We're joining these fine folks in blacking out our site on Wednesday, January 18th in protest of the SOPA (H.R.3261) and PIPA (S.968) bills pending in congress.
The site will be back up late Wednesday night when we post page 21 of Henson ex Machina. In the meantime, here are some SOPA related activities that you may enjoy:
We thought that, living in a hippie city in a hippie state, our representatives would already be doing the right thing on this one. No such luck -- our senators are co-sponsors of PIPA. If you vote in California, let senators Boxer and Feinstein know what you think of the bill (be nice, they've supported a lot of good bills as well).
The basic premise of bills like SOPA and PIPA is that art is created by the few, under the aegis of the RIAA and MPAA, and consumed by the masses, who can not be trusted to consume without paying. We believe that we live in a world of artists, weaving culture through the exchange of our creations, regarding art highly enough to nourish it, intellectually and financially, of our own accord.
So go ahead, put something new into the world.