A few weeks ago I wrote the U.S. Congress a letter voicing my objection to the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation and have since determined that similar bill PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) is an equally bad idea. If passed, SOPA will work in conjunction with PIPA.
Both SOPA and PIPA represent a step toward an Internet where the U.S. government and giant corporations have the power to determine what you see when you Google something or type in the URL of a website they don’t like.
Do these bills sound ominous? They are.
PRIVATE WiFi urges everyone who values openness on the Internet and opposes censorship to let your congressperson know that you are against both SOPA and PIPA.