There are enough people writing about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), and I don’t intend to add unnecessary commentary to the anti-SOPA movement. And yes, I am anti-SOPA.
Instead, I encourage you to check out this post by EFF, see how you can contribute to the effort, if you are also against the SOPA act. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/thank-you-internet-and-fight-continues
Thanks to all these efforts, the NY Times reports that at least 10 representatives have withdrawn their support, as of 9pm Eastern January 18th. Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/technology/web-protests-piracy-bill-and-2-key-senators-change-course.html?_r=1
Note these websites (and many many many more) that participated in the SOPA Blackout today:
- Google, www.google.com (gathered 4.5 petition signatures)
- Wikipedia, www.wikipedia.com (offers direct links to contact your representatives)
- Wired, www.wired.com
- FireBoing Boing, www.boingboing.com
- Reddit, www.reddit.com
Thank you all for helping raise awareness!
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