Self-Education: Learning about SOPA and PIPA
Have you gone online today? Perhaps you are a frequent visitor of Wikipedia like I am, or maybe you're a news junkie and find yourself on Reddit more than you should. Tried any searches on Google? Are you a blogger on Wordpress.com? An avid gamer who reads Destructoid? Want to post an ad on Craigstlist? Maybe you just want to satisfy your stupid cat video fix on icanhascheezburger.com. Well, you're out of luck. And you've noticed, right? All these sites are censoring themselves as their way of fighting back against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). Believe it or not, all drama aside, this is a pretty big deal, and everyone should be aware of the larger repercussions these acts, if passed, will send rippling across our country. Watch the video below for an informative (and quick!) lesson as to how these acts will affect you and the country as we know it:
Be aware, and let your local representative(s) know what you think. Oh, and hey–what do you think about SOPA and PIPA?
Learn more about the video. Learn even more on The Economist. Or, check out an epic infographic made by Google.