Hey, if you care at all about how much control the government has on the content you can see online, you need to help us stop SOPA and PIPA. These are very similar bills before congress designed to curb online piracy, but in fact allow for the government to shut down any site they deem as in violation of a copyright. That’s right, we’re giving the government the right to shut down sites. Not OK.
The bill is so deadly because it allows the blockage of a site even if the supposed copyright infringement is user generated content. Theoretically, you could be shut down for a comment on your blog that violates a copyright. Sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, and others couldn’t exist. It would be the end of the internet as we know it.
Don’t let this happen. Stop censorship.
- Educate yourself: SOPA
- Email/Call Congress
- Sign the petition:
Google asks, can you here us? Sign it.
- Support the cause: Try out one of the great anti-SOPA WordPress plugins to show your solidarity and support the cause.