Recently, a new bill was proposed called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). It has caused quite a ruckus online and it's a reason for great concern. Though the bill is supposed to protect copyright, it goes much further than it should.
Frankly, I'm for copyright protection. If someone creates something and holds that copyright, they should be able to choose whether or not to protect it via legal means.
I expressed my concerns with my representative in congress. He emailed me back and said:
I strongly oppose this bill and have already urged the House Judiciary Committee to reject the House version of this bill's overly broad language that would force Internet Service Providers to implement various filtering technologies on their networks.Frankly, his letter to the Judiciary Committee (that he included in his email to me) expresses my concerns better than I could even word them, so I have cut and pasted it below.
Thank you, Congressman Doggett for being a wise crusader in this cause. I will remember your swift response to my concerns the next time I enter the voting booth.