Tomorrow the internet is protesting PIPA, the Protect the Internet from Real Pirates and Investment Portfolios Act, a bill intended to protect the internet from piracy by making sure everyone who knows someone who might have inadvertently (or advertently) posted content that might be interpreted as maybe being someone else’s is forced to walk the plank. (I think I have that right?) The effects of the US bill will be global and perhaps even confirm the Mayan 2012 revelation. Because we’re all pirates and when we’re angry we scorch the earth. (I think that’s also right.)
Wikipedia, Reddit, the Cheezeburger network, Mozilla, WordPress, TwitPic and Boing Boing among others will be going dark in protest (despite rumors Twitter will be business as usual tomorrow). Don’t expect to find much of anything here at Skepchick.
If you’re unsure about what SOPA/PIPA and the protests are all about, Know Your Meme has an easy, quick and dirty infographic.
What are your thoughts on SOPA/PIPA? How do you feel about the blackout? Are you participating? Is anyone actually in favor of this act?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.
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