SOPA And PIPA Protest

Two bills, Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa) being debated by Congress right now. While I am firmly against internet piracy, I believe these bills, if passed, could fatally damage the free and open internet.

An Ocean with no ship news!

In reaction to these over broad and badly written bills, Wikipedia and  user-generated news site Reddit and the blog Boing Boing are also taking part in the “blackout”.

For more detail, see this pro and con article on CBC:

SOPA, PIPA: What you need to know By Stephanie Condon

Opponents of SOPA and PIPA include WordPress, Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, eBay, Mozilla Corporation, Roblox, Reddit,the Wikimedia Foundation, and human rights organizations such as Reporters Without Borders,the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Human Rights Watch and others.


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