Musician Peter Gabriel Comes Out Against SOPA/PIPA; Website Will Go Dark
from the well,-look-at-that... dept
We keep hearing how the “artists” that the entertainment industry gatekeepers say they’re “protecting” are not at all pleased about SOPA and PIPA. For example, we’ve already seen Ashton Kutcher come out against the bill. The latest is that famed musician Peter Gabriel has said that his own website will go dark in protest tomorrow:
“This year is going to be a very crucial year for the fate of digital rights and freedoms on the internet. We strongly support the campaign against both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. For that reason our websites will be down from 05.00 GMT for 24 hours in support of the campaign.
Please check out http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/ if you want to read more/sign the petition.
It’s been really sickening to see our usual critics (some of whom are admitted lobbyists in favor of the bills) insist that anyone against the bills is “in favor of piracy.” Clearly, many people from all over the place — including those who make their living in the “entertainment business” are against the bills. Or are we going to hear that Peter Gabriel just wants free stuff, too?