Wassup with all the “Blacked Out” sites? What’s all this SOPA Strike stuff? Is it the online apocalypse? Has the internet come to an end?
Well Google, Wikipedia, Boing Boing and many of your favorite blogs have gone “dark” to protest two anti-piracy bills that are up for debate in the U.S. Congress.
It’s a debate that’s pitted the Web against Washington. And if the goal of these protests was to get people talking, that sure seems to have worked, with every media organization on the planet talking about piracy today.
Many of these sites are using creative techniques to bring attention to the two bills – one called SOPA, the other PIPA – and making very clear their viewpoint on it.
So, what are these piracy bills all about? Find out below… (more…)