SOPA & PIPA

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    Jan 17, 2012 9:04 AM GMT
    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackoutToday, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States—the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate—that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.




    please help spread word of this.
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    Jan 18, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    is anyone concerned? these acts will affect various sites, from wikis to video hosting.
    wikimedia and flickr are raising awareness of this.
    http://blog.flickr.net/en/2012/01/18/pipa-sopa/
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    Jan 19, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    javalava saidis anyone concerned? these acts will affect various sites, from wikis to video hosting.
    wikimedia and flickr are raising awareness of this.
    http://blog.flickr.net/en/2012/01/18/pipa-sopa/


    Why would anyone be concerned about this? Regulation of the internet by the Federal government falls under the "Commerce Clause" - and government involvement is a GOOD thing - just look at how Obamacare and Dodd-Frank is benefitting millions of citizens already. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Todays website protests have made a difference and the Republican and Democratic co sponsors are running for cover now.