KILL SOPA AND PIPA. HERE'S HOW:
If passed, the proposed US legislation SOPA and PIPA will provide a real and serious threat of censorship of the internet. While I am not a legal expert I know enough to realize that these bills are just the first in a movement to stifle creativity, free speech and freedom of expression on the internet.
I encourage all who read this to take the time to read through the links below and educate yourself on the types of things that these bills contain and what can be done to fight against not only these bills but any future measures to curb free speech and freedom of expression.
If we fail to do this now we risk killing the openness that lies at the center of what the internet is and why it is the greatest tool for good that the world has ever known.
Don't forget today, January 18, 2012, the day the internet stood up against censorship.
Power Word: Gold
Information on H.R.3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act at OpenCongress.org
Information on S.968 PROTECT IP Act at OpenCongress.org
Problematic language in the bill pointed out by a redditor.
Video examination of bill's language.
List of companies that have expressed support for SOPA or PIPA.
List of tech companies, and their contact info, that have expressed support for SOPA or PIPA.
List of companies that have expressed concern with SOPA and PIPA.
Take Action Checklist at Stop American Censorship.
Contact Your Representative with info and a widget to find them by EFF and Wired for Change.
Directory of Representatives
Senators of the 112th Congress
Helpful info on making phone calls to your Senator or Representative.
SOPAOpera.org keeps track of where your Congressmembers stand on PROTECT-IP and SOPA.