Anyone who values American freedom of speech, and anyone who values American economic vitality, should be worried about the so-called “Stop Internet Piracy Act” which is now being considered by Congress. While Internet-based intellectual property theft is indeed a problem, the proposed remedies seem to me, and to many others, to be quite dangerous. If you’re not familiar with this issue, please familiarize yourself with it–and if the bill bothers you, contact your Congressman. Apparently, this bill is going into markup tomorrow (Thursday).
—Wikipedia summary of SOPA
–A statement by the Electronic Frontier Foundation
–A statement by Google chairman Eric Schmidt
–A summary of lobbying efforts for and against this bill