I don’t believe in piracy. I try very hard to make sure my website and posts are designed to inspire people to patronize/support the people/products that I write about. As someone who has had their work pirated I absolutely believe in copyright protection, and giving those who are being harmed by digital stealing a way to fight back.

I do not believe that SOPA/PIPA is the answer, however. The Internet – and the core values of the country that I call home – is about open and free communication. I’d rather lose money than lose the ability to have a forum where people can express themselves without big bullies having the ability to abuse the rules and shut them up on a whim.

I have already alerted my Congressional Representatives that I do not believe SOPA/PIPA are the best answers to a real problem. If you agree with me, you can voice that concern and try to transform the opinion of the people who are making these decisions here. If you don’t agree with me, feel free to speak up. Because I may not agree with you, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to do so.