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Today’s Scarlet Letter is ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

It’s time for us to decide if we really want a free Internet. Certainly many of us do. Some of us think we do, but we don’t really understand what this entails or what the consequences might be. Then there is a rising tide of increasingly loud voices who do not believe in an unfettered, level playing field for human ideas, who are frightened by the radical extremes of people’s opinions, and who would seek to control thought itself. And some of these folks would like to fundamentally change our online lives as we know them.

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SOPA is dead, the same way a zombie is dead.

This last week was an apparent victory for opponents of SOPA and PIPA, but advocates of free speech and a free internet had best stay vigilant. As Mashable so aptly put it, “SOPA and PIPA are dead, but only in the way a zombie is dead.” Not only is the battle against the piracy of copyrighted material far from over, but there are also a myriad of political interests who are continually arguing for greater control over internet content.

(Source: Mashable)

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Will humanity’s future include free & open access to information, or will government enable the dictatorial shut-down of sites without due process, based on arbitrary standards and selective enforcement? STOP #SOPA (and repost this if you so desire) (Taken with instagram)

Will humanity’s future include free & open access to information, or will government enable the dictatorial shut-down of sites without due process, based on arbitrary standards and selective enforcement? STOP #SOPA (and repost this if you so desire) (Taken with instagram)

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