SOPA/PIPA Blackout

On January 18, 2012 by JF Lynch
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On January 18th www.jflynch.com participated in the internet blackout protest of SOPA and PIPA. All art images were hidden and other content was either blocked by a black bar or displayed the following message:


ALL IMAGES AND CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN BLOCKED.

-SOPA/ PIPA

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

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A few words regarding my decision to participate in the protest:

I typically believe that any artist whose work is not outwardly political should refrain from publicly aligning themselves with any movement for fear their work might inherit its negativity. But this is something different. The language constituting SOPA & PIPA is a violent and desperate attack on an established evolutionary advancement in our world culture. These propositions are the acts of people that fear for their own future security because they cannot control it. It is not that I do not sympathize with them, as someone who has not felt secure in a long time, I certainly do. It’s just that they no longer have any right to that security and they certainly have no right to try to take it from everyone else.

I would like to thank everyone who supported this protest.

-JFL

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