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Censoring the Internet

Is there any part of the world’s population that’s on board with this?

Next week, the government of our neighbours to the south will be voting on two acts. It is my understanding that PIPA and SOPA are great in theory – protect copyright, yay! – but restrictive and crippling in practice. There’s plenty to learn about it here. I encourage you to read up on it a bit. Part of protest is spreading awareness, right?

What do you guys think of this bill? In order to support the protest of Wikipedia, WordPress, etc., in lieu of a post about bar stools, I’d love to get a conversation going about it for greater understanding of the issues, the consequences, the positives, the negatives.

Should we, as bloggers, even care?

(WordPress thinks so.)

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