Stop Online Piracy Act. Anti SOPA/PIPA Graphics and Memes [Pics] If 2012 is really the end of the world, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) could be the first sign.
Though it is constructed in the way that it might protect the intellectual property from the possible copyright infringement, it is so powerful that the big industry players could even take down a website first without any investigation, and this is called Domain Name System Blocking. Basically it has no much difference from the censorship seen in certain countries. (Image Source: sakimichan) SOPA Strike Confirmed List. Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP?
Wikipedia’s anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednesday. STRIKE AGAINST SOPA. Operation Blackout [On Going] Websites Confirmed for the Jan 18 Blackout Protesting SOPA. Wikipedia’s community calls for anti-SOPA blackout January 18. Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here).
The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States —the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate— that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia. This will be the first time the English Wikipedia has ever staged a public protest of this nature, and it’s a decision that wasn’t lightly made. PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet. Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is delayed in Congress, but it is definitely not dead.
The media company lobbyists and their Congressmen (hello, Lamar Smith!) Are simply regrouping. Stop Online Piracy Act.