So, what’s this SOPA and PIPA thing all about?

18 01 2012

As you’ve probably seen by now, today many websites such as Wikipedia are blocking access to their content today as a sign of protest over two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. These are essentially the same piece of legislation, PIPA being the Senate version and SOPA being the version introduced in the House of Representatives. On the surface, these acts intend to stop online piracy and protect intellectual property, but digging a little deeper shows how the legislation can be used by both the government and the entertainment industry to censor online content.

Here’s one of the better videos I’ve seen on the subject:

Google has lots more information on the subject here:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

I hope you’ll take action by contacting your local Congressman.

– dEV

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18 01 2012
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