I will not be posting any new entries about ancient aliens or anything else today in recognition of the anti-SOPA/PIPA protests happening across the internet today. Even though I have had my work pirated (many times) and have lost money as a result, I do not support any legislation that would criminalize free speech. The proposed legislation would make it a crime simply to link to copyrighted material, effectively requiring every blogger or writer to obtain full rights clearance merely to post a link.
Fun fact: While the proposed legislation would turn many bloggers into criminals, congressional representatives and senators can willfully abrogate copyright whenever they choose by reading into the Congressional Record any copyrighted material, in effect turning the government into a perfectly legal pirate. (One could not, of course, reprint such readings as public domain text, but anyone could read it for free in the Congressional Record.)
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