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Sunday, January 15, 2012

As The Web Turns: Just say no to SOPA

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.

Show your disapproval of SOPA by changing your profile picture:


  1. Why isn't Al Gore's name in the open letter? He invented the internet :)

    On a serious note: Why don't they propose their own bill that would help stop piracy and still keep the internet just the way they want it? They're the most qualified to figure it out. Or are they just like those gun nuts who think making it illegal to buy a machine gun is infringing on their 2nd amendment right to hunt small unarmed animals?

  2. Maybe they should just use the .436 domain name:)

  3. Good news! It seems SOPA has been held back. But it's sister act the Protect IP Act is still going ahead.



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