As much as possible, we try to stay clear of politics on this blog, but there’s a pair of bills before the US Congress that, if passed, would have a huge negative impact on the Internet we all know and love. The bills are the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
A number of Web-based companies are blacking out portions of their sites today in protest against the measures, including Wikipedia, Google, WordPress, Reddit, BoingBoing, Craigslist and others.
The Internet isn’t broke, and there’s no need for a new US law to attempt to fix it, with all the unintended consequences that entails.
The best thing US citizens can do is contact their elected representative to oppose the acts. You can find information to do so here.
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