NO TO DARKNESS!
Protect the internet!
On January we are 18 joining hundreds of sites around the Internet to oppose SOPA and PIPA!
but I decided not GOING DARK but using knowledge about the insanity of the copyright laws and what is at stake.
I selected important references that are relevant to understand the complexity of the changes and the impact of the legislation.
USA legislation is bending under the pressure of five Hollywood studios, four multinational record labels, and six global publishers to maximize their profits with absurd medieval repressive tactics not even caring about the implications for freedom and the cultural impact of the new internet and open culture and its importance for a more democratic ways of knowledge distribution. Information need to FREE!!!
These laws pretend to create a punishing Internet censorship regime and exports it to the rest of the world. Oppose it!
dance-tech.net and dance-tech.tv and their platforms would not be able to exist in this SOPA world.
The open internet and its huge cultural impact on innovation and change would be doomed.
We will be back to a cable TV and the hegemony of a centralized information and knowledge sharing would be limited to just talking about your favorite shows…and celbrity
From Cory Doctorow:
“I don’t think that any amount of “piracy” justifies this kind of depraved indifference to the consequences of one’s actions. Big Content haven’t just declared war on Boing Boing and Reddit and the rest of the “fun” Internet: they’ve declared war on every person who uses the net to publicize police brutality, every oppressed person in the Arab Spring who used the net to organize protests and publicize the blood spilled by their oppressors, every abused kid who used the net to reveal her father as a brutalizer of children, every gay kid who used the net to discover that life is worth living despite the torment she’s experiencing, every grassroots political campaigner who uses the net to make her community a better place — as well as the scientists who collaborate online, the rescue workers who coordinate online, the makers who trade tips online, the people with rare diseases who support each other online, and the independent creators who use the Internet to earn their livings.”
read whole article:
no copyright and no cultural conglomorates
Read the article from the New York Times
Stop the Great Firewall of America
On of the many YouTube Videos about this: (Playlist with 4 important references)
I am also making available more texts, and BTW, they are all for free and have Creative Commons license.
So, please share!!!