Well known sites such as Wikipedia will shut down their sites in less than 13 hours in protest to the next American internet Censorship bill.  The proposed legislation called the SOPA or Stop Online Piracy Act, was introduced in the United States House of Representatives in October of 2011 by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar Smith and a group of 12 co-sponsors.  The bill will change the way we use the internet  as well as companies who relay on it by barring online advertising networks and payment facilitator from doing business with website that might be involved with copyright infringement. It could also bar search engine websites from find them.

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WTF is SOPA by TotalBiscuit

 

 

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