Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Brake the Internet Pirates

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18, 2012

From the opinion: "The e-vangelists seem to believe that anybody is entitled to access to any content at any time at no cost—open source. Their real ideological objection is to the concept of copyright itself, and they oppose any legal regime that values original creative work. The offline analogue is Occupy Wall Street. Information and content may want to be free, or not, but that's for their owners to decide… The Internet has been a tremendous engine for commercial and democratic exchange, but that makes it all the more important to police the abusers who hijack its architecture." Read more

See Also
'SOPA': Internet Piracy Bills in Congress Threaten Core Values
Leslie Harris, Center for Democracy and Technology, ABC News, Dec. 8, 2011

SOPA Will Have Grave Effects On The Health Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans
Lee Graczyk; RxRights, techdirt, Nov. 16, 2011