Blogging is a form of activism. You can be an agent of change.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

In the U.S. our legal system maintains that the burden of proof is on the accuser, and that people are innocent until proven guilty. This tenet seems to be on the chopping block when it comes to the web if these bills pass, as companies could shut down sites based on accusation alone.

Laws are not like lines of PHP; they are not easily reverted if someone wakes up and realizes there is a better way to do things. We should not be so quick to codify something this far-reaching.

The people writing these laws are not the people writing the independent web, and they are not out to protect it. We have to stand up for it ourselves.

Blogging is a form of activism. You can be an agent of change.

by Jane Wells
from Help Stop SOPA/PIPA, January 10, 2012
Wordpress.org blog

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