Last week I had the privilege of being in Washington DC to talk to a number of distinguished members of Congress along with top leadership from The Whitehouse to urge them to reject two pieces of legislation which would be detrimental to the Internet and to the United States economy.
The two bills (Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and Protect IP Act in the Senate) have a noble goal, reducing online piracy. Unfortunately, these bills come at a terrible price – they will force the creation of a “great firewall of America” used to censor websites that are hosted outside of the US and they will burden Internet companies with liability and litigation that will force new jobs and businesses to be created overseas.
Below is a copy of letter I am sending to Congress today. Please feel free to share widely and comment below.
Here’s a link to the non-flash embedded version: http://db.tt/GMGdcCLp