I am an unabashed advocate for free expression. The federal government should not restrict Internet access. As a content producer, I don’t want my intellectual property stolen. However, existing laws already protect my rights. Once I publish, my goal is widespread distribution. There was no need to introduce such freedom-killing bills as SOPA and PIPA which I opposed.
We need courageous legislators who will not jump every time powerful media companies demand more laws to protect their wealth. This is a new era. Limiting access is no longer a good business model. I believe the greatest value of intellectual property today is in its widest distribution.
The government should also not invade the privacy of citizens without a warrant. This is another area of disagreement between me and the incumbent who voted for CISPA.