When I launched this site half way through 2011 I wanted to create a vehicle to express mine and my friends opinions on games. First impressions, reviews of games and hardware and discussing the ins and outs of my life are the main topics on display here. What I didn't foresee happening was the chance of losing something I've wanted to do for over five years. Just 1 More Level has been a dream of mine for a very long time and now there is congressional bills being worked on that would take my dream away.
Nothing about this site is illegal. You can turn the site over and see this is just a site focused on the thoughts and opinions of the video game industry by video gamers. However, under all of the bills in the works by the United States Congress my site would be shut down by federal law. What is not illegal now, would become illegal under the new Congressional bills.
This would place me as an opponent of these bills just by default. I'm all for protecting the individual ownership of any form of property. However I do not support any form of dismantling free speech. The United States government consistently travels down a very fine line between protecting the U.S.A. citizens and stomping on the fundamental foundations of the United States. Congressmen fight to improve this country, but taking away what makes the United States the United States will never be the answer. SOPA, PIPA and OPEN are filled with vague terminology and blanket statements.
Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (technically OPEDTA)
Read these documents for yourself and express any concerns you have with everyone around you. Most importantly your state representatives. Today I add Just1MoreLevel.com to the growing list of opponents to these bad bills.