Rather than going 'black' today in protest against SOPA and PIPA, Yours For Good Fermentables joins the chorus against these bills: respectively, the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and Protect IP Act in the Senate.
And, once you've done that, read this chilling piece by Jonathan Turley: 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free. The danger goes much further than the internet.
- The above embedded video was prepared by a non-profit organization called Fight For The Future. Like many such advocacy groups, its financial backers are not listed. Considering its goals, I wouldn't be surprised if Google, Ebay, Facebook, etc. were among them. Its webpage does mention EFF as one of its friends. That organization being a force for e-freedom, and the simple yet fairly honest depiction of the dangers of SOPA/PIPA in the video, were powerful enough reasons for me to re-post it here.
- Although Wikipedia is preventing searches of its database throughout the day today as a protest against the bills (and as a foretaste of what a severely controlled internet could look like in the future), its mobile site remains functioning.