Daily Archives: November 16, 2011

Protecting Internet Access and Freedom of Speech

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s some pretty significant legislation being considered in both the Senate and the House of Representatives that has the potential to severely impact internet freedom. ┬áThe goals of the bills are to protect intellectual property, prevent copyright infringement, and add enforcement measures against rogue websites. ┬áThe legislation, however, is getting a lot of opposition from prominent web-based services, including Google, Facebook, eBay, Mozilla, Yahoo!, Zynga, LinkedIn, and Twitter, who are concerned about how the government and corporations may be able to limit consumer access to the sites they want (and pay) to use. I know you may not be politically active, but I think this is a really important cause to know about. Even if you don’t agree with my stance, I hope you’ll take some time to read about them and consider how much they may impact the work you do, your personal interests, and the future of internet access. If you feel strongly, please reach out to your representatives to let them know how you feel – it’s quick and easy to email them, and they DO read them. (If you don’t know who your U.S. representatives are, you can find […]