Art Seen: The Day the Internet Blacked Out

Sad Girl by EBSQ Artist Aylan N Couchie
Sad Girl by EBSQ Artist Aylan N Couchie
Loneliness by EBSQ Artist S. Key
Loneliness by EBSQ Artist S. Key
Crossing Your Path by EBSQ Artist Carol DeMumbrum
Crossing Your Path by EBSQ Artist Carol DeMumbrum
Village Cemetery by EBSQ Artist Naquaiya
Village Cemetery by EBSQ Artist Naquaiya

An editorial note: none of these pieces were created to address today’s #StopSOPA protests. Nor did EBSQ have any obvious gallery pieces that addressed censorship in general (that wasn’t of the girly-bits variety, which would have diluted the message too much)

EBSQ did NOT “black out” today out of respect for our paying customers who depend upon our services. But I think as artists, this is a conversation we should probably be having. I personally (and professionally) oppose SOPA/PIPA. From what I’ve read and researched it goes too far in limiting our freedoms and doesn’t effectively address the issue of piracy, which many of our members have unfortunately experienced firsthand. So I bring it to you: Where does copyright protection end and censorship begin?

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2 thoughts on “Art Seen: The Day the Internet Blacked Out

  1. I appreciate the nod to the subject. It’s a two edged sword for artists.I don’t know what the happy medium would be, but like you, I have seen some of my fellow artists having to try to deal with piracy of their art and ideas. Sad to say, like most everything else these days, it usually takes money to right most of these wrongs, which is very unfortunate for most of us that just live from paycheck to paycheck…if we get a paycheck…(-:

  2. It’s both frustrating and sad. I’m in opposition to SOPA/PIPA as well. Seems we have little and the powers that be want to take the little that we have away.
    What will be left? A generic world with no individuality whatsoever. We are being “groomed”. no?
    I think yes.

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