Now, American lawmakers want to take things one step further on their own turf. They are putting the entertainment lobby ahead of their own voters, by seeking to pass legislation that puts the US on the same playing-ﬁeld as Iran, China and North Korea.
What will the internet be like after SOPA? Imagine a library ﬁlled with nothing but ﬂiers, catalogues, and calling cards. That will be the internet in a nutshell. If content holders go crazy with copyright complaints, the only websites left will be sites belonging to companies with teams of lawyers, or advertising sites, or personal or organizational sites made by people who know how to build non-copyright infringing sites, none of which will have comment sections. In other words, it will be boring.
James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was arrested [on Saturday] as part of the ongoing protests against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
That’s what I call putting your money where your scientific mouth is.
(via Discovery News)
God speed. Leave it to this country to either shut the scientists up or put them in jail in favor of company. I’m surprised not as much people are raging over this.
First Amendment I still have yet to read anything saying that these were not peaceful protesters exercising their First Amendment rights, so why are they being arrested?
So much for Sec. Chu being the scientists’ ally.