5 of the best online SOPA/PIPA protests

5 of the best online SOPA/PIPA protests

“Why’s the internet broken? Well, the US government – under pressure from the music and film industries – has drafted a couple of laws to discourage piracy.

One is SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the other is PIPA (Protect IP Act). Between them, these laws could shut down sites that have done nothing wrong, and jeopardise any site that links outside its own domain.

Naturally, that’s not the intention, but the protests we’re seeing reflect that people want the laws governing internetville to be drawn up sensibly, not thrust out in knee-jerk legislation. Above all, the freedom of the World Wide Web is under threat.”

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