I have remained quiet on the whole SOPA issue even though it’s something I follow closely due to my job and my being a blogger. Since today is blackout day, I’ll talk about the issue and how it affects me. Even though I’m not american, my blog is available in the US and is hosted on WordPress, a US based site. Canada/US treaties means that I’m not above US laws and I could be prosecuted for breaking american laws.
I don’t want to turn this blog into a whole debate on the issue but I’ll say this. If SOPA passes in its current form I will shut down this blog. I am not willing to risk doing something that could be considered illegal (linking a protected image for example). I love to travel and my job could require me to travel to the US at some point so it’s not something I can afford to risk.
So I dearly hope SOPA not to pass but if it does RL will take prority over blogging.