Skip to comments.Al Gore Comes Out Against SOPA
Posted on 01/06/2012 5:16:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
Former Vice President (and Apple board member) Al Gore has some strong words against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
The bill would very probably have the effect of really shutting down the vibrancy of the Internet, Gore said at a CareerBuilder event Thursday night.
SOPA, if passed, would give the U.S. federal government a wide array of powers for disabling a website it found to be in violation of copyright law. Many Internet users and tech companies, including Yahoo, Google and eBay, consider the bill dangerous to the structure of the Internet as we know it.
Gore certainly, if belatedly, agrees. In our world today there is hardly anything more important than to save and protect the vibrancy and freedom of the Internet, he said.
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Hell has frozen over.. I agree with him..
I was looking for reports of Kilauea blowing out ice crystals after reading that one.
This has to be a bad bill when Conservatives and Liberals agree this is a bad bill.. It stinks to high heaven..
After all, he did invent the internet.
Follow the money.
You’re right, Big Al did invent the internet and so I guess he would know what’s best. But then, he also invented man-made global warming so I guess he would know what’s best. But then, Big Al sort of looks like the main character in “One Flew Over the Coco Nest” which would seem to negate just about anything he could say.
I am not surprised. The internet is his baby. He invented it, after all.