Blackout: In Solidarity
Cropped a little to be less confusing (you can’t follow the link on the original image). You can access the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance Page here or by clicking on the graphic .
You’ re right, this blog isn’t produced in the Philippines. I know I am also primarily a food blogger with a library blog on the side. Yes. Both blogs need a little more attention.
While the US is not directly affected by this, I’m blacking out …Shot the Food for a little bit in solidarity. Here’s why:
- This law affects family and friends in the Philippines.
- A decent amount of my readership (at least according to site stats) hails from the Philippines.
- Although I am primarily a food/photography blogger, I am an information professional by trade. Information policy is one of my interests.
- I am still not a fan of the state cyberlaw is in… in the U.S. and elsewhere. I care about balance.
- The potential for abuse is great. As written, the provisions of the law are overbroad. One can potentially be jailed in my birth country for a “share”, “like”, or a “retweet”. Without due process of the law.
If you know any Filipinos, please pass this as well as the below articles with impunity… This recently-passed law is much worse than SOPA/PIPA. The articles cover why very well.
Update: We’ll be back to your regular programming sometime this weekend.