January 18th, 2012


To my Senators/Representatives

SOPA/PIPA are attempts to extend the MPAA/RIAA's lifespan in an era when their business model no longer applies. IP must be strongly protected, but censorship backed with criminal penalties for honest mistakes is not the right approach. Several of the major studios have already demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with the power granted to them under the DMCA, usually by flagging content that is clearly parody. I do not believe it is wise public policy to give people more power when they have demonstrated the inability to handle the responsibility for the power they already have.