An Open Letter From Artists Regarding SOPA/PIPA
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Today Stop The Wall published an open letter from various music artists (including MGMT, OK Go, The Lonely Island, Nada Surf, Amanda Palmer) and other creators and personalities (Neil Gaiman, Aziz Ansari) concerning the SOPA and PIPA legislation. The collected artists add their voices to the already massive concerns from Google, Wikipedia, Craigslist, Reddit, and dozens of other websites.

Some of the text:

We are deeply concerned that PIPA and SOPA's impact on piracy will be negligible compared to the potential damage that would be caused to legitimate Internet services. Online piracy is harmful and it needs to be addressed, but not at the expense of censoring creativity, stifling innovation or preventing the creation of new, lawful digital distribution methods.

Read the whole thing here

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