More news on the SOPA, enemy of the internet.
This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day: Mike Mozart of JeepersMedia puts the epic toy fails on hold for a moment to shed some necessary light on one of the most mind-blowing open secrets about the Stop Online Piracy Act: The entertainment industry giants spending millions to get it passed previously spent years actively encouraging the same “piracy” they now claim to oppose.
The video is a little long, but well worth watching all the way through, if only to appreciate the sheer WTF*ckery that is SOPA.
After you’ve watched the whole thing, use this site to find your elected officials and make sure they watch the whole thing too.
As Mozart says: We only get once chance to stop this bill before it stops us.
For many online, that’s a deal breaker — including for Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh, who has announced his intention to move all Cheezburger Network domains away from GoDaddy unless they come to their senses.
If you feel the same way, this boycott thread on Reddit should provide you with all you need to know about moving to another domain hosting service.
I cannot spread this information enough guys. Another link you should read is YCombinator founder Paul Graham’s decision to blacklist any company that supports SOPA from attending YCombinator demo day, including investors. Here’s a badass quote from the dude himself:
“If these companies are so clueless about technology that they think SOPA is a good idea, how could they be good investors?”