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I was raised in South Africa and as such I got to experience the apartheid era.  I saw firsthand what affect discrimination and censorship had on the population and as a result I support the concept that everyone has the right to make their own decisions, even if those decisions will have a negative impact on themselves.  Censorship is one of the first freedoms removed when a dictator comes into power, is that where the USA is going??  Let’s not just hope, but also take a stance and influence.  Here are some words of wisdom from Edmund Burke

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All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

This blog contains original content and therefore theoretically be supporting the fight against piracy and copyright infringement; which I do!  However imbedded in this law is the requirement for ISP’s to inspect traffic and block what they deem to be content that is infringing.  I’m sorry but I do not believe that they are qualified to make that decision and therefore I am speaking up.

Google is fighting this and you can sign their petition here

 

Here are some news and articles with more information so that you can make your own decision on this topic:

BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16612628

CNET – http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/

CNN Money – http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/17/technology/sopa_explained/index.htm

 

 

 

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