SB Nation Officially Opposes SOPA And PIPA

Today, January 18, as you may already know, several large websites including Wikipedia have gone dark in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

SB Nation has issued a statement opposing these proposed laws; here is the gist of SB Nation's opposition, as written by the editor of, Chris Mottram:

In this age of new media, there are new and varied ways of using and sharing content that didn't exist just a few years ago, and content owners want to make sure that those uses don't go too far. The problem with SOPA as drafted is that the legislation could not only greatly reduce our ability to find the content we're looking for online, but it could also have serious implications for SB Nation and many of our other favorite sites.

Vox Media, Inc., the parent company of SB Nation (and BCB), has issued an official company statement laying out our opposition to these laws; you can read it here.

Normally, I do not want political issues posted about nor discussed at this site, since this site is about baseball and the Cubs. However, these laws, if passed, could have a serious impact on Vox Media and SB Nation, thus, our official company opposition to these proposals. I ask that comments on this post be kept respectful and non-ideological and confined to this one issue only. If I see comments begin to deviate from this request, comments on this post will be closed.

FanPosts are written by readers of Bleed Cubbie Blue, and as such do not reflect the views of SB Nation or Vox Media, nor is the content endorsed by SB Nation, Vox Media or Al Yellon, managing editor of Bleed Cubbie Blue or reviewed prior to posting.