As you’ve no doubt seen if you’ve tried to access Wikipedia, many sites on the internet are down for today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a piece of legislature that, with its vague wording and harsh countermeasures, could threaten free speech on the internet. Protesting sites include Destructoid, Reddit, and Gamer’s Guide to Life, my primary haven for game writing.
Since I was part of the GGTL blackout decision, I thought it would be appropriate to blackout my own blog as well. After tooling around with WordPress scripts for far too long, though, I haven’t found a good way to close down my page for today. So much for idealism.
Anyway, I’ll compromise by telling you to contact your congressional representative and tell them to say “NO!” to SOPA. Even though the bill is on the retreat, we need to hammer at this thing until it’s gone. Seriously, Lamar Smith, the bill’s originator, is digging in for the long haul, and, at risk of sounding sensational, we need to stand strong against this thing. Consider this your SOPA PSA for the day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.