I normally keep this blog political free and completely related to running a photography business. But after following net neutrality issues for years, I know the only way to stop things is to become active. When groups gather on the capital steps to show support for leaving the Internet “free” – I’m there. And when large groups are doing whatever they can to stop America censorship of the Internet, I’m there as well.
If you haven’t heard of SOPA/PIPA, take a few minutes to learn more.
Both the Senate (PIPA) and the House (SOPA) have sponsored bills to pass Internet censorship. And while the House has tabled the bill – not killed it, just tabled it for the moment – its still live and active in the Senate with final voting to occur January 24th.
SOPA/PIPA impact far more than just US citizens. It impacts everyone who uses US-based IP addresses and VPNs to access the Internet. That includes travelers, educators, journalists and businesses that have International clientele.
Now is the time to make your voice heard. You can get active in a variety of ways – visit the American Censorship site for more information.
If you are in business for yourself and you want to continue doing business online, this will impact you. Take a stance now to make sure you have the freedom to run your business anyway you choose now and well into the future.