SOPA & PIPA: Dead or Extended Shelf Life?

Today could have played out much differently.  You or myself could have potentially faced the free and open Internet, as we know it, censored one day. Just imagine attempting to access a website and it’s no longer there. In actuality, last week’s online protests, which consisted of thousands of websites that blacked out their content to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills, was a clever preview of the future, if those bills are passed.

I have to admit, maybe that sounds a little dramatic. But now that I have your attention, please be aware of the SOPA & PIPA bills that Congress is trying to pass that could possibly change the Internet in a negative way.

If you have been following the SOPA & PIPA bills, you will know that after what is being called the, “largest online protest in history” took place last week, Congress has now postponed both bills. Although, both bills have been postponed, it does not mean they are dead. Is it possible it’s being delayed, but with an extended shelf life?

For more information regarding SOPA & PIPA, please check out an article on Mashable that includes the SOPA bill. Wikipedia is also posting updates on both bills.

Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to persuade your ideas and thoughts about SOPA & PIPA.  It’s just to simply inform you so that you can form your own opinion.

avatarKatie Presley
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Posted on January 24th, 2012. Filed under Popular Posts, Spotlight.