Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stop Online Piracy Act - Blackout

In support of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) blackout, I'm giving you only the dry bones ... The SOPA bill, which was introduced in November, gives Internet Service Providers the power to deny us access to sites that host any copyrighted material. To give an idea of how devastating SOPA would be, sites that would be taken down would be: YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, WordPress, CheezBurger, Vimeo ... virtually all online social media would be removed. You would not be able to read this blog because Blogger would also be taken down.  
 
Here's the actual bill:

             
Here's how to write your government officials and let them know what you think:




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