SOPA Considered Harmful
Being a reactionary monarchist extropian libertarian, I find it hard to become exercised about politics beyond the normal human revulsion at witnessing the venal pandering to the vulgar.
Nevertheless, I rouse myself from my apathy because the SOPA/PIPA acts being considered by the US Congress will screw with my plans should they be enacted. I plan to make a living from the internet. Or at least, make money on the internet. To have to check every outgoing link for infringing material or risk having my own site shut down is a staggeringly retarded imposition.
The world is not perfect. But the internet is pretty cool, all told. If you are a U.S. citizen, tell your congressfucker to wise up, and protect my future. And yours, of course.
You can get more information on the issue in these places:
Discussion of SOPA that includes the phrase, “Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison”.
Representative lookup here.