Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Censorship and Politics

Yes, musicians deserve to be paid for their work, especially in a world where so few actually buy CDs anymore. But that doesn't mean YouTube deserves to be shut down. That doesn't mean random comics deserve to be blocked. Essentially, SOPA and PIPA are about censorship, and under those bills with their incredibly lax wording, you could come to Deviant Dispatches one day and discover it's shut down.

Don't know what I'm talking about? Read a good explanation here, via CNN Money (whose parent company supports the bills, but it's a fairly unbiased article). XKCD has some excellent links you can follow. Time has a list of different ways you can shout from the rooftops that you don't approve.

As long as I'm on a political note: big shout out to my fellow recall peeps! We are 1 million strong, and one step closer to the 21st century again - though we'll never get a chance at that high-speed rail again, will we, Governor?


  1. Was it Neil Gaiman who said "Piracy is not the biggest enemy of the artists, obscurity is"?


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