If you haven’t been reading the internet, you might not know that Nov. 16th was American Censorship Day, a movement in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA) which uses the excuse of protecting intellectual property to ban material, and even whole websites, on the internet. A move many call straight censorship.
Both Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Leader, and Republican Representative Darrell Issa have come out against the act which gives us hope that the act won’t come into fruition. But the bill isn’t dead yet, and this hasn’t been the first attempt at internet censorship in the name of protecting intellectual property.
Here’s hoping these bills never come out. The internet is the last completely free domain for free speech, and these bills would open up the Pandora’s box of internet censorship.