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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BLACKOUT POST!

You may have noticed that sites like Wikipedia and Google are "censoring" themselves in order to protect SOPA and PIPA - both bills proposed to make the internet as friendly for Americans as it is for the Chinese. Being an American, it's about time I did my own post about this. In a nutshell, here's what's going on:

Both SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are bills designed to give big corporations the right to shut down any site suspected of having infringing content. They don't even need evidence.
 They can just plain shut any site down on a whim. This video can explain it a lot better than I can:



Unrelated: I now know an ecologist personally. Brace yourselves for fun entries!

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