Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crony Capitalism Targets The Internet

by AndrewPrice

There is an important article posted today on Commentarama that everyone on the internet should read. From the article:
The issue in question is called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Its Senate fellow-traveler is called the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Ostensibly these bills are aimed at stopping “online piracy” by “rogue foreign websites.” But in reality, they’re aimed at controlling the web. And it’s no surprise they’re backed by a bevy of Big Business monopolies: Hollywood, record companies, media companies, drug companies, unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Opposed to this bill are all your favorite websites, including Google (owner of Blogger), Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, AOL, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Mozilla, PayPal, Wikipedia, Flik, and many, many more. That should be all you need to know. So read the article, call your members of Congress, and for heaven's sakes, vote against anyone supporting this bill.

Full article at Commentarama »