Wednesday, January 18, 2012


If you are reading this message on January 18, 2012, then you're one of those clever kids who figured out how to defy the picket line in the anti-SOPA/PIPA Internet strike. Be assured that the Internet will not pelt you with rotten eggs for your insolence, and "the boys" with lead pipes will not be around to break your routers (or your kneecaps).

Since you're already here, could you do us a solid anyway and take a look at the page you were supposed to see today? It is kind of important, seeing as how the continuing health of the American Internet is still hanging by a thread. Don't let the ridiculously optimistic headlines from the weekend fool you; plans are still in place to try and push all this garbage through the legislative process. These bills are not dead, only delayed.

Both your Senator and your House Rep need a reminder that the will of the people should not be taken for granted...especially during an election year.

And for you (a-HEM) outlanders: sorry that you had to get caught up in local politics. Just remember that American IP law sets a dangerous precedent for the rest of the world.  We're fighting this for everybody.

One more note before bedtime (or after the blackout): if you made @herpderpedia's retweet list, you should be sad right now.

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