I’m going to be a little more forthright than usual with this post because it is absolutely necessary due to the severity of the events at hand.
This blog isn’t my primary means of income. I have a day job that I work 50-60 hours a week at, and I just do this on the side for your amusement and a little extra cash. That being said, there are a ton of great sites, blogs, and start-ups whose very livelihoods are at risk due to the “PROTECT IP Act” in the Senate and the “Stop Online Piracy Act” in the House.
I saw the video embedded above on several sites over the past week and didn’t really pay attention to exactly what these acts intend to do until The Daily What succinctly put the fear of God in me like only Johnny Internets can.
I highly suggest you go read the atrocious power this legislation will provide corporations on the web, sign this petition here as well as this petition here, and spread the word as far as you can to stop this bullshit in its tracks.
Or do nothing, and watch some of the best sites the web has to offer (and this one) get sued and/or shut down.