Internet Freedom in Puerto Rico & The World

Free event about SOPA & PIPA -

Last week, due to the overwhelming support of major websites, the intellectual copyright protection bills SOPA and PIPA were defeated. That is, at least for now. So, please my friends, let's remain vigilant, because I can assure you that the interests which help breathe life into these bills will not rest.

Further, if the last 40 years is any indication, we are likely to see some sort of intellectual protection bill make it to the floor of the US Congress and end up in some president's hands for signature. Mark my word, this issue is not dead. More like the living dead, a zombie issue, if you like. It will just keep on coming and coming until it overhwlems everyone or we can deliver a kill shot to Hollywood's head. Many companies are trying to do just that. These companies believe that the only way to kill the intellectual property rights legisilation is to out innovate Hoolywood and deliver solutions that make their demands obsolete. I wish them the best of luck.

In the meantime, we've got to be ready. The first task is to arm oursleves with information. This Thursday night, we've got an excellent opportunity to get started. Lcdo. Fernando Cervoni will be giving a speech about SOPA and PIPA in the theater of the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana Campus at 6:30pm. The speech "Queremos un Internet Libre - SOPA & PIPA" will be hosted by the Internet Society of Puerto Rico. I believe the event is free and open to the public, so on behalf of Lcdo. Cervoni, I cordially you invite you to attend. There is more information available on the ISOC-PR Facebook Page.