Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We Disapprove of SOPA/PIPA

Hey all,

We normally keep politics out of Disapproving Rabbits, but as people who create and sell things on the internet (and have had our work stolen), both Sharon and I feel we should join the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect-IP Act (PIPA), which as you can probably tell by the names, are designed to fight Internet Piracy.

We feel that the legislation goes too far, gives the government and media companies too much power, and is poorly written. You can learn more about them here, but I urge you to investigate on your own.

We were going to take the site down for 24 hours, but that's a bit tricky on Blogger, so we've switched to the black background for the day, showing our typical "do as little as possible" approach.

DR will return tomorrow.

11 comments:

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

I'm with you.

bunfan said...

More power to ya!

The Bunns said...

We are going to chew their wires!

Bunnyman said...

Definitely behind you all the way.

SOPA and PIPA are poorly-disguised censorship efforts.

Lalis said...

The buns and I are with ya!

Mac said...

Thank you for joining the fight. I approve (oops, I know, none of that).

Mac said...

Thank you for joining the fight. I approve (oops, I know, none of that).

DR said...

I was killed by the House. Yay!

13owlets said...

We heard a conversation on the radio to the effect of: "This is like being at a flea market and knowing that some people are selling stolen goods. You don't deal with this by shutting down the whole market. You target the thieves. Abolishing all commerce is not the answer to ending thievery."

Rachel said...

We support you too!

Neil said...

Agreed!