Summer Post #13: Chimbarazo! (or I Didn’t Know That)

Once again, TED veteran Rives (the guy who did the textspeak love story) wows us with another charming, humorus, but enlightening talk.

Here you go- and I dare you not to blurt out “Chimbarazo!” sometime today…

 

Internet Censorship: SOPA and PIPA

Between Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wed., Jan.18 may web sites, including Wikipedia, plan to “blackout” in protest of 2 impending bills in the House (SOPA) and Senate (PIPA). On NOv. 16, Tumblr did a test blackout to promote the cause and encourage people to write or call their Congressman.

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Google will also use its homepage to protest (READ HERE)

These Websites are going dark!

BREAKING BBC article (Wed.)

Here’s a web site that explains the difference between the 2 bills.

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Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: Why SOPA/PIPA matters

Here’s an infographic:

 

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And a Documentary:

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

 

 

Here’s a call to action and more videos:

http://americancensorship.org/

Another great article, with plenty of links: http://henryjenkins.org/2012/01/internet_blackout_sopa_reddit.html

OUR OWN CODY took the liberty of creating his own post. He points to a site showing where the money trail leads.

For a more in depth look at the debate, watch this:

 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

 Where do the Congressmen stand? See this LINK

To find out more about WHO OPPOSES and WHO SUPPORTS these bills, scroll down to the bottom of this article

Was the author of SOPA himself a copyright violator?

 

So….are you more informed than the average U.S. citizen?


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