I’ve posted my stance on these useless, paid-for pieces of shit before, so I won’t bore you with it again. However, I thought I’d provide a quick rundown of pertinent information in regards to the bills and the actions of sites far more important than this one to combat them.
- Why Reddit, Boing Boing, Videosift, Wired, and The Oatmeal have joined the thousands of other sites protesting the bills today.
- Mark Zuckerberg: “Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet.”
- Boing Boing’s managing editor, Rob Reschizza, speaks to Al Jazeera about the bills. (Video)
- Why Wikipedia went dark, and how to access it during the blackout. (By the way, I’ve been using it all morning. Just hit Esc right when the page loads.) There is one page that is fully accessible. Here are a bunch of uninformed retards on Twitter that have no idea what’s going on.
- Although Senator Marco Rubio (co-sponsor of SOPA’s sister bill PIPA/prick) has withdrawn his support for the bill, The Daily What reminds us:
Make no mistake: SOPA has not been shelved. And a vote on PIPA is just around the corner. Luckily, hundreds of companies, charities, and notable individuals with strong moral character have joined forces to stop these dangerous Big Brother bills from moving forward.
- The RIAA reponds to the protests.
I will continue to post as usual today on The High Definite, partially because I get bored at my real job and that’s why I do this in the first place, but mostly because I don’t want to disappoint the 3 of you that read this site.
Take action. Now.