Stop SOPA and PIPA
If you didn't already know, Congress is considering BLOCKING and/or CENSORING the internet. Yes, they want control of free-speech resources that may threaten the spread of new ideas all in the name of preventing software piracy. While we at Unconfusing do not in any way condone, support, or practice piracy, we do not feel that taking this action is warranted. We feel that this legislation does not represent what the people want and is an over-reaction supported, encouraged, and promoted by "big-money" lobbyists.
We sincerely hope that you will take action and contact your representatives urging them to vote NO and drop their support of this legislation. This legislation, if passed, will limit free speech and the spread of ideas and takes the United States one step closer to a Communistic, government-fed nation. There are people around the world who have limitations imposed on the spread of ideas and have their governments censoring their internets. Do we really want to become one of those nations?
We contacted Alabama State Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, but apparently Mr. Shelby was too busy to respond. Mr. Sessions did respond but his canned response was alarmingly one-sided. He wrote:
...it is important to protect the rights of intellectual property producers. The companies that create and produce copyrighted work have a right to be protected against piracy and other illegal reproduction of their works.
While we sincerely appreciate the Senator's time, we are of the opinion that perhaps Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shelby, and the other representatives of Alabama should consider the softer voices that are crying out but unfortunately do not have enough money as Hollywood and the RIAA to send representatives Washington to wine and dine them. We hope that the voices of the Alabama people are heard. EFF has made it very simple to contact your Senators, and we hope you will take the time to do so.
Read the full response from Senator Sessions.