I’m sorry to inconvenience all of you, but tomorrow (January 18), Making Geek Look Good is blacking out in protest of SOPA, which in short intends to fight online counterfeiting and trafficking of copyrighted materials in such a broad way that any and every website could be at risk of being blocked. TechDirt has a fantastic article explaining the flaws and risks of SOPA & PIPA, and they explain the issue much better than I ever could.
However, I will say that the law really has not kept up with technology in so many ways, and piracy and copyright infringement are serious issues. However, SOPA & PIPA are proof that legislators are not doing their part in trying to catch up. I think John Lilly said it quite perfectly:
I’m not convinced that Congress is at all the right body to be taking up these issues, and am 100% convinced that they don’t currently have the technical wherewithal to make informed decisions, in any event.