I’m not much of a guy for protesting. But SOPA & PIPA are absolutely nuts. They are terrible implementations of worse ideas. So I’m joining the strike. This blog will be down tomorrow. I know I don’t get much traffic, but that’s not the point. I must publicly stand against the moves of entrenched power to enclose the information commons. The rhetoric around these laws pretends to be all about protecting the little guy, the artists and the economy. But that’s totally bogus. These laws are all about protecting the ability of large corporations to enclose ownership of more and more data, and use the government to a pawn to rend the very fabric of the Internet when that enclosure is threatened.