Anonymous fights Internet censorship by opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Those claiming to represent the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous has issued a threat to the U.S. Congress if they pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives.
SOPA , also known as the Internet censorship bill, would radically restrict Internet freedom in an attempt to protect intellectual property rights. Critics claim the bill, if passed, would cripple the Internet as we know it.
Indeed, growing concern with the Stop Online Piracy Act has generated a great deal of buzz with the online community. Some of the biggest websites and brands in the world are actively encouraging their users to protest the bill, including: AOL Inc., eBay Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn Corporation, Mozilla Corp., Twitter, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc.
You all remember Tumblr's 'Take action against Internet Censorship', well not long after the loud and roaring opposition by the public and internet the SOPA hearing comes right back and this time, unfairer than ever:
On the next congressional SOPA hearings: there will be no OPPONENT of the bill allowed
It's time to take action.
Ladies and gentleman, I sincerely wish you spread any news from this topic like wildfire. We really don't need for-profit businesses dictating every action in our lives. And we don't need them trying to tell us that information is rightfully subject to censorship, because it isn't. Information should always be free.
[link] Petition to allow opposition to testify