It’s Thursday, November 16th, 2011.
Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship systems – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). It is understood that this legislation as written will NOT stop piracy, but what it will do is stop social media and sites thriving on user-generated content dead in their tracks. If this bill passes, the Internet and free speech with it, will never be the same.
Anyone operating a website or interacting on a social network could face blocking, risk of jail, and perhaps the worst – the end of fun. That includes us.
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Don’t like it either? Americans, you can send a note to Congress saying so.