The momentum behind the anti-SOPA movement has been slow to build, but we’re finally at a saturation point. Wikipedia, BoingBoing, WordPress, TwitPic: they’ll all be dark on January 18th. An anti-SOPA rally has been planned for tomorrow afternoon in New York. The list of companies supporting SOPA is long but shrinking, thanks in no small part to the emails and phone calls they’ve received in the last few months.
So keep calling. Keep emailing. Most of all, keep making it known that the internet was built on the same principles of freedom that this country was. It should be afforded to the same rights.
I am standing up to protect my rights to use the Internet in the way it was created in the areas of FREE SPEECH. The Internet was given to the people as a free tool of communicating with one another around the world creating the GLOBAL VILLAGE. It grows organically and is the virtual fabric of innovation, creation, writing, publishing and unleasing the power of unseen rewards. For example I wouldn’t have become a published author without the Internet. I don’t believe I would have graduated from college either if it were not for my ability to research through the Internet.
We will not go quietly into the night. Thank you WordPress, Wikipedia, and other large servers who are standing with the people on this important issue.