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The Proving Ground will join the SOPA/PIPA blackout. Will you?

EDIT...  The js blackout script is gone and the site is back to functioning normally.  It seems even the Slingshot! Twitter component got involved today.  ;)


Hello Grasshopper community,

This may not be 100% related to Grasshopper and Rhino... but in my mind it is a very important topic for this community to consider....

 

No doubt piracy and the protection of intellectual property is an important issue, but bills like SOPA and Protect IP threaten a free and open internet where ideas like Grasshopper, its plug-ins, and countless other fantastic design tools continue to thrive.  The bills would set a precedent for United States government censorship of the internet as a matter of law... a precedent that could easily be abused.  It also seems that other governments around the world area considering similar measures. 

This is a global issue...

 

Tomorrow, my modest design and computation blog, The Proving Ground, will join the SOPA/PIPA protest with a blackout of content.   Blogs of all types and subjects will be participating along with Reddit and Wikipedia.  I encourage others, if you are of a similar mindset, to do the same.

 

You can read more about this subject here on my blog.  (before it goes dark, of course)


A free and open internet is essential for innovative, community-driven technology, tools, and design.

Can you imagine an amazing gallery of Grasshopper computational content that looks like this?

 

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Comment by Toussaint Jimenez Rojas on January 19, 2012 at 5:00pm

good initiative 

Comment by Nathan Miller on January 18, 2012 at 12:39am

Some simple javascript if anyone wants to participate on their site:  http://sopablackout.org/

Comment by Nathan Miller on January 17, 2012 at 11:27pm
Comment by Michael Pryor on January 17, 2012 at 10:00pm

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