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Make Your Voice Heard Against SOPA and PIPA

January 18th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

First, I apologize for not mentioning this earlier since the timing now seems bandwagon-ish, however I’ll admit I never imagined the awareness against SOPA would have grown this large. If you’re anything like me, you use the internet daily for entertainment and convenience, so I’m sure you have heard of SOPA and/or PIPA by now. I’m aware there are still those that use the internet daily in some capacity, yet have not heard of SOPA or PIPA, or just unaware of what they are or even how they feel about it.

Today, some of my favorite sites have gone dark in protest against SOPA such as Wikipedia & reddit however while SOPA might have its own demons and is almost dead before it hits the legislation floor, it is an election year and lobbyists can potentially revive it if they chose to. Don’t bank on this just going away while it seems to be down just yet, remember what’s at stake here in the grander scope of things; money. Mammoth entertainment firms in film and music stand to lose billions if SOPA and PIPA pass.

While to you and I, the internet consumerists, the fundamental of this bill is appalling, but remember who is actually voting on our behalf at the House of Representatives; old men and women that are severely out of touch with technology and don’t understand how it works or how it is, just who is their lobbyist and have they received their portion of the money lately to vote for or against something.

Do something, now. I have.