17 Jan '12, 4pm

We're joining @wikipedia @boingboing @reddit to protest about internet censorship: here's why #SOPA

We're joining @wikipedia @boingboing @reddit to protest about internet censorship: here's why #SOPA

In the history book of bad ideas, the concept of giving corporations the right to censor the internet has to rank among the worst ever. But that's what the impact of two bills recently introduced in the US Congress would be if they, or anything like them, were enacted into law, and it's causing a righteous ruckus among free speech activists around the world. In solidarity with major sites like Wikipedia , Boing Boing , and Reddit , many Greenpeace websites will be dark for 12 hours on 18 January to protest these two bills specifically, and the idea of empowering internet censorship in general. If you don’t know what the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and Protect IP Act (Pipa) are, you should look them up . While touted as efforts to curtail film and music piracy, they have the potential to allow corporations to censor online activism as well. In a nutshell, these bills will...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/about/sorry-youre-not-a...

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