In opposition to the SOPA and PIPA proposed legislation went dark today, January 18th, 2012.  The day passed, but the risk remains.

The philosophy of this legislation is analogous to holding a postal carrier liable for the material in his bag when he’s out on his route; he didn’t choose to carry it, doesn’t know what’s in there, could find out if he stopped to read everyone’s stuff, but certainly couldn’t make any deliveries on-time or maintain any privacy doing so.

That is almost precisely what the proposed legislation would do to the internet.  Its appalling and would damage most of our clients hosting and stop much small business from engaging in legitimate online business.

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So call your representatives, sign the petitions, email your friends.  YOUR internet is on the line and it needs you…

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