You may have noticed that a number of your favorite sites have gone black today in order to protest PIPA and SOPA. If you aren’t familiar with PIPA and SOPA they are bills that would ultimately end up censoring the Internet.
Check out the video below to learn more about PIPA/SOPA.
Beginning January 25, The Senate will begin voting on the two bills, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is why websites and blogs across the web are taking action today and showing they do not support these bills. Millions of people have already opposed them, but there is hope that with certain sites “blacking out”, even more people will become aware of what SOPA and PIPA are and actively oppose them by contacting their representatives and signing online petitions.
The question many of us local bloggers have is: how is SOPA/PIPA going to affect my blog? If you’re lucky enough to make a profit or a living from your blog, how will this legislation affect your income? What’s the outcome for bloggers in all of this? Read some reactions about SOPA/PIPA from bloggers across the country below.
- Beauty Bloggers and SOPA —Handmade Reviews
- SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act): The Blacklist Bill — Blogging Techies
- Tech at Night: Kill SOPA Now — Red State
- SOPA: Behind the Blackouts — Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Blog
- Public Service Announcement: Writes, Censorship, and SOPA — Writing Forward Blog
- URGENT: SOPA Will Kill Your Mom Blog and WAHM Business — 1099-Mom
And a few links from our friends around the web talking about SOPA/PIPA:
- Hyperlocal Publishers Join Major Media in SOPA Protest — Street Fight
- SOPA is the end of us, says bloggers— Politico
- Big Name Websites Protest SOPA — 10,000 Words
- Which anti-SOPA game companies are fighting back, and how — Venture Beat
- Wikipedia Latest and Biggest to Join SOPA Protest — Flip the Media
- SOPA, PIPA: What You Need to Know — CBS News