Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA Opera

If you've been on the internet at all today you may have noticed many big websites shutting down in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act. This includes Wikipedia,Reddit and dozens of others. Of course they aren't the only ones who are upset at this well intentioned but badly written and broad law. In fact you have everyone from normal everyday people,to members of the video game industry and members of congress who oppose it. Of course not every member of congress opposes it but if you're one of those people who want an internet that isn't always under threat of being shutdown just because Sony doesn't like the idea of you having a Lady Gaga song in the background of your youtube video where you fall on your face trying to beat a game on your Xbox,you can click on the photo below and get in touch with your local member of congress. You can do that right after this short video by a group of video game makers about why they in particular don't like it.

Now with that said,earlier today I found out via twitter that republican senator Mark Kirk has come out to oppose SOPA's partner bill PIPA which is basically the same thing but the senate version. You should reallylearn about PIPA. To see who's supporting the bill,who's against it and what you can do about it,click on my member of congress.