CISPA is the New SOPA Earlier this year, strong public opposition led by several prominent websites forced Congressional leaders to cancel votes on two bills known in Washington as “SOPA” and “PIPA.” Both of these bills threatened search engines and websites with possible shutdowns if the Justice Department deemed them insufficiently cooperative with our phony “war on terror,” or if they were merely accused of copyright infringement. Fortunately the American public flooded Capitol Hill with phone calls and Congressional leaders dropped both bills.
The media industry is at it again. They’d like us all to be sitting on the couch consuming, not creating, …and certainly not sharing.
TED Talk by Clay Shirky: Why PIPA & SOPA are a Bad Idea
What can you do?
Call your Representatives. Ask them to “Please don’t break the internet.”
And be ready for more…
Strange title, great story!
I’ve read quite a few posts from people saying the title was unfortunate or bad. I think the title is very appropriate. After reading the parable in the article, the title will make sense.
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