January 19, 2012

AIGA Minnesota fully supports AIGA’s position on SOPA/PIPA, which is summarized below.

“AIGA’s position on SOPA, the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act, is that the bill in its current form should not be enacted—although we agree with the original intent of the bill, which was to protect creative property from wanton theft and piracy online. . . . A parallel bill, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), was introduced in the Senate.

AIGA is firmly against the bills in their current form; the proposed cure is even more severe than the disease. The bills aim to fight online piracy by preventing U.S.-based search engines from directing users to sites distributing stolen materials and gives content owners the ability to essentially shut down websites that they believe violate their copyright.”

The above is a summary of AIGA’s position on SOPA/PIPA. AIGA Minnesota fully supports AIGA’s entire position, which can be found on the AIGA website.

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Heather Michael
Heather Michael
For as long as she can remember Heather has been a lover of color and pattern and a skilled problem solver. Design brought these two passions together and there has been no looking back.

Heather holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where she was encouraged to join AIGA as a student. 

In her free time, Heather is out enjoying all the wonderful places in the Twin Cities with her partner, family, friends and dogs, Paisley and Guthrie.