Skip to main content

Fight Internet Legislation

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

A very important fight right now to protect the Internet. It started with SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act ) and now it is the Protect IP Act (PIPA). This is very dangerous action that is brought on by lobbyists of the entertainment industry. Instead of adapting, they want more power over the internet and people who are singing "Happy Birthday." (Ok, it's just one example). I encourage you to contacting your congress person immediately. This U.S. Senate bill is extremely dangerous. Laws are already on the books about copyright infringement, but they now want to go after any WEBSITE that allows a posting, even if they don't moderate their site.. Or make PAYPAL stop accepting someone's payments or make ISP's block individual websites.  How about censoring your video because you have copyrighted music in the background.. not intentional, but it just happened to be on at the time!

This is not the American Way.  We don't need to have censorship with the entertainment industry dictating to the public at large because someone sang a copyrighted tune.  This is going too far.

Please read up and be aware that this will effect a large number of websites, such as FB, Pinterest and other social networking sites.  Time to rein in the entertainment industry.. times are changing, use legal recourse like everyone else and learn to adapt.  

The Senate is scheduled to vote on this internet bill on Tuesday, January 24th. Contact your Senators TODAY and let them know you oppose this legislation.


More reading on the topic.


San Diego City Beat


Info World

Fight for the Future 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

"Hello, This is Bridget (Or Rachel) from Card Holder Services"

When it comes to running a business, the last thing you need is to be inundated with junk phone calls and the number one pest is "Card Holder Services". Matter of fact, the FTC considers "Bridget from Card Holder Services" to be Enemy #1 . Well, the FTC may not have solved this ongoing problem but I have found help from the customer reviews at Amazon.com. I searched online, then narrowed it down to a couple of options. I was very excited when I found the CPR Call Blocker capable of blocking 1200  (yes, 1200) numbers. Robocallers can change their number and I still can block them!  I reduced the robocallers to my business line within a couple of days of adding this device. CPR Call Blocker V108 - 1200 Number Capacity - World #1 - Block Telemarketing Calls Now! (Amazon.com Affiliate Link but personal review without any payment. Just passing on a great tip!) The setup took about 15 minutes for me (some said it only took a couple of minutes in the reviews). The ins

Things you DON'T want on your website

Now, this admission will reveal my age.  I have been a part of designing websites through ~every single aspect~ shown on this infographic chart from Who Is Hosting This . Click here to view the infographic. You may need to click again on the image to make it large enough to read. From gradients to web counters, I have done them all. Take my advice and do not ask me to add these things to your website unless you are wanting a "retro" look. Except maybe drop shadows, I like drop shadows. They may have their place depending on the design.☺

Washable Computer Keyboards

There is almost always a cup of coffee on my desk. Yes, ALWAYS.  But there is a risk. Once a keyboard is wet, it is a gonner.. toast, terminated. When my daughter was much younger, in elementary school, she was home after school and wanted to help clean house so she took my proprietary keyboard from my Amstrad 8086 Dual Floppy computer (now a museum piece). and washed it.  As in, put it in a sink of soapy dish water and washed it.  It was very expensive to replace the micro-controller for that keyboard let me tell you! Well, it isn't really new but there are some washable keyboards on the market now.  Logitech has a the scrubbable, submersible, spill-proof, K310 Keyboard that has pretty good reviews.  Kensington K64407US Pro also has a washable keyboard with anti-microbial protection for a little bit less money.  There are also washable mice but those are usually covered in silicone which I personally would prefer to not hold onto throughout the day. I did find the Seal Sh