As you may or may not be aware, January 18 is the worldwide internet “blackout” to protest SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) that is currently in the US House of Representatives and PIPA (Protect IP Act) in the US Senate.  These broad and confusing pieces of legislation will change the face of the internet.  How?  For starters, like sites like YouTube and Facebook — or any site with user generated content — will have to self-police their sites for any copyright infringements.  So all those retro-commercial for I’ve posted asking “remember this?”  — that would no longer be possible.  Now, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, but you can see where this is going….and it’s not (in my opinion) good for the general public.  So today I stand with other websites both big and small in protest of #SOPA and #PIPA, but instead of blacking out content, I want to educate those of you who might be late to the discussion and who may want to sign a petition.   So here you go:

What WIKIMEDIA has to say about SOPA and the Anti-SOPA Blackout:

BoingBoing Going Dark on Jan 18th:

What the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has to say about PIPA and SOPA:

WordPress’ Call to Action:



PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.


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