There’s a scene in The Matrix where Keanu Reeves‘ character, Neo, gets the tar beaten out of him by Agent Smith. After an extremely intense fight that has him narrowly avoiding death by jumping out of the way of an oncoming train, he is tired and staggering away. The train stops and a refreshed Agent… Continue reading CISPA is a comprehensive con job designed to pull the veil over the eyes of the world
Today is SOPA Blackout Day to oppose the bills currently being proposed in Congress, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect-IP Act (PIPA). You may have noticed that there are several major websites that are down today, including Wikipedia, Reddit, and Mozilla. You may have noticed that you Google has a message on their homepage… Continue reading SOPA and PIPA: Everything you need to know
The Tea Party movement was intended for Americans to harken to the revolutions of the past when tyranny and taxation reigned over the colonies. The #OccupyWallStreet movement drew awareness to the tremendous gaps between the “haves” and the “have nots” with a call for a more sensible distribution of wealth. Both have supporters and detractors… Continue reading The SOPA blackout is the most American thing we’ve done all day
Social news aggregator Reddit.com took the lead and announced that they were “going black” on January 18th to protest SOPA and PIPA. Despite backpedaling in Congress, the need is greater than ever for people to learn what the bills will mean if passed. Other websites need to follow Reddit’s lead. Several have, including Cheezburger, GOOD,… Continue reading Website owners, here’s how to protest SOPA on January 18th
It’s one thing to distance your company from a list that had proven in the last couple of weeks to be detrimental to those on it. It’s another thing altogether to come out and oppose something because it’s fundamentally wrong even if doing so has a negative effect on your bottom line. Most of the… Continue reading The major video game companies may be off the SOPA list but they still support it
Despite a massive Twitter campaign and a blog post that claims “Go Daddy no longer supports SOPA legislation” the company and their CEO have dodged questions about opposing the bill. In essence, they are taking a lesser role by not showing support for the bill. They have not opposed it. This week, they lost around… Continue reading GoDaddy lost 72,354 domains this week. It’s not enough.
The House Judiciary Committee has ceased without a vote to try to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) out of committee today. At the heart of the delay is the controversial provision that would give the Attorney General the power to shut down websites for copyright infringement. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said the hearing… Continue reading SOPA vote delayed
After last week’s high-energy American Censorship Day flew through with amazing responses from websites everywhere, much of the buzz has faded in the last few days. That simply cannot happen. SOPA, the bill that would grant power to the US government to censor websites, punish users, and have unprecedented control over the internet in general,… Continue reading Visualizing SOPA, the internet blacklist bill