Congress is about to pass internet censorship, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

This internet censorship will be implemented in the same way that China and other countries are blocking websites, through DNS blocking.

In an attempt to appeal to all styles of readership, I’ve included some information on SOPA in image/graphic form, video form, and in nerdy “who said it” form.

SOPA Hard Copy

You can read about SOPA on the following sites:

Images about SOPA

Access the Stop SOPA Infographic here.

And make sure that you like and tweet the page.

Quotes about SOPA

“The main “enforcement” mechanism in these bills is to put liability on third party service providers coming from the tech industry, undermining the safe harbors of the DMCA and the legal framework that has allowed tons of important internet platforms to evolve.”

– Mike Masnick (TechDirt)

“When ideas are blocked, information deleted, conversations stifled and people constrained in their choices, the Internet is diminished for all of us.. There isn’t an economic Internet and a social Internet and a political Internet. There’s just the Internet.”

– Hillary Clinton (United States Secretary of State)

I’ll add a few more as the days progress…

Help Stop SOPA by Using Your WordPress Site

It’s actually pretty easy…

You can write a blog post like I have to create some awareness, and / or you can install one of these Stop SOPA plugins on your WordPress site.

I’ve checked them out, and they’re pretty cool. 

  • Stop SOPA Ribbon – Appears in the upper right hand corner of this site – great for businesses
  • Stop SOPA Widget – The SOPA popup will only be displayed on January 18th from 8am–8pm EST (1300–0100 UTC) by default, but if you’re javascript savvy feel free to change that.

And if you don’t like these, here is a full list of SOPA Blackout Plugins.