BootleggersIn our opinion censorship on the web is never a good thing. While we are not here to get on the soapbox or try to instill values, SOPA is just bad for business. 
Embedly is a company that deals with millions of links a day. If you start censoring what people can link to, inevitably that hurts us. 
When a user embeds an infringing video, who is at risk? The site that embedded the video, the video hosting service or the delivery mechanism? I certainly don’t want to find out. Maybe it will be like prohibition and Embedly will become the bootleggers of our time, transporting content from provider to publisher.
If you visit embed.ly today you will see a tiny band over our logo in solidarity for the cause.

We encourage you to read the bill, watch the video and visit americancensorship.org to learn more.


Sean

Bootleggers

In our opinion censorship on the web is never a good thing. While we are not here to get on the soapbox or try to instill values, SOPA is just bad for business. 

Embedly is a company that deals with millions of links a day. If you start censoring what people can link to, inevitably that hurts us. 

When a user embeds an infringing video, who is at risk? The site that embedded the video, the video hosting service or the delivery mechanism? I certainly don’t want to find out. Maybe it will be like prohibition and Embedly will become the bootleggers of our time, transporting content from provider to publisher.

If you visit embed.ly today you will see a tiny band over our logo in solidarity for the cause.

We encourage you to read the bill, watch the video and visit americancensorship.org to learn more.

Sean

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