I do not like politics. At all. One of the reasons I got out of the US ARMY is because of politics. I normally dont get involved or get myself worked up over it unless of course it directly affects me. Like many of you today who get on the internet daily, I am sure you are well aware of this PIPA and SOPA bill that congress is trying to pass.
Today, well not that it is past midnight, the strike is over, I tried to blackout my site and now have remived my image accidently. but that is not important as I am about to revamp my whole site anyways. I may also be switching from blogger to wordpress but I am not sure.
To go back to the topic, I signed countless petitions today to help bring awareness that these two laws should not be passed. This affects so many businesses and sites online. The biggest ones that come to mind are Google, Youtube, Blogger, I mean I could go on.
This affects me personally because I love blogging about all sorts of things from clothing, to makeup to entertainers, music. I write about inspiration and how I am creative. Any reviews or any music I use in videos or in blogs can be blocked, taken down and sued for infringement.
This could cause some serious reactions. Wednesday was a day to protest, and I know I am a lil late since I worked all day, but I had to share this. Check out the link below.
The video above discusses the Senate version of the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In the Senate the bill is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA has gotten more attention than PIPA because it was moving faster in the legislative process. But PIPA is just as dangerous, and now it is moving faster.
PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans' access websites that corporations don't like. The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments and donations.
This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form above to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation and support a filibuster?
So many other bloggers and online businesses are doing the same-helping to stop this and protesting.
Just wanted to help pass this along!