Today I have chosen to join the global protest against radical anti-piracy bills pending in Congress. Internet sites and users around the world are concerned that the SOPA and PIPA bills will provide unreasonable extraterritorial powers to the US Attorney General, including the ability to shutter the Canadian Cloud despite the fact that we are clearly not based in the United States.
The reasons for my protest are quite simple:
That is what the Internet might look like if SOPA and PIPA are passed. Michael Geist has a great review of the impact of these bills on Canada at http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6244/125/.
I have chosen to stand up for my right, and the rights of our users, to provide services on the Internet without being subject to the risk of unreasonable actions of foreign governments.
Wally Kowal is the president and founder of Canadian Cloud Computing Inc.