Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOPA, PIPA, and waking up the neighbors

While there's a lot of fuss, deservedly so, over the overreach and bad effects of SOPA and PIPA on the Internet, this really shouldn't surprise anyone.

This is a couple of bills that are proffered to be turned into law claiming to resolve a problem in response to the demands of a vocal/influential group.

The bills contain such technical inanities inserted by law makers that don't know what they're talking about and don't understand the potential overreaching effects the law will have.

The bills do not solve the real problem presented.

The bills only make law abiding peoples' lives more difficult, restricting their choices and exposing them to felony prosecution for doing harmless acts that were legal up until the passing of the law while the real malefactors ignore the law or find workarounds so it doesn't affect them.

Heck this is nothing new folks, gun owners have been dealing with and living under bills and laws like SOPA and PIPA for years.

Well then, welcome to the party Google, Wikipedia, the Internets, et al! We know you're arriving a little late, but better late than never.

Ah, I now see both Larry Correia and Tam have already posted on this phenomenon.

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