Today Google is wearing a black rectangle to warn us of censorship. In yet another ploy to “help” us by telling us that they’re going to fight piracy, our bungling government is fixing to wreak havoc on free speech. And the sweeping laws that they propose will not address piracy, but instead limit our freedom. As usual, law-abiding citizens will pay the price and the pirates will still roam free.
Make no mistake about it: this law is not about piracy, it is about restricting free speech and controlling what information you have access to. If that does not frighten you, it should. These censorship bills are not something that any of us should ignore, no matter our political persuasion.
Please take some time to visit some of these websites and educate yourself about what is going on. Then, take action by writing or phoning your congressional representatives. Please, do not just assume that someone else will do it!
Google – More about SOPA and PIPA