With the call to oppose SOPA/Protect IP by the creators of the most popular blogging software package in the world, it’s time for bloggers to stand up.
Are you a blogger? Do you run a one or two person business that is supported all or in part by the internet?
The makers of the software that most of you use, WordPress, has stood up and urged users to stand in opposition to these laws.
Did you see it?
If you don’t know what these are, well, welcome back from Mars. How was your trip?
If you do know what these are, you’re an American, and you’re not opposing them, what are you thinking?
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on the internet blacklist bill. This bill is ostensibly intended to combat the theft of intellectual property, including films, music, and patent infringement. If the backers of this bill get their way, it will give them the power to blacklist websites and force payment services to cease providing a means to do financial transactions to any site they allege of infringement.
Note that word closely: allege.