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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
STOP SOPA/PIPA Efforts Showing Favorable Signs
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) activist Trevor Timm on The Alyona Show on Russia Today discusses the PIPA and SOPA bills which would censor the Internet by shutting down sites on copyright issues. The proposed law is believed to be subject to a great deal of abuse. The government has tried several ways to restrict and eventually take over the internet, this being the latest.
EFF is one of the most active organizations in protecting Internet freedom. Content providers and media entities (MPAA, Time-Warner, RIAA, etc.) are more than able to protect their own interests. Special government help for these rent-seeking organizations is unnecessary and dangerous.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.