If piracy means being intelligent, smart, aware and demanding consumers, then the whole internet universe is a pirate.
We're evolved beings, we love convenience, we pay for what its worth, we do not care for your inefficiencies, we love results, we hate reasons. We're the consumers of the free parallel universe we created and we want it to be free of restrictions and interference.
If using knowledge learnt from someone is piracy, then the first step you took as a baby was piracy because it was based on someone elses knowledge, someone who invented it, the first syllable you spoke was a pirated word, the first time you picked up a book and learnt something from it without paying for it was piracy? We all learn from our environment and we learn from experiences and observation without paying for it. Is that piracy too?
Wikipedia, Google, Facebook and hundreds of prominent portals have shaped the internet into a free product consumed by millions across the globe and I extent my support to their cause. The internet is a free enterprise and we want it to be free of government interference,free of restrictions or government influence, free for the people to use.
If you oppose SOPA, share the knowledge, create awareness of it, make yourself heard, let a handful not dictate on the real rulers - the public.
Thank you for the all support and encouragement you have given to us over the years. With the advent of 2012, we at MP are planing to bring in some exciting changes and new activities. It will be a gradual process, but we are at it.
To start with, we have decided to announce a Member of the month [one each month] AND thank him/her for the high energy activities on the site. We will be sending a Goodies bag to the MOM [Member of the month] who will be selected based on both quality and quantity of his/her interactions and activities.
Also to be rolled out in this year, is an academics driven activity called Management Guru's. Stay Tuned for the details.
And to start the year with some fun and frolic we will announce a contest shortly.
Looking forward to a dashing year ahead for you and us.