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LiveJournal: Why We Oppose SOPA and PIPA
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


Cut and pasted from Livejournal:

Since 1999, LiveJournal has been a safe harbor of self-expression and creativity, with the most substantial privacy policies of any social site. We believe the Internet must remain a place that is free to use, free to explore, and free to express.

This is why LiveJournal ardently opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two bills currently in discussion in the United States Congress.

We understand the good intent behind these two bills – they are designed to protect copyrighted and trademarked property. But the language of these bills is so vague that any intellectual property owner that feels its copyright has been violated can have a site taken down, without the normal due process of law. These two bills are about censorship, and LiveJournal is joining the fight to ensure these bills never come to pass.

Follow the link for all the details:
http://theljstaff.livejournal.com/4004.html