Protesting SOPA

I’m not going dark today, but I am well aware of the potential effects of SOPA/PIPA on web sites. Instead, I choose to share this video that explains the issue. You can take action by signing a petition at Fight for the Future.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

You may also be interested in the lively discussion taking place on BlogHer about danah boyd’s article We need to talk about piracy (but we must stop SOPA first).

As an author, I completely agree with the rights of those who create intellectual property of any kind (words, music, movies, whatever) to be compensated for their work. It’s how we deal with the piracy issue that’s up for debate. That’s what danah boyd is talking about in the article.