Do not go waste your money on a lawyer and file a lawsuit, for the love of God. Just pick up the phone and call us.
Video from a nice chat I had about #SOPA and #librarianscode with NCompass Live, a webcast for Nebraska librarians. We also touch on the Golan decision. All opinions are my own and not (necessarily) official ARL positions!
In case you missed it, our Assoc. Director in the Office of Government Relations, Corey Williams created this helpful PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide (pdf). If you’re just looking for tl;dr – The ALA will continue to voice strong opposition to PIPA and SOPA, while further analysis of the OPEN Act is needed.
This is a joke. This bill will have very little impact on jobs directly. And of course the money that people don’t pay to the MPAA, they spend somewhere else. So this is about the distribution of jobs, not the number.
Passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act or Protect IP will send a loud signal to governments everywhere that it is fine to monitor and censor citizens’ online behavior to catch and prevent “infringing activity,” which too often means political and religious dissent.
Had a very good time talking with Brian Todd from CNN’s Situation Room about SOPA! If Taylor Hackford’s in any danger of losing his livelihood, I’ll eat my hat. But overall I think it was a fair piece, especially given how little time they had to cover such a complex issue.
[#SOPA] would put Twitter in a similar position to that of its Chinese cousin, Weibo, which reportedly employs around 1,000 people to monitor and censor user content and keep the company in good standing with authorities.
This bill creates jobs!