I am sure you have read the headlines today. Many major websites have shut down in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill. Under the current wording of SOPA and PIPA, websites could potentially be blacklisted from search engines, advertising networks and Internet Service Providers via court order. Your favorite websites (think Youtube, Tumblr, Wikipedia) might get penalized, blacklisted or even shut down due to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
I cringe thinking of what it entails to have the government regulating the content available on the internet for the benefit of a few Hollywood studios, record labels, and publishers to maximize their profits. It’s our hard earned tax dollars working for the benefit of a few for profit companies. There are lots of great articles on this subject on the news today, but here is one on CNN if you wish to read further.
Help stop this bill and tell your congressman to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA. It takes seconds.