Look, guys — I try to keep my political views as far away from this site as I possibly can. You don’t need to know who I vote for, or where I fall on the political spectrum, or any of that. This is a site dedicated to
making fun of the Blackhawks.
But SOPA and PIPA have forced my hand, especially since the NHL supports SOPA. Ugh.
I’m a graphic designer by trade, which means I create content that could (and has) been pirated on the Internet. I am all for better legislation against online piracy. However, SOPA and PIPA are like banning fighting in hockey by cutting off players’ fingers so they can’t make a fist.
So, go learn about SOPA and PIPA. The National Post has a good summary of the situation, and Wikipedia has a great FAQ section dedicated to both bills, as well as an easy way to contact your representatives. If those articles are too long for your short attention spans, there’s a handy-dandy infographic, or you can just watch this video.
As always, The Oatmeal provides the best summation of why SOPA and PIPA are bad for the Internet.
And now, today’s links.