Here’s the skinny on this stuff as you may have heard in the news lately.

Two characters in this play:  PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

Both PIPA and SOPA are trying to get passed through Congress and House.  Why?  Because angry media executives are tired of having their TV shows, music and movies pirated and illegally distributed online.  Hence, they throw lots of dollars to government representatives to try and pass bills into law.

So, the supporters of PIPA and SOPA are:  basically the people who are trying to sell media to you, such as book publishers, music producers, TV networks, movie producers.  Why?  Because they want to SELL their products to you, not give them away.  (Obviously, they’ve worked hard at making their product.  So you should spend a buck or two on purchasing their product.  Right?)

My problem:  (One of my many problems)  The internet can’t be regulated!  SOPA and PIPA are archaic ideas saying that if we block these websites that may contain pirated material, then the world will be a better place.  But, we all know what happened when the government decided to block every strange looking person (myself included) that may be walking through the airport to blow up a plane…that’s right TSA was born.  And we all know how that is working out.

For more info on these ridiculous bills, please read here:


The good news out of all of this is that Democraps and Republicasses are at least agreeing on something!