There probably has not been a better summary of the issues involved in the recent legislation drafted, and under consideration for passage, by the Congress in the USA to regulate the Internet. Our activities on the Internet are focused on sharing–ideas, images, video, links that we think are germane to our work in entrepreneurial conservation–and therefore directly threatened by SOPA.
We would not have thought that if Shirky and other new economy thinkers and entrepreneurs had not been so quick and eloquent about the risks of that legislation–not only to citizens of that country but to users of the Internet worldwide.
It is actionable. If Shirky’s argument is not compelling enough for you, click the image below to go to another well-expressed explanation for why this matters and what to do about it.