Yesterday was, it turns out, a good day: so far, 18 senators previously in favor of PIPA now oppose it, seven of whom were former co-sponsors of the act. Here's the full list of converts.
SOPA sucks. PIPA sucks. The proposed anti-piracy bills are terrible in pretty much every way. But they aren't laws yet, and there's plenty we can do to keep it that way. Here are six tools to help you fight SOPA online.
Lots of sites are protesting SOPA today by going dark. Turning your website black is cute, and even attention-grabbing. But the only way SOPA dies is if the Internet industry starts lobbying just as hard as the entertainment industry.
OMG why is wiki down?? How will I do my homework? WTF is this??? JESSIE have u seen this?? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE WAR OF 1812 STARTED OR WHY OR WHAT IT IS?? I'm angry on Twitter.
Today, taking a break from hurling racist slurs and GIFs at one another, the internet is taking a symbolic stand against SOPA and PIPA—two awful laws that would ruin the web. Behold the blackout rebellion.