“I’m a world-class nerd. But that doesn’t mean I understand the nuts and bolts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an internet censorship bill on which the House Judiciary Commitee held hearings today.”
The Stop Online Piracy Act and You: A Primer, Gizmoto, December 15, 2011
And the heavy hitters supporting this disaster:
SOPA Supporters, Scribd, no idea what the date is, but Gizmodo, with contact links to these companies, linked to it on December 21, 2011.
Actually, I think contacting your Congresspeople is probably a better idea because the American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Americans for Tax Reform, CBS, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Concerned Women for America, Coty, Inc., Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc., Estée Lauder Companies, Go Daddy, HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Marvel Entertainment, Minor League Baseball, Motion Picture Association of America, Revlon, Scholastic, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment, Time Warner, and all the many, far too MANY OTHERS ON THAT LIST do not care what you think.
Also, where the hell are Google and their six story building full of lawyers (h/t Laurel S) when you need them? Or all the other companies that make a living on the internet as we now know it? Like Facebook, Yahoo, and all the others?