YBK opposes SOPA & PIPA…

Rather than placing a blackout on our page, which quite frankly I don’t know how to do as nicely as many other sites, I’m going to list a few links you can go to and do something about it. …Okay, now we got a blackout page too.. Here’s some sites where you can petition, if you will:

Wikipedia Seems to have the best setup so far. You can go there type in you zip code and get direct access to you local representative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Reddit hasn’t gone black yet, but I’m sure they’ll have something interesting: http://www.reddit.com/

Then there’s this site: http://americancensorship.org/ where you can do pretty much everything.

Here’s why:

SOPA and PIPA put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the “cure” that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they will fatally damage the free and open Internet.

Thank you,
YBK

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