(What say ye? – promoted by Pita)
The SOPA/PIPA legislation is a horrible bill. It basically would seriously damage the Internet in a heavy handed, and ultimately ineffective attempt to reduce piracy of Hollywood content. It would spell the end of Pols because people do post links to copyrighted material here (usually inadvertently).
Senator Bennet [D – WallSt/MPAA] – is a co-sponsor of PIPA
Senator Udall – opposed.
Congresswoman DeGette – silent.
Congressman Polis – rock star opposing it.
Congressman Gardner – silent.
Congressman Tipton – silent.
Congressman Lamborn – silent.
Congressman Coffman – silent.
Congressman Perlmutter – undecided.
Congressman Lamar Smith (the lead sponsor of SOPA) – violates SOPA
A special note about Representative Jared Polis. I always thought it would be good to have some representatives in Congress who understand the Internet because they would have the credibility to keep legislation sensible where it impacts the net.
Nope. Jared has tried to point out that some parts of the bill flat out won’t work. And that others are not an effective way to achieve the stated goal. And it’s all ignored because the contributors have given the reps their marching orders and logic & facts are irrelevant.
But through all this Jared has done a superb job fighting to kill this disaster. Win or lose we owe him a gigantic thank you for the effort he has made.