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Following the January 18 mass online blackout against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) , Congress flushed these contentious pieces of intellectual property legislation down the proverbial toilet thanks to a soiling of public outcry. And now a Kickstarter project wants to help you send these bills down the crapper again — literally. The project, known on Kickstarter simply as “Print the SOPA and PIPA bills on Toilet Paper!”, is exactly what it sounds like — SOPA and PIPA on toilet paper. According to the project’s creator, who goes by Craig R. (he told us he’d prefer that his “moonlighting as an entrepreneur not become official office gossip”), the point of the project is to create a symbol around which SOPA and PIPA opponents can rally.
Published time: March 15, 2012 19:52 Edited time: March 15, 2012 23:52 Image from www.mashable.com With America’s largest Internet providers only weeks from their next attempt at curbing copyright crimes by way of a coast-to-coast anti-piracy campaign, opponents of online censorship are taking their own message to the streets — literally. At least 120 supporters have pledged a total of $15,111 by Thursday afternoon, more than enough to fund a billboard that will be erected above an avenue in the State of Texas district that is represented by Lamar Smith, the same lawmaker who introduced the failed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Although Representative Smith’s SOPA was killed in Congress, advocates for an open Internet still have concerns over how a partnership between Washington and Hollywood could crush the World Wide Web through other attempts at censorship.
Posted by Michelle Paulson on March 9th, 2012 After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012. The transfers were done seamlessly and our sites did not experience any interruption of service or other issues during the procedure.
Wikipedia says no to Go Daddy Go Daddy , the well-known Internet registry, made a business blunder. The company supported the controversal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) .