Currently, there’s a new threat cooking in Washington. The big Internet companies like Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, the Cheezburger Network and many others are opposing the bill and some of them are considering a day of blackout in order to raise awareness in the general public on the severe consequences of this bill – a bill that threatens the foundations of Internet and its free spirit, democracy, innovation and progress. So, if on Wednesday, January 18th, your favorite website is not working – well, it’s just a preview…
Tech Blackout to Protest SOPA
Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts)
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet
Biden on Internet Freedom
WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet
The 2011 G8 summit in France has risen some technology-related questions, among which the “New common challenges: the Internet, innovation (…)”. Here is the Keynote speech e-G8, given by Lawrence Lessig, explaining why the government regulation is a really bad idea for the prosperity of society and innovation.
The plan is also backed by a very clear message to the brightest minds on the planet:
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