I’m stealing this direct from my colleague Maryn McKenna, who keeps the fabulous SuperBug blog here at Wired. Much of the Internet is dark today, to protest the ludicrous law known as SOPA. Here are some links, from McKenna, with which to eduficate yourself about his awful proposed legislation:
Constant readers: Today, Wikipedia is locked, Boing Boing is dark, and I join with many bloggers much more important than me to protest legislation that would destroy the Internet as we know it. Superbug is dark today to protest the ill-conceived Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate.
I humbly request that you consider visiting these sites for more:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s explainer
Google.com’s petition, which our parent Wired.com has also bannered and linked
A letter from leading tech companies.
Why is a journalist taking a position on legislation, when we are bound by professional practice to be objective and fair? This letter from the Online News Association explains journalists’ opposition to SOPA.
I’ll see you back here tomorrow. If SOPA and PIPA passed, on the other hand, maybe I wouldn’t.