Internet is now a major source of free information. It is unfortunate that while the United Nations has declared internet access as a basic human right; censoring content due to SOPA and PIPA will reverse this triumph.
I saw this news from Yahoo about a blackout on the internet. Its quite alarming especially if these two bills “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) and the “PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) would be passed. Wikipedia will be joined by thousands of other sites, all of which will be blacked out for between 12 and 24 hours. In anticipation of the confusion this will cause, we’ve put together a quick guide for those of you looking for answers, and for a way to get in on the action.
Taken from Digitaltrends
The Computer Professionals' Union (CPU) expresses strong opposition to the "Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)" and "PROTECT IP Act" being pushed in the United States Congress. We join our fellow computer professionals, free and open source advocates and developers, and human rights defenders all over the world in standing up against these proposed blacklist bills.
Taken from Google
The SOPA & PIPA Acts are not only clear and present dangers to free speech. Moreover, it functions as a threat to the free sharing of information. We believe that ideas and information are not commodities no one can claim strict ownership of such. RESIST CORPORATE CONTROL OF IDEAS. FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET. IDEAS ARE FREE.
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