Senator Feinstein,

I am dismayed to learn you are a co-sponsor of S.968, Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011. I assume your support has been purchased by the content industries that cannot handle and adapt to the realities of the digital age, and thus seek to strip American citizens of the freedoms and justice that embody the American Ideal.

The bill is problematic on legally, ethically, and morally--as I'm sure has been pointed out to you by experts in those areas. I will add that economically, by interfering with the basic function of the internet, you will do real harm to Californian businesses and their employees. And it will not be limited to stifling the innovations that come from the technology sector, where I currently work, but to ANY endeavor that relies on free communication that the internet provides.

The good news is, we, who understand technology, will adapt. If you break the internet, we will simply create a new one. This is the basic principle that the internet was originally created under: route around damage. All you will have accomplished is out yourself as being more concerned with fighting for corporations than actual people, and anyone smart will have left for more supportive pastures. The creative class: we are smart, we are capable, and we are MOBILE.

It's at this point that you, Senator, can decide which side of history you'll be on: the ones who don't understand, who are afraid, and who can be bought; or the ones who will create the future and leave everyone else behind.