It would appear that one by one "Web celebs" are now turning their fangs on studio executives, who would once have been considered the bread and butter of Hollywood, and joined the fight to stop SOPA.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R.3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Lamar Smith. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods and is strongly supported by most of the Hollywood heavy weight studio executives.
However the bill is not popular with everyone. In December, 2011 a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration. The bill has been condemmed by both anonymous and the Occupy movement.
More recently, Reddit has said it will hold a 12-hour blackout from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday January 18 to coincide with a congressional hearing on SOPA.
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