Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic
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SOPA Opera

I'm not one for boycotts or petitions to try to sway congresscritters who are not my own. I spent too much time covering state legislatures to be deluded into thinking anyone except big money supporters can influence a politician from outside his/her own constituency.

Both my US Senators as well as my Congressional rep have been against SOPA/PIPA from day one, as well as the two Congressfolk both north and south of my district. It's effing Silicon Valley, folks. If California's senators had been Republicans, it would be an entirely different story.

I have nothing to be worried about. All the content on my journal and web site is my own, or is there with permission of the copyright holder, or is in the public domain. Everything I cross-post on FB falls firmly under the fair use clause, and/or had been placed in the public domain by the creators.

I don't steal content via file sharing sites. There is no noble reason behind this, I mostly don't think there is anything out there worth waiting for days to download.

For those of you who live in the US and are unfortunate enough to be represented by proponents of these bills, email them, phone them, snailmail them and let them know you contribute to the campaigns of candidates who oppose them and the bills.

Meanwhile, Diane Feinstein turns 79 in June. One wonders if she is considering retirement.
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