Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Have you heard that some of the most popular Internet sites are participating in a blackout today in opposition of SOPA and PIPA, two proposed federal laws that will lead to Internet censorship?  Google and Wikipedia some of the sites spreading awareness of this proposed legislation. 

What does this mean for you as an American Internet user?  The point of this legislation is to prevent piracy, which is a rampant problem on the Internet.  I agree that copyrighted material (music, photos, software, etc.) should not be stolen.  However, this legislation will hold individual websites accountable when users and readers post or share copyrighted material illegally.  It will require site administrators (bloggers, retail businesses, etc.) to censor content if users share copyrighted material.  It could censor results in your Google searches.  It could impact my ability to search for free recipes online.  As an avid blog reader who prides herself in her collection of online recipes, I don't want to support censorship of the Internet. 

You can read more about the blackout here.


I know I owe you a good recipe!  Things have been a bit hectic around our home, but rest assured that I have some photos on my camera waiting to be uploaded and with new food photos come new recipes!  If you miss me, why not follow me on Twitter @keeleypowell or on Pinterest?


  1. Great explanation, straight and to the point. totally agree.

  2. Thanks for the education. I was completely unaware of this until today. I'm glad that everyone is spreading awareness.

  3. Yep, exactly! I think SOPA and PIPA are going to create a mess and people like us will suffer in the cross-fire just because someone else chose to do things the wrong way. The lines are so grey, that I only see disaster ahead of us if these pass. Sigh.


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