18 January 2012

SOPA, PIPA and other BS

Congress has been making laws for years that did little to promote innovation and quite a lot to protect monopolists from competition.

The debate over "appropriate" protection for intellectual property is vast; my opinion is that it's swung too far in favor of Mickey Mouse and patent banks and too far away from innovators and entrepreneurs.

The current proposals for SOPA and PIPA are even worse on at least one count -- trying to enforce US laws out of US jurisdiction.

I can't really say much about boycotts, etc. I am just going to join the people who break laws written for special interests that have no foundation in promoting what's best for society. It's time to find a better way (one that's not written by lobbyists.)

Bottom Line: Just because it's illegal doesn't mean we won't do it.

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