On the Tuesday 24th January 2012, the US Senate will vote on the internet censorship bill. Several major websites have gone dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). For those of you who remain unsure just what this is all about, or if the bill will really impact you, I hope this video will help clarify things.
Meanwhile, in the House, two sponsors of SOPA have withdrawn their support for the bill:
Amid online protests that include major websites like Wikipedia blacking out their sites, a few co-sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress are defecting.
Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), originally a co-sponsor of the bill, pulled his name from the list of sponsors on Tuesday.
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) also has plans to remove his name as a co-sponsor Wednesday. A spokesman for Terry told the Omaha World-Herald that Terry concluded SOPA as written isn't the solution after civil liberties groups and tech companies rose up against the bill.
Stop the destruction of the Internet. Email your senators and tell them to stop S.968, the so-called "Protect IP Act." (PIPA)
[Video courtesy of Citizensnewsdaily]