The U.S. House will vote to finalize the Stop Online Piracy Act this week. This well-intentioned but deeply-flawed bill would damage the security of the net, impose an online censorship system, and put Internet-driven job growth at risk. We can only stop SOPA if we make our voices heard. Call your Representatives today!
“Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was with him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“Once, some time ago, during another time of economic downturn, a president named Roosevelt created a federal program called the Works Progress Administration. It hired unemployed people to construct buildings, dams, roads, river works, ports, bridges and schools. Is there any possibility of a program like that today? Not a dream. That would be “socialism.” You can’t have the federal government spending our tax dollars to fund public works. But spending them to grope our genitals? Why, that’s different. It’s a matter of principle.”—Roger Ebert (via azspot)