Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sergey Brin - Google+ - In just two decades, the world wide web has transformed and…

Taking a stand; check the link below for details and discussion; also see Lines Drawn on Antipiracy Bills (NYT)

Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial). While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don't believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.

Sergey Brin - Google+ - In just two decades, the world wide web has transformed and…

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