Adam Savage of the Mythbusters Comes Out Swinging Against SOPA

Adam Savage weighs in on the Stop Online Piracy Act on PopularMechanics.com:

Right now Congress is considering two bills—the Protect IP Act, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—that would be laughable if they weren’t in fact real. Honestly, if a friend wrote these into a piece of fiction about government oversight gone amok, I’d have to tell them that they were too one-dimensional, too obviously anticonstitutional.

Make no mistake: These bills aren’t simply unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional. They would allow for the wholesale elimination of entire websites, domain names, and chunks of the DNS (the underlying structure of the whole Internet), based on nothing more than the “good faith” assertion by a single party that the website is infringing on a copyright of the complainant. The accused doesn’t even have to be aware that the complaint has been made.

via MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It – Popular Mechanics.

Tell your congressional representatives that you don’t want your Internet fucked up just to appease Big Media’s desire to control the Internet medium. Big Media companies certainly aren’t wanting for cash, and their executives could always use a bigger salary [read more here].

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