Cyber Activism At It’s Best

If you’ve been on the web sometime today you may have noticed that there are lots of black bars and DNS blocks floating around.

To protest the latest SOPA and PIPA bills, big name websites have drawn a line in the sand to let congress know that they are not gonna take it (no were not gonna take it).

 

Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs – Google

 

I find that typing “SOPA and PIPA” this often is rather annoying so from this point on I will be referring to it as SOPIPA. Which I realize loses the whole purposeful spelling thing… but just go with it…

 

Wikipedia has gone as far as to black out their whole site.

 

MSNBC has brought this event aware to the public as well as offered a how-to access Wikipedia in case you can’t live without it for just one day… I guess a lot of lazy high schools complained because they couldn’t base their whole essays on the Bay of Pigs Wikipedia article…

 

Google also provides a petition to help resist SOPIPA as well as some information on what this really means to you and I. – HERE

(were not gonna take it… anymore) ok I’m done…

 

One thing is for sure. A vote for SOPIPA is a vote for punching puppies…

Do Something Click Here

 

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Author: Phil Hoyt

Web Developer, WordPress Expert, Marketing Enthusiast

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