News has been traveling around the internet about a bill that the American government is trying to pass, which is supposed to help prevent piracy of copyrighted materials via the world wide web. Though, I have no qualms with trying to keep piracy to a minimum, doing something utterly ridiculous that takes away the right to free speech that every American supposedly has isn’t going to gain my approval or the approval of any person with free will and a brain.
With the communities push to get everyone to contact their regional politicians and inform them to vote these bills down, they’ve also organized a special protest schedule for Wednesday, January 18th. On this day countless websites will shut down their websites and forfeit any profits they might have been able to make that day. This blog will also participate in this protest and I humbly ask anyone reading this who owns a website to do the same.
If you’d like to hear more about these bills and what you can do to help out, please visit the Stop American Censorship website. They have videos explaining what SOPA and PIPA are as well as instructions on what you can do to help out.