Seems to be Congress is working on a new law, that changes Internet so much, that WIKIPEDIA decided, to black the English WIKIPEDIA page for 24 hours.
That was Yesterday.
Today I got more news about the SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act - to me it looks like something like a McCarthy era remake.
I just visited www.OneCandleintheDark.blogspot.com reading that the lobbying SOPA supporters earned millions of dollars with distributing software to download copyrighted material. And now they are criminalizing it.
And it is an attack against free speach, as you will see. When Egypt shut down the Internet last spring, there was an uproar here in the States. Now SOPA in effect is cutting off the Internet as we know it. The Internet has to stay a room of free speach! Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge!
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