Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eternal vigilance...

So... the administration has issued a statement that at least sounds like Obama would veto SOPA/PIPA as they stand... though all those waiting for Gitmo to close might question whether the administration has much concern for keeping its promises. Some in Congress are backing away from SOPA/PIPA, and at last week's Republican debate, all the potential candidates on stage stated their opposition to SOPA (gee--are they, or the Heritage Foundation, who also oppose SOPA, "technocommunists"?).

That said, it's not time to haul out the noisemakers and confetti:
I think Y Combinator is right: it's time to kill the dinosaurs. Actual creative people have come out against SOPA/PIPA; do take a look at their statement. (No, the interests of the {RI, MP}AA aren't those of musicians and actors; see Courtney Love and Steve Albini, or look up "Hollywood accounting".)

UPDATE: More on the difference between Republican and Democrat responses to  the opposition to SOPA/PIPA at Ars Technica.

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