January 18, 2012

Protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA)


Today across the Internet, web sites and services are protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) currently in play in the U.S. congress.

Floating Sheep is joining this protest because the bills (as currently written) give extraordinary and wide sweeping power to major media companies as would be bad for the exchange of ideas and content that is the Internet.

Wikipedia has a nice overview on the issues surrounding these bills and currently has a nice form that provides contact information for U.S. representatives and senators.

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  1. I’m sure you’ve heard the details of Wikipedia’s blackout in protest of Internet censorship (SOPA and PIPA in particular), but if you haven’t, here’s an article that I read today which summarizes everything perfectly: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=HAIXJA7GW5U4&preview=article&linkid=f8d9fb9e-2af4-4b3c-acd1-89ecd53d0d67&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d Cheers!

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