End Piracy, Not Liberty

I was SO excited to participate in RTW today, since it’s been like two months since the last time I did, but I heartily agree with the stand against SOPA and PIPA that YA Highway is taking. They shared several links with information on these two bills and a few links to sites that are forming petitions.

While SOPA has been getting a lot of attention, PIPA is pretty scary too. Just watch this short video from Fight for the Future to learn how:

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Now hop over to Fight for the Future and sign their petition.

Or check out Google’s petition (and sign it!).

Or jump over to YA Highway for a few more links.

These bills are scary with the amount of censorship control they give to the government. Luckily for us, we live in a democracy. Our voices can be heard–they can do something.

Now let’s exercise that right to defend our freedom of speech.

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

3 thoughts on “End Piracy, Not Liberty

  1. I much prefer these kinds of approaches to just going dark for the day. Symbolic protests are important and can spur people into action, too, but I feel like keeping people informed about HOW they can take action, even if it’s in a very small way, has a greater chance of being effective.

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