I would be remiss as an artist and a lawyer not to post something about this horrible SOPA tomfoolery that is currently on the table. When you get into its implications, you can’t help but see how poorly thought out this act is. In their heavy-handed attempts to stop piracy and intellectual property infringement, corporations are stifling expression and creativity. Interestingly enough, I suspect these same corporations will be screwing themselves because if they succeed in stifling sites like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter, it will have a serious adverse affect on their own interests.
WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show did a segment on SOPA that I thought was very worth sharing because it helps simplify and breakdown its implications. Listen to it right here and then spread the word!