Before I say anything about SOPA, let me say that I am not battling SOPA because I’m into illegally downloading books/music/movies. As a provider of content (author of three books), I am strongly FOR paying for the media I use. And don’t give me that crap about it isn’t stealing cause you were never going to buy it anyway. You didn’t have something, now you have it, and you neither paid for it nor obtained the permission of the person who provided it. You call it what you want; I call it stealing.
Now that THAT is out of the way….
What I’m also very much against is the government wasting time and MY money trying to stop something they will never stop. I’m against SOPA for many of the reasons I’m against the TSA. The TSA is security theater; SOPA is anti-piracy theater. The only thing it will accomplish besides wasted money is some government folks getting to say that they did what they could — all while wasting millions of taxpayer dollars and the time of other companies’ IT departments.
Chime in! Especially over at my new domain stopsopacentral.com. 😉
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.