SOPA / PIPA – Slingshots from Abroad

We’re a Canadian Company, but the impact of the over-zealously worded American Legislation H.R.3261 “Stop Online Piracy Act” and S.968 “PROTECT IP” will affect foreign Internet sites.

Being a central backbone to the Internet, the USA has an uncomfortably large influence on the rest of the English-speaking web, and so it’s of our Canadian interest to add our voice to the protest. As a company that has shared our resources even before the advent of the Open-Hardware movement, being able to openly link and share without threat of unreasonable retribution will be chilling.

Especially citizens of the United States, please follow the  suggestions listed by the instigators of today’s voluntary Internet website blackout, Reddit. Educate yourself about SOPA with the always-informative TED Talks. Take Action.