SOPA means ‘trash’ in swedish.

Hello there friends.

As you all heard, the SOPA vote is just around the corner. And we need to make sure this SOPA-shit doesn’t get passed in congress.

So…

January 18, 8am-8pm EST (13.00-01.00 UTC, 14.00-02.00 CET) I will not be tweeting, logging in/on/whatnot, and LG will be shut down (along with other sites I am able to shut down) in protest of SOPA. It’s called #SOPABLACKOUT (instigated by reddit).. go 12 hrs to help save our rights!

Join us! Think of the lolcats!

For the US citizens, call your senator. Help the rest of us keep the internet free (or, well, as free as it is now at least).

More info.

How would SOPA work?
It allows the U.S. attorney general to seek a court order against the targeted offshore Web site that would, in turn, be served on Internet providers in an effort to make the target virtually disappear. It’s kind of an Internet death penalty. More specifically, section 102 of SOPA says that, after being served with a removal order:

A service provider shall take technically feasible and reasonable measures designed to prevent access by its subscribers located within the United States to the foreign infringing site (or portion thereof) that is subject to the order…Such actions shall be taken as expeditiously as possible, but in any case within five days after being served with a copy of the order, or within such time as the court may order.

Some critics have charged that such language could blacklist the next YouTube, Wikipedia, or WikiLeaks. Especially in the case of WikiLeaks, which has posted internal documents not only from governments but also copyrighted documents from U.S. companies and has threatened to post more, it’s hard to see how it would not qualify for blacklisting.

So please join us for the blackout, or at least More info.”>contact someone who can affect the outcome of the vote. Lets not move the old great firewall oct China to the US.

You can’t win unless you play. .. if you don’t, you won’t get any more pr0n. And we all know that would be a shame.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.





Hugo
January 12th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

It means “soup” in portuguese…



dartigen
January 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I made a huge-ass linkdump of pretty much every article out there on SOPA and PIPA (a similar bill in the Senate). It’s also got links to some addons to help you get around it (yeah, it’s already been defeated) and DiamondLevel’s video on how it will affect gamers.

http://cortibah.tumblr.com/post/15758067044/sopa-pipa-linkdump-pretty-much-every-article

(I’m also going to get off my butt and compile a list of companies that are for and against. Just so you know – EA and Activision are both supporting it. CoD fans, I think you know what to do…)



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