Censorship

Today is the SOPA/PIPA online protest.

One of my friends says it well:
Meg’s Ragged Edge

Links to well-known companies:
Mozilla
Craig’s List
Google
Reddit
Wikipedia’s Press Release

Links to not-as-well-known companies:
The Pirate Bay (yes, really, it’s a PIRATING site!)

Comics:
Kawaii Not
XKCD
Cyanide and Happiness

News:
CNN
Cnn Money
White House blog
Politico

Blogs:
Terrible Minds
OonaBalloona

Screenshots:
Wikipedia:

The Oatmeal (who had a hilarious gif)

The Day the LOLCats died:

Some very scary retweets.
These are really painful, honestly. Students complaining they can’t do homework without Wikipedia? Umm… TALK TO YOUR LIBRARIAN! Read your textbook. Look up things on World Book. I love Wikipedia. I think it’s a great tool, but it is just one tool of many. Wikipedia is an amazing social experiment, drawing on the skills and intelligence of normal people (though, yes, not always the average person. I know at least one professor of mine who contributes). I don’t feel sorry for the students complaining that they have homework to do. They should have done it earlier.

I think that’s enough links. Maybe too many, but SOPA/PIPA are well-documented topics right now.
To quote Five Star Rebel Union:
“My father is a fairly Conservative person, his views on many topics are traditional, old-fashioned; and in my opinion often outdated. I mention this because when i was a kid he told me that the reason we fought WW2, or rather the ideal that our side was fighting for was to prevent someone else from telling us what books we could read or music we could listen to, what movies we could watch even what clothes that we could wear.”

To quote a friend of mine:
███ ██ █ ████ everything ███ █████ is █████ ████ ████ fine ████ ███ █ ██████ love █████ ██████ ███ your █████ ████ government.

Fascinating, and I’m sure this is connected somehow:
Public Domain

And while I’m upset:
Audio Books
I love Amazon, but they just want to make more money off Amazon Prime!

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2 responses to “Censorship

  1. We have to safeguard all of our online freedoms or we will lose them.

  2. ACTA is going to make isps lawfully answerable for all kinds of things their customers do on the internet. It is a really dangerous piece of legislation not just in net freedom but even to our day to day freedoms. We should stop it.

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