Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOPA and PIPA - Stop Censorship

Today (Wednesday, January 18, 2012) you'll read about Web sites "going dark" to protest two bills in the United States Congress (SOPA - the Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA - the Protect IP Act). These proposed pieces of legislation are very ill-conceived and pose a threat to Internet innovation and free speech (they would put this site in legal jeopardy if it linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to real or perceived copyright infringing material).

The NGO Security Blog stands with Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, Twitter, PayPal, Facebook, and numerous other Web sites, businesses, organizations and individuals in opposing these initiatives. Learn more about SOPA and PIPA here. If you're a U.S. citizen, consider contacting your Congressional representative and voicing your opposition to these bills. Google and the Electronic Frontier Foundation make it easy to do so.



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