What is SOPA/PIPA and Why the Web is Going Dark on January 18, 2012

19 thoughts on “What is SOPA/PIPA and Why the Web is Going Dark on January 18, 2012”

  1. This is just terrible….SOPA is the equivalent of curing a headache with a guillotine. It may stop piracy, but it would shut down our economy and unconstitutionally erode our most basic freedoms in the process.

    I just hope that everyone realizes how important this is and does their part to save the internet & our economy! …here is another good video that explains the consequences of SOPA pretty well:

    1,000s of more websites have joined the force and went dark today, we need EVERYONES help!!!!


    1. The sad thing is that people are thinking it’s a nice bill as it wants to fight online piracy. They fall for the visually innocent name of the bill and don’t bother to understand what’s beneath it.


  2. This is madness! And it’s got to be stopped! What right have they to block our blogs? We cannot sit and check out every nook and cranny of the site we want to link for infringement, we have lives and have better ways to go about living it.

    Free speech is at stake and for them to take that away is …. just insane! I’m not American but I’m trying to do what I can to help put a stop to this insanity and I’ve blacked out my entire blog but I’m not sure how long WP will permit it to be blocked … but there’s always the ribbon until the 24th.
    Awesome post by the way, Wiki seems to be allowing the page about SOPA for everyone to access and the video WP provided was very helpful, but your post helped me to get a better grasp of this sordid situation, thank you.


  3. I think had this bill become law, the Internet, as we know it, would have become something totally different and controlled.

    That said, this issue won’t go away but will be hiding in the shadows. If more people don’t resist and fight back then the angle of their attack can change.


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