SOPA, PIPA, and Censorship. Oh my!


If there’s one thing I hate, it’s censorship.  Not the kind where parents tell their kids not to listen to explicit lyrics or that they can’t watch R-rated movies.  The kind where the government or another organization attempts to stop the free-flow of ideas and creativity under the banner of doing what’s right and protecting intellectual property.

I, and the rest of the Internet, call shenanigans.

In lieu of blacking out today or even writing a long-winded essay about the evils of censorship and the damage it can do, I thought I would post some links to other writers who’ve posted about it already.  These are some good reads, and if you’ve got the time, I suggest you work your way through them all.

By B.J. Keeton

B.J. KEETON is a writer, teacher, and runner. When he isn't trying to think of a way to trick Fox into putting Firefly back on the air, he is either writing science fiction, watching an obscene amount of genre television, or looking for new ways to integrate fitness into his geektastic lifestyle. He is also the author of BIRTHRIGHT and co-author of NIMBUS. Both books are available for Amazon Kindle.


  1. Great round up of articles here! I’m especially digging the one about Geocities coming back. Even if we exclude all the reasons about censorship and the potential for corporate sabotage, that is one of the worst possible outcomes. The web of the ’90s is a truly scary place.

  2. SOPA is bad and it came to suck the internet. I am really disappointed with this SOPA and PIPA act 🙁

  3. While I believe that there should be a form to “protect” copyright infringements, I think that the way the SOPA as it looks, may seriously hamper the overall efficiency of the internet… It comes to a point that I have to think if when writing a post, I can or can not use say the word “Apple”…

  4. If you thought SOPA was bad, just wait Until you meet ACTA.
    ACTA had move forward in Europe despite protests.

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