Courtney Shelton Hunt
Here are my initial formal thoughts on all the SOPA hullabaloo that’s been brewing and erupted yesterday. Since so many people are posting anti-SOPA sentiments, I wanted to offer a different point of view.
I’m not necessarily pro-SOPA or pro-PIPA, but I was very frustrated by all the armchair protesters yesterday who were circulating petitions and declaring their objections to the proposed legislation without really being informed about their purposes, contents and related issues. I was also bothered by the grandstanding and negative political behavior of many tech companies who in my view were manipulating individuals to serve their own selfish purposes.
Piracy is an important social and economic issue that needs to be addressed thoughtfully, rationally, and ethically. Yesterday’s hullabaloo reflected none of those characteristics.