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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Stop Internet censorship--or we kill this bird-catcher.

Baritone █████ Dore as Papageno in Mozart's Die  █████flöte.
Production from the Dortmund Opera. Photo by Menne.

I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit  http://americancensorship.org.

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I'm censoring the above paragraph in protest of two bills that would censor the web. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP act would give our government and corporations the power to take down entire websites over infringing posts by users, endangering the Internet as we know it.

And yes, Virginia, that includes Blogger, the home of Superconductor.

Uncensor This

To uncensor this post and ensure that internet censorship never becomes law in America contact your congressperson now. Thanks for doing this. Or all operas will soon be Lorin Maazel's 1984.
Paul Pelkonen,

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.