I’m not going to rehash what is already getting a tremendous amount of press today, but as of midnight several of the leading Internet services and destinations have “gone on strike” to protest the proposed Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). While both of these bills were hailed with a tremendous amount of fanfare from members of Congress as recently as one month ago, a groundswell of collective outrage from corporations and individuals alike has spawned protests from organizations like SOPA Strike and Fight For The Future. What are the potential risks of SOPA and PIPA? Watch and learn.
Google, Wired, WordPress, Wikipedia, reddit, and other major sites have “blacked out” their sites – some completely (Wikipedia) – to bring awareness to what is being called the largest online protest in history.
Visit Google’s “End Piracy, Not Liberty” page to sign their petition.