Is SOPA?. I'm pretty sure my f-list is already up to speed :) but, where you can, pass it on. As a bunch of artists and creators including Neil Gaiman say (much more politely than I would frame it) in this open letter, this is censorship on a harmful and dangerous level. It will effect all of us.

For those of us outside of the US, mahmfic passed onto me from Wiki:
I don't live in the United States. How can I help?
Contact your local State Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or similar branch of government. Tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA, and any similar legislation. SOPA and PIPA will affect sites outside of the United States, and actions to sites inside the United States (like Wikipedia) will also affect non-American readers -- like you. Calling your own government will also let them know you don't want them to create their own bad anti-Internet legislation.

Thank you and on a happier note, here, have a lovely video in which a book store comes to life :)