Roundup of Anti-SOPA Coverage

As I mentioned yesterday, please let your representatives know that you do not want the Internet censored using a system similar to that used in China, Iran, and Syria. This is what the Internet Blacklisting legislation known as SOPA and Protect-IP would do. We should respect support copyright, but we should not support copyright to the detriment of all other speech, including fair use, online. The Internet is still in its infancy and it is developing in new and unexpected ways. SOPA and similarly restrictive laws will stifle that development and the empowering possibilities that might have been. Read the coverage below to learn more about what SOPA and Protect-IP mean for American citizens and the Internet. Then, go here to send a message to your representatives.

Stop the Great Firewall of America [New York Times op-ed]

SOPA Won’t Stop Online Piracy, Would Censor Everyone Else [Time]

Thoughts On The House Judiciary Committee’s Hearings On SOPA [TechDirt]

At Web censorship hearing, Congress guns for “pro-pirate” Google [ArsTechnica]

A Look At Three Popular Sites That May Be In Trouble Under SOPA [TechDirt]

More And More People Speak Up Against SOPA [TechDirt]

New Study From Booz & Co. Shows That SOPA/PROTECT IP Will Chill Investment In Innovation [TechDirt]

Sweet sanity: 75% of Americans say infringement fines should be under $100 [ArsTechnica]