Friday, January 13, 2012

No brainer

I hope that you will agree that the Stop Online Piracy Act is an abomination, sponsored by Southwest Virginia's own Congressman Goodlatte of all people for no apparent reason.

It seems to me that empowering the courts to close off parts of the Internet through injunctions in the name of copyright protection is anti-business and anti-American - sounds more like China or Iran - and would represent the triumph of a small group of well-connected companies over the public interest. People are choosing to own fewer albums, legally or illegally, and messing with the Internet is not going to do anything to make more money for record companies.