How To Blackout Your Blogger and WordPress (.org or .com) Sites To Protest SOPA

This site along, with several thousand others including Wikipedia,, Reddit, Boing Boing and XDA-Developers will be shutting down for 24 hours tomorrow to protest  SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act  (HR3261) and the Protect IP Act (S.968 ).  These two proposed laws were drafted by and for the old guard entertainment industry (Hollywood, record labels and print publishing houses, mainly) and are backed by a two million dollar lobbying effort. The bills are supposed to combat online piracy and illegal file sharing. However they … Continue reading

Why SOPA is a Bad For Freedom and the Internet and What You Can Do To Help Stop It

  SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act  (HR3261) is a bill that is currently being considered by the US House of Representatives. SOPA and its companion Protect IP Senate bill (S.968 ) are well intended but badly drafted. If passed they have the potential to censor the Web, bankrupt web startups, stiffle innovation and severely disrupt social media and the Internet itself. Drafted and pushed by a group of large “old” media providers, SOPA and Protect IP have the laudable goal of stopping “online … Continue reading