24-Hour Internet Black-Out
Today the tech industry is protesting two online piracy prevention bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) in a 24-hour “Internet shutdown”. In opposition of the legislation, major tech companies like Google and Wikipedia are limiting their services and directing users to petitions forms and congressional representative contact information.
The Google image above depicts the groundswell of support against the bills starting the Internet’s founders and ending with 3million Americans who have already signed petitions against it.
This controversial legislation has slowly taken the public spotlight. If the general public didn’t know about these bills before today, they surely know about them now. Voting in the senate will start on January, 24th. Where do you stand?