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The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, two laws currently working their way through the American legislative system, will do untold damage to the structure of the internet if passed.  Neither law is fit for its spoken purpose.  I am not American, nor do I live in America.  But the internet is an interdependent creature, and unilateral SOPA or PIPA actions will affect the entire animal.  One country, even a country I love and admire, should not wield that power, especially in service of a cause both confused and mendacious.

As Charlie says, meddling in another country’s politics is rarely wise.  But I support the blackout.

I’ll see you on the 19th.

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