Wikipedia and other major websites are shutting down operations tomorrow to protest two laws that will restrict freedom on the internet: SOPA and PIPA. Supporters of these bills claim that they will only control theft of intellectual property. Opponents, like Wikipedia, say they will limit online content.
Internet freedom is important to everyone who uses the web, including job seekers. We need the ability to have access to a wide variety of sources, not just those approved by the government or those large corporations that buy the votes of legislators. Three cheers for Wikipedia and the other sites that are shutting down in protest. Contact your representatives and tell them that SOPA and PIPA will limit internet freedom.
Postscript: WordPress has blocked out its front page with “censored” figures – another blow struck for Internet freedom. I will not post tomorrow. Instead, I will call the offices of Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk and tell them not to support these bad laws.