Two bills before Congress – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate – would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American businesses. The bills would empower a few corporations and the FCC to censor the Web in the name of combating piracy overseas.
The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on Jan. 24. Click on the Google image above and tell Congress to vote NO on SOPA and PIPA by signing the petition.
Yesterday’s wave of online and offline activism opposing SOPA/PIPA appears to be working. Four co-sponsors of PIPA in the Senate withdrew their support of the legislation. More than 45 million people signed Google’s petition and more than 300,000 constituents e-mailed or called their Senators and Representatives.
Fore more clarification on what SOPA/PIPA means and its potential effects, watch this YouTube video: