How To Save The Internet- Stop SOPA And PIPA

Today is a day where much of the blogosphere has gone dark as have many other websites around the net. It is part of the protest against SOPA and PIPA.

SOPA and PIPA are bills that are being presented to the US government. They stand for  Protect IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA.  Many companies and millions of people oppose them because they would lead to censorship of the web and cause significant damage to business and Internet freedom.

If you are here you can see that I obviously have not taken my blog down nor am I using the plugin that many other sites have chosen to use for the protest.

That isn’t because I don’t believe in the protest, far from it. I am against SOPA and PIPA. I support the protesters and I lend my weight to them too.

I think it is important to provide the message about why these measures must be stopped in a variety of ways. I don’t want people to tune out because they see the same message over and over which is why this post is being shared.

We need to reach out to Congress and tell them that they must not pass these. Want to learn more? Watch the video below:

Contact your senators and let them know how you feel. Don’t let this happen, do something about it.


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  1. Amalia February 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    SOPA and ACTA are BAD.
    Its not about the pirates anymore, its about censoring what the public can watch/see. Its the worst kind of propaganda (the equivalent? of Hitlers book burnings).

  2. Angela February 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

    The thing that really frustrates me, is that this is a small group in just one country making decisions that will impact the whole world. I have no vote in America, so the lawmakers there don’t give a stuff if I disagree with this, but if it goes through I will be affected.

  3. Mhelgie February 7, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Hi Jack,

    Actually just today I am enlightened about SOPA And PIPA. I never had time knowing what is really happening so, thank you for sharing your thought, as for me I do agree that when this bill will be pass it will give a big effect to businesses who uses the web.

  4. Jens P. Berget January 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Jack,

    I have been seeing all the protest against SOPA and PIPA all across the net. And it’s really interesting being a Norwegian in all this, because I haven’t read a single sentence about it Norwegian newspapers or seen it mentioned on the news here even once.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

    • Jack January 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Hi Jens,

      Since SOPA and PIPA were developed from within the US government I am not surprised that you didn’t see anything about it.

      Fortunately the protests seems to have had a positive impact upon the lawmakers.

  5. rebecca January 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for the info. I’m much more comfortable trusting in the collective intelligence.

  6. Jayme Soulati January 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Thanks for this info; can’t have enough of it. And, my, how clean it was!

  7. Hajra January 19, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I was moving this day! So, it was a dark day for me indeed… but for all different reasons! 🙁

  8. Jack January 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hey Bill,

    Well I want to ask our congressmen if they signed on without reading about all of the potential ramifications.

    It sure sounds like someone decided to kill a fly with hand grenade.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if like you said he runs far and clear from it.

  9. Bill Dorman January 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Guess what? I personally know one of the Representatives who co-sponsored the bill in the House; Dennis Ross. He posted something on Facebook about thinking he was doing the right thing, but after he saw the magnitude of this this, I’m pretty sure he will drop his sponsorship. I told him ‘wise move’ and not only drop it, but run as fast as you can away from it.

    He said if the tech/internet community doesn’t support it; it’s like trying to stop crime w/out the police support.

    Interesting indeed.

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