Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Actions against PIPA and SOPA Acts

Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge... Do you follow the actions taken in response to PIPA and SOPA Acts? 
Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are the two controversial bills in Congress that propose to impose some strict regulations and consequences related to the online piracy. While the concern is legitimate it is also believed that the act will stifle the creativity, freedom of speech and impose impossible to maintain restrictions on some file sharing and open source services.  

In response many major services taken actions in protest: 



Wikipedia blacked out in protest Jan 18, 2012

Google call to take action and sign the petition 

Flick allow users to darken photos for 24 hours 
Wired.com blocked with rollover effect 
Google homepage

Polish Wikipedia posted an article in solidarity with the American version

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