I’ve been having trouble lately finding time to write, what with work; raising seven baby dairy goats (Oberhasli) in the house; an ailing 92 yr mother; and my son graduating from college.

House Goaties

Anywho’s… in case you didn’t notice, the Senate Judiciary Committee just passed the Protect IP Act (known as PIPA) last week.  Luckily, Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon) has placed a hold on the legislation just as he did on it’s predecessor, COICA (Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act).  Protect IP is the wayward son of COICA and will be even more damaging to the Internet as we know it.  Since I still don’t have enuf time to write my own opinion of this ridiculous piece of legislation, I’m going to point you to some excellent articles/essays on just how dangerous the Protect IP Act is.

Larry Downes wrote the following two articles:

Be sure to read the next to last section of the Forbes article titled “What are we fighting for?

Lauren Weinstein has written extensively on both Protect IP & COICA.  Here are his latest articles/essays:

Mother Board article:

Business Insider article:

And finally, I’ll close with a couple columns on TorrentFreak by Rick Falkvinge:

If you have not yet emailed, called or written your representatives to oppose this nasty piece of legislation, then now is the time!