As many of you know, today is a digital strike against internet censorship, and specifically SOPA and PIPA. Just a word of encouragement and solidarity from the elves here at Cycling’ 74 to voice your opposition to these laws.
As a result of the strike campaign and a recent White House statement, it looks like SOPA as it stands will be abandoned, but this is something that needs some continued momentum against revisions of the bill and similar bills like PIPA.
If you’re in the US, EFF has set up an easy way to email congress:
Only the unemployed and unwashed (with rich parents) take to the streets, apparently.
In the UK, we have observed how our administration looks, for political and business models, to the West. It now appears that the US administration is Orienting itself elsewhere for inspiration. Erosion of civil liberties, armed security forces, child labour. Oh the irony.
ps and thanks for the helpful links Joshua