January 18, 2012 Uncategorized 0

Read the Bill.  I hate to tell you that SOPA is going to do nothing to sotp your content form being stolen off the internet.  Folks will simply find ways around it and you will actually have to stop writing anything with links since you will be instantly guilty of copyright infringement.

I’m as adamant a supporter of Web free speech as you’ll find. And there’s a lot to dislike about the Stop Online Piracy Act. But when my stories about Web free speech are stolen and posted in their entirety by “rogue” websites, my head hurts. Stealing content is a funny way to prove your anti-SOPA credentials.

Opponents of controversial anti-piracy legislation called SOPA have been gaining momentum in the past week, and on Wednesday, their show of muscle reached orgasmic proportions.  Perhaps swept up in the excitement of a protest that seems to be working, a long list of websites copied in its entirety a story I wrote about it over the weekend and placed it on their own sites. Here’s one example, viewed early Wednesday afternoon

Red Tape – Stop pirating my stories about SOPA, or I’ll have to support it.