Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stop Censorship: Stop SOPA and PIPA

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Why is my genealogy blog getting political? Because censorship affects us all, including genealogists.

Today, blogs and sites across America, Canada, and the world are blacked out in protest of two legislative bills proposed in Congress: SOPA and PIPA. These two bills, which Congress claims are intended to stop online piracy, would have disastrous consequences for free speech, online communication, and online commerce. For an excellent overview of why this is so, read author and reviewer Cheryl Morgan's analysis.
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