January 18, 2012
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.
The Senate will begin voting on January 24th.
The video above does a very good job of explaining the current concerns. For my fellow Etsy sellers this could mean that if one shop in Etsy is violating a copyright or trademark that the entire Etsy site could be shut down and blocked. Currently, right Etsy works with sellers that may be infringing trademarks or copyrights. They have their own rules that work very well.
Send an e-mail to your senator today: http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/