If it’s good enough for Wikipedia…
We rarely get political here at the Therapeutic Landscapes Network, but since a huge part of our mission is to “provide information, free of charge, about gardens and landscapes that promote health and well-being,” this seems like a time to dive in to the fray. So, no TLN Blog post “exploring the connection between nature and health” today.
Instead, please visit the SOPA strike page (http://sopastrike.com/strike) and add your voice to the thousands of people, organizations, and businesses speaking out against the internet censorship bills, SOPA & PIPA. This page takes you straight to a petition, and this page and provides some good information, including who all is participating. Quite an impressive list.
Wikipedia has kindly left this page up for you to learn more about SOPA and PIPA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more. Here’s their synopsis of the 2 bills:
SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA is an acronym for the “Protect IP Act.” (“IP” stands for “intellectual property.”) In short, these bills are efforts to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites, but, in our opinion, they do so in a way that actually infringes free expression while harming the Internet. Detailed information about these bills can be found in the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act articles on Wikipedia, which are available during the blackout.