Wednesday, January 18, 2012
SOPA / PIPA
I was actually not going to blog today.. both because I was feeling a little wordless after what recently happened and because of SOPA/PIPA. Granted I didn't "black out" my website, but I figured not posting would be the next best thing.
Then I saw a few people I know asking why anti piracy was such a bad thing. I mean it sounds like a good thing doesn't it??
I saw this.. (it's a little crass, but it explains it)
What it doesn't really explain though, is that if I were to show up on YOUR blog and post an image like this - WITH OUT YOUR CONSENT - and "they" found it before you did and removed it (think comments or forums) then "they" could shut your site down for having it on there. No cease and desist, no discussion, no waiting for my trying to prove it is or isn't pirated..
Just like music companies have had some videos taken down off YouTube for having kids dance to their songs..
No wonder "big business" loves this. They can take down all kinds of sites and then use their lawyers and legal departments to fight you when you try to fight back. I don't know about you, but I don't have the money to do much other then cry if someone comes along and stomps on my website. Which in turn means that $$=rights. They have $$ so they have rights.. I don't, so I don't.
Do it for the kittens!!
(thank you to The Onion for the gif and to http://www.happyplace.com for the post that showed me the gif above)
PS.. My representative in congress strongly opposes SOPA/PIPA!