Stop SOPA and PIPA
This is off topic and it will be short. Today the internet is on strike. Many popular website such as Wikipedia and Reddit which use user submitted content to thrive are blacked out today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Basically, these laws if passed would give the executive branch of the government the authority to block or even shut down websites that have potentially pirated material that violates copyright laws. This will in effect censor the internet, the only truly free place left in the world where humans can share knowledge, information, and a video of themselves singing “Moves Like Jagger” on YouTube.
How can a government regulate something that is global and theoretically doesn’t exist? What is the internet besides a bunch of invisible 1’s and 0’s that float above our heads bouncing off of satellites in space? Basically, the internet belongs to the world and we should be free to use it however we please. If America is truly the land of the free we CANNOT allow these bills to pass into law! Please use Google’s petition to contact your lawmakers and let them know that you DO NOT support SOPA or PIPA. The internet is counting on you!