I don’t want to be told what I can READ.
I don’t want to be told what I can LEARN.
I don’t want to be told what I can KNOW.
It terrifies me that we are looking at bills that could potentially limit the amount of information available to us on the internet. Freedom is what this country was built on and one person or, for that matter any group of people, having the power to decide that I should not see something is the opposite of freedom.
Borrowed from Kate Bartolotta at Elephant Journal is this excerpt:
“There are other parts of the law that say that if there are sites overseas that the Attorney General doesn’t like, the Attorney General without any other adversarial proceeding can get an order asking American internet companies to cut off that site. In essence, this law takes a page out of the playbooks of China and Iran for internet regulation.”
~ Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Law; Harvard Law School.
All over the internet you’ll find far more eloquently written information than I could possible put out here, but I can put it here and that’s what matters. I can look at the links and gain insights here and here and even here. I can ask you to visit those links and make your own assessments. I can continue to use the internet to search for more information on SOPA.
or I can choose not to. but it’s my choice. as it should be.