In case you haven't heard, today major websites such as Reddit and Wikipedia have blacked out in protest of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act.) Other major websites have taken smaller steps in protest. Tumblr is giving users the option of blacking out their individual blogs for the day, and 4Chan has censorship bars across all content. While this is certainly frustrating (especially for someone who Reddits all day during class) it's only a taste of what could happen to the internet if these make it through.
Resources and More Information:
- Click here for more information and to sign a petition.
- Or you can go here for more information!
- Where do your members of Congress stand on SOPA and PIPA?
- A list of websites participating in the blackouts/protests.
- Information on a competing bill, OPEN.
- "How PIPA and SOPA Violate Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation"
- "The MPAA Says Blackout Protests are and Abuse of Power" Ironic, no?
- LOLcats protest song.